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Digital Photograph - Mrs Ceresoli Behind Counter, Mondo Music, Carlton, circa 1960 Image Reg. No: MM 136764

Digital photograph of Jo Ceresoli behind the counter of the music 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 woman standing behind a store counter, smiling, with her arms crossed. She is surrounded by music records and posters advertising music bands and albums. There are Christmas decorations in the background of the photo. She is wearing a white blouse, unbuttoned cardigan and a necklace.
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: Jo Muhrer, Melbourne Singer & Cabaret Performer, 1950s-1970s, Ugo & Bruno Ceresoli, Italian Migrants, 1949 & 1952, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Music & Musical Instruments
Tertiary Classification: interiors
Format: Digital Photograph: Black & White
Original Owner: 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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