Music

..... Beyond 'O Sole Mio'

Italian singers / Italian music in brief

 

Popular Italian singer Elisa

Popular Italian singer Elisa

Some Americans seem to equate Italian music with O Sole Mio and Funiculi Funicula.Meaning no disrespect to these great songs, Italy has a popular music tradition that provides strong competition to popular and rock music from other countries such as the United States and England.

 

I would divide Italian popular music into four different categories (that overlap to some extent).

  • Melodic music
  • Italian Rock
  • Singer-songwriters (Known as "cantautori" )
  • Their own styles
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