The Izers - that's "eye-zerz" - are a four piece indie rock band from Mantua in Italy who contacted me after coming across an article on Italy Chronicles on the state of the indie music scene in Italy. Well, being a music lover, I clicked off to have a listen to the Izers music. Wow, what an … [Read more...]
Italy Chronicles features on Italian music - Italian artists who sing in Italian and in English, as well as a few artists of Italian origin too. Both classics of Italian music and more modern hits as well as some Italian indie music too.
Lots of videos to watch too.
I Beddi are a prize winning folk music group from Sicily which was founded in 2005 by Sicilian musicians Davide "Tamburo di Aci" Urso and Simona Di Gregorio. I Beddi's songs are in a mixture of Sicilian dialect and Italian. The group's most recent album "E falla bedda la ninnaredda – canti e … [Read more...]
The Triccheballacche (top marks if you can pronounce it, by the way!) is a traditional Italian musical instrument. Made of wood, this instrument consists of three wooden mallets which clank or clack to the rhythm when the Triccheballacche player moves the outer hammers towards the inner one. To see … [Read more...]
Sicily born Franco Battiato has been doing his musical thing in Italy since he got his first recording contract way back in 1967. He and his work are still popular today, possibly because much of his music has a certain timeless quality to it. The thing is, Battiato does not look much like the … [Read more...]
Italian rap music is as gutsy as the original US flavor versions. The track you are about to hear is by popular Italian rapper Salmo and the name of the song is S.A.L.M.O. SALMO's S.A.L.M.O. is sitting at the top of the rap hits on Italian music website Rapitalia.it where the track has been for … [Read more...]
Before I came to Italy many, many moons ago, I thought bagpipes had been inflicted upon the world by the Scottish. I was wrong. Italy too has its own versions of this curious musical instrument. Bagpipe, by the way, is 'cornamusa' in Italian. In the north of Italy, there's the baghèt form of … [Read more...]
The song you will hear today, Impressioni Di Settembre - Impressions of September, aside from being appropriate for the time of year, was listed as one of the best versions of all time by Italian news and culture magazine, Panorama. Sung by the Italian group PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi), this … [Read more...]
Player of many instruments, composer, improviser, and regular on Italian and international jazz circuits, the eccentric looks of Vincenzo Vasi compliment his eclectic music surprisingly well. Around since 1990, Vasi seems to have worked with just about everyone and reminds me a little of Pete … [Read more...]