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Digital Photograph - Ceresolis Behind Counter, Mondo Music, Carlton, circa 1960 Image Reg. No: MM 136763

Digital photograph of Jo and Ugo Ceresoli behind the counter of their store, Mondo Music, on Lygon Street, Carlton, circa 1960.

It is part of a collection of over 50 pieces which includes a button accordion, seven music stands, posters, scrapbooks, and digital photographs.

Ugo Ceresoli (1927-1996) emigrated from Italy to Australia, arriving in Melbourne in late 1952 on the 'Oceania'. Ugo was 25 years old and was an accomplished dance musician and accordionist. Reunited in Melbourne with his brother Bruno, they formed an Italian music band in Carlton, an inner suburb of Melbourne amidst a growing post-War Italian migrant community. In about 1953 they named their dance band 'Mokamba Orchestra' and performed Italian and Latin and other music styles for increasingly cross-cultural Melbourne audiences. They also appeared on radio and TV. Bruno died in 1970, but Ugo, joined by his wife Jo Muhrer (Laurance), a singer, continued perforrming with Mokambo Orchestra for over 40 years.
Digital copy of a black and white photograph.
Description Of Content:
A man and a woman behind a store counter. They are surrounded by musical instruments and records. Letters, placed on the wall behind them, spell out 'RECORDS'.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Melinda Ceresoli, 2013
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: performances, italian communities, performers, entertainment workers, music band, music performances, performing arts, singing, entertainment venues, entertainment industry
Themes this item is part of: Ugo & Bruno Ceresoli, Italian Migrants, 1949 & 1952, Jo Muhrer, Melbourne Singer & Cabaret Performer, 1950s-1970s, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Music & Musical Instruments
Tertiary Classification: interiors
People Depicted: Ugo Ceresoli; Jo Ceresoli
Format: Digital Photograph: Black & White
Person Depicted: Mr Ugo Ceresoli, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960
Person Depicted: Jo Muhrer, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960
Place Depicted: Mondo Music Store, East Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960

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