Pop Rock

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Celine Dion once said that: “If God would have a voice, it would be that of Andrea Bocelli”. The singer not only inspires with his voice, but with his courage and determination. Blind since the age of 12, he has not let his handicap stand in the way of achieving phenomenal success. He has said that: "I believe we all have a destiny that we can practice. Mine was singing…"   Perhaps his strength comes from his Faith. A devout Catholic, Bocelli refused to sing Ave Maria at the Scientologist
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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 American Charleston. The First World War literally swept away the world as people knew it bringing new fears, new concerns, and new anxieties. After the war Italy, like many other European
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
festival 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 also known as Il Festival della Canzone Italiana, the festival of Italian music. It takes place at the famous theatre Ariston in Sanremo where, for a week, famous -and less so- Italian singers
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Francesco De Gregori in 2008 Italian music abroad is often reduced to old Neapolitan songs and the great lyrical tradition embodied by famous singers such as Luciano Pavarotti and more recently Andrea Bocelli. What many don't know is the richness to be found in modern Italian music, which has been influenced by a variety of factors. Italy also has a long history of creative singer-songwriters who have shaped the country's music industry and continue to do so. A certain group of singer-
Friday, June 1st, 2012
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 1950's reconstruction, was starting to finally become the Italian way of life. But also because of the atmosphere of joyousness and lightheartedness which characterized them. The 1960's, in fact, can
Friday, June 1st, 2012
More on Eros Ramazzotti here Eros Ramazzotti : La piu' bella cosa 2. Eros Ramazzotti with Luciano Pavaraotti singing "Se Bastasse una bella Canzone" live! Eros Ramazzotti: Parla con me
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Adriano Celentano (Photo from Wikipedia)   Just as Elvis Presley revolutionized music and dance with his unique voice, look, and moves, Adriano Celentano brought a completely different style to Italy, a style that was destined to change the musical scene forever and to create perhaps the biggest icon in Italian show business. Since 1965, when his first album was released, he has sold more songs than anyone in Italian music; to date, his selling record is around 150 million units (
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Suggestions for the Best Italian pop Music Italian Rocker Vasco RossiBattisti : Battisti Le origini (****) Greatest hits( Melodic ***** ) Branduardi: La pulce d'aqua ( Melodic / medioeval ) Baglioni 'Questo Piccolo Grande Amore', 'Tu come stai', 'Claudio Baglioni' (Melodic) Banco del Mutuo soccorso ( La storia ) Lucio Dalla 'Dalla Merica Ruso' Pino Daniele 'Non calpestate I fiori del deserto' 'Io so pazzo' 'Pino Daniele' Bennato 'Sono solo
Friday, June 1st, 2012
  Italy has always been considered a "third world country" from the point of view of the music industry, but it seems that this way of thinking is about to change. Brand new Italian indie acts have started to be noticed in England and are now ready for the global stage. The Italian music industry has always been closed-off and even if the market was open to import new music genres, the major record labels are only interested in signing traditional Italian acts to gain a secure income. As a
Friday, June 1st, 2012
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 for decades, embracing millions using the voices of some of the most famous singers in history like Mina, Celine Dion, Andrea Boccelli, Domenico Modugno, Ornella Vanoni and Memo Remigi, just to mention
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The Birth of Italian Radio Celebrating the 100 Years of Italian Radio Logo of popular Italian radio RDSIt was the year 1995, and Italians celebrated 100 years - to that day of the invention of Italian Radio. Guglielmo Marconi was the first one to have the capability to reach mass crowds with his idea, besides transmitting musical compositions, and political propaganda. Up on a small hill young Guglielmo began his long and beautiful story... The first S.O.S. from the Titanic (before being
Friday, June 1st, 2012
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 Romina is the daughter of legendary Hollywood star Tyrone Power. Sadly, on a personal level they went separate ways and while Al Bano continued his singing career in Italy as soloist, Romina Power
