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Italian Music 2: Between the Wars
Tuesday, February 18TH, 2014 by
Italian Music 1922 Italian popular music at the turn of the 20th century was ready to absorb all possible input coming from the outside world. It was strongly influenced by the Opera, the so called Neapolitan Song, and by foreign musical styles such as the French Café Chantant, and the...
The festival of Sanremo
Sunday, February 02TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
The festival di Sanremo Music is very important for Italians, because singing is part of our own history and tradition. Traditional Italian music has had, since the 1950s, a most prestigious appointment followed by the entire country: the Festival di Sanremo.  The festival di Sanremo is...
Roberta Gambarini
Monday, September 19TH, 2011 by
What a wonderful way to wake up, I thought! I had switched on the radio to hear the clear, silky voice of a female singer singing ̎Easy to Love. ̎ The only problem was that I didn't know who was singing. I soon found out that it was the Italian jazz singer, Roberta Gambarini. It was...
Marco Calliari in New York
Wednesday, December 22TH, 2010 by
MONTREAL ITALIEN MARCO CALLIARI RETURNS TO NYC FOR APAP 2011 CONFERENCE APPEARANCES Marco Calliari A Canadian singer-songwriter whose music is a personal exploration of the Italian diaspora and its folklore, Montreal's Marco Calliari rings in 2011 with a New York City return at The Living Room...
Alberto Testa
Wednesday, December 08TH, 2010 by
Alberto Testa (Photo from www.AlbertoTesta.net A distinguished, true maestro, a man that has brought us beautiful songs and amazing TV shows, someone who represented an entire generation like very few could: this is Alberto Testa. A genuine Italian talent, an artist that spoke through his songs...
Mina
Tuesday, December 07TH, 2010 by
Mina (Photo from Wikipedia) Every country has that special female singer who, with her voice, defines more than just a period, more than just a style, but a nation in its entirety, crossing social  and age boundaries. While the United States has Barbra Streisand and Canada has Celine Dion, Italy...
Italian Music 4: the 1960's
Tuesday, December 07TH, 2010 by
Italian teenagers in the 1960's The 1960's were a crucial, very much loved and dearly remembered decade in Italian history, in part because of the so called economic boom, a golden moment for Italian economy, when industrialization was at its peak and consumerism, after the struggling days of the...
Italian Music 3: the 1950's
Tuesday, December 07TH, 2010 by
Domenico Modugno singing "Nel blu dipinto di blu" At the end of the Second World War, Allied troupes occupied Italy and American and English soldiers stormed through the country bringing all those things Italian people hadn't been allowed to have for twenty solid years. Italy enjoyed...
Al Bano & Romina Power
Wednesday, November 24TH, 2010 by
Al Bano & Romina Power (photo from radio.rai.it)   Al Bano e Romina Power are one of the most famous duo in Italian music: they delivered wonderful songs, but also embodied for many a decade a magnificent love. Al Bano is a self-made singer coming from the South of Italy,  while...
Fabrizio De Andre'
Tuesday, November 23TH, 2010 by
Fabrizio De Andre' (Photo from Wikipedia) The true nature of Fabrizio De André was that of a poet: hewas probably more of a lyricist than a musician or a singer. Let's not be mistaken, he was an excellent performer and a great composer, but the strength and energy that came out of his words are...

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