Gianluca Pellerito is not even 20 yet, but this Sicilian-born Italian jazz drummer has already made quite a name for himself. He's performed at Italy's legendary Umbria Jazz a couple of times, played at noted Jazz venues such as the Blue Note club in Milan and has been drumming his way around the … [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.
Fantasia Pura Italiana are an Italian rock funk ska group with a dash of jazz, plