Italian student Andrea Faustini is causing a musical stir in the United Kingdom where his dulcet tones are inducing tears and winning hearts. It sounds as if the 20 year old Italian X-Factor contestant stands a good chance of winning too. That he has a very good singing voice cannot be … [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.
Eglo Oddo, an Italian visual artist who's based in Finland, sent me a video of a bunch of well known artists from Finnish pop culture who've created a cover version of the Neapolitan song Maruzzella, sung in, in part, Finnish. According to Oddo, Finns often look to Italian pop and folk music hits … [Read more...]
Legendary Italian singer songwriter Lucio Battisti left this world on this day, 9th September, 1998. Self-taught guitarist Battisti was reputedly one of the best-known and most influential musicians in Italian pop/rock history. Arguably, perhaps, he still is. Born in the Italian region of Latzio … [Read more...]
Right at the top of Italian website Le Canzoni di Amore's list of the 100 best Italian love songs of all time is Albachiara by Italian rocker Vasco Rossi. As you will learn shortly, this mother of all Italian love songs is not entirely Italian. While the lyrics to Albachiara were written by … [Read more...]
Nope, Bob Marley did not have a monopoly on raunchy reggae music, dreadlocked Italian's do some pretty mean reggae too. Take the Bari-based band Rhomanife, for example. I think the pronunciation of the band's name is 'Roman-ife', but would be happy to be corrected. Formed by childhood friends, … [Read more...]
New Italo-British rap-rock band Rap.Pvblica cites its influences as being Rage Against the Machine plus national and international politics. This would explain tracks with names like Dittatura Democratica - Democratic Dictatorship, and Nuovo Ordine Mondiale - New World Order. Protest rap? Sure … [Read more...]
Summer's here so it's an appropriate time for a rendition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons "Summer" violin concerto, only instead of the usual performance by some huge city symphony orchestra, here's a version played rather well by a bunch of Italian children from the Zinaida Gilels Violin school. This … [Read more...]
Italian singer songwriter Serena Abrami certainly knows how to let her emotions come though in her music as you'll soon hear from her song 'Invisibile' - which is invisible in English, but you might have guessed that. Abrami's voice is stunning. One listen was enough to have me digging around … [Read more...]