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CVI • N. 28 • THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014 • GIOVEDÌ 10 LUGLIO 2014 FACEBOOK.COM/ITALOAMERICANONEWSPAPER Musicians playing at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia italoamericano.com $ 1.20 DATED MATERIAL - DO NOT DELAY Continued on page 2 Perugia celebrates the American music tradition: Umbria Jazz 2014 Luce Institute celebrates its 90th birthday with "L'immaginario italiano", an exhibition about the icons of Italian cinema and culture sIlVIA sIMoNettI GIulIA louIse steIGeRwAlt When we think of jazz music, we usually think of New Orleans or, more generally, of the south- ern United States where it origi- nated in the late 19 th and early 20 th century. When we think of 7(!4 .!452% $%342/9%$ )4 !,3/ 02%3%26%$ 7(!4 .!452% $%342/9%$ )4 !,3/ 02%3%26%$ ./7 /0%. In 1924 the L.U.C.E. Institute (Educational and Cinemato- graphic Union) was founded to narrate Italian history through images, stories and movies. One year later, the name was changed to Luce National Institute (Istituto Nazionale Luce) and taken over by Benito Mussolini, who understood the enormous Continued on page 3 jazz in Italy, we also think of the Umbria Jazz Festival. This musical genre, particu- larly based on the artists' talent for improvisation, combines tra- ditional European rhythms with the counter-metric patterns of African music, and features per- cussion and dancing. Jazz was born from the Blues and influ- enced by musical forms such as ragtime, with origins in the African American communities originally brought to the U.S. by the Atlantic slave trade. The abolition of slavery gave a new boost to the spread of jazz across the country and all over the world, incorporating national and local elements, and giving Continua a pagina 13 BARBARA MINAFRA Rispettare la storia. Per non disperdere un patrimonio eredita- to, conoscerla e conservarla. L'Italia e soprattutto gli italia- ni che convivono con tonnellate di monumenti e quintali di tesori immateriali, che costruiscono la tradizione nazionale e che fisica- mente riempiono gli spazi vitali, dovrebbe essere l'abc. Invece ci distinguiamo per trascuratezza e degrado. Uno spreco tangibile di La lezione di civiltà che c'è nei monumenti da conservare

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