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Italian "Global Diva" CARMEN CONSOLI Announces North American Tour (CHI, NYC, BOS, MTL, TOR) Concert dates in support of June 15 2010 US album release of  "Elettra" (Electra) on Wrasse Records CHICAGO listing info: Carmen Consoli Tuesday June 15, 2010 Martyrs', Chicago IL 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. 8:00pm  $18 adv. / $20 door Opening act: Caravan of Thieves http://www.martyrslive.com/skedule.htm NEW YORK listing info: Carmen Consoli Thursday June 17, 2010 (Le) Poisson Rouge, New York NY 158
Friday, June 1st, 2012
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 certainly what made him such an important figure in Italian culture. De André created real tales with his songs, just like a medieval minstrel. Like an artist, though, he broke all rules; he had a
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Eros Ramazzotti: Italian Pop Idol Eros Ramazzotti music videos! Eros Ramazzotti with Anastacia Eros Ramazzotti is an Italian singer and songwriter born October 28, 1963 in Cinecitta, Italy, a suburb of Rome. Eros's good looks and incredible musical talent have made him one of the most beloved and successful pop singers in the world, having sold more than 36 million records world-wide. Eros came from a working class background - his father was a house painter - and he has retained this
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Morgan (Photo from Wikipedia) The very first time that I saw Morgan on TV, I changed the channel as I had a natural desire to shut him off, thinking "there it is again, an 'artist wanna be' with zero talent who ended up on primetime television because of his connections." Months later, after being bombarded by the constant presence of this dyed blond Captain Morgan look-alike, I decided to research him in order to finally understand what was so special about him, aside from the fact that he
Friday, June 1st, 2012
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 probably always Gambarini's destiny to be a singer. Her parents even called her, Roberta, after their favourite movie, Roberta, which starred Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, and featured Jerome Kern songs
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Jovanotti Oyeah cover photo by Pierpaolo Ferrari ITALY’S NUMBER ONE RECORDING ARTIST REKINDLES LATIN CONNECTION IN WEST COAST DEBUTJOVANOTTI Italy’s iconic pop star took an unusual route into the US market.  Rather than play the obligatory round of venues typical for a major Italian language artist, Jovanotti, an unabashed fan of New York City, took up residency in the Village and spent the summer of 2009 working out a mostly US-based band in the downtown club scene.  The national media
Friday, June 1st, 2012
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 has Mina. This amazing performer, whose voice goes beyond perfection, has been part of the Italian cultural landscape since the 1960s. At the beginning of her career, Mina appeared on television, which
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Zucchero Fornaciari: Italian Recording Artist Successful Italian Musician Zucchero"The blues is the blues; the soul is everywhere," claims Zucchero, one of Italy's greatest musicians, in a recent interview. Zucchero's philosophy is that there is no distinction between Italian blues and American blues, or the blues of any other country - however, that is only one form of music Zucchero is devoted to. He has a vast love for classical music as well, having been greatly
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Puccini's Turandot poster When approaching the history of Italian modern music, it is important to remember that for almost two centuries the first and strongest musical tradition of the country was opera. Opera had romantic and adventurous plots and above all melodic and catchy Arie, musical pieces which were sung and whistled all over the Italian peninsula. So it's no surprise that at the beginning of the 20th century Italian people, from the humble craftsman to the rich and noble, still 
Friday, June 1st, 2012
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 on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 8:00pm. The concert doubles as a special open-to-the-public APAP Conference Showcase for the Quebec-based artist.  Following 2009 Gotham sets at Joe's Pub and (Le)
Friday, June 1st, 2012
..... Beyond 'O Sole Mio' Italian singers / Italian music in brief Mina and Adriano Celentano 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
Friday, June 1st, 2012
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 its freedom, and even if money was tight and the war had left terrible scars, people, finally free from twenty long years of dictatorship, wanted to sing, dance, and have fun. And, they wanted to do it
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Laura Pausini Bio and Video in Rome Laura Pausini video and biography Laura Pausini Biography Laura Pausini was born in Faenza, province of Ravenna on May 16, 1974. When she was only eight years old, she began to sing with her father in piano bars. On February 26, 1993, she sang La Solitudine at the Sanremo Music Festival. She won the title in the Young Performer's category. This was the beginning of a music sensation. Shortly after her win at Sanremo, Laura published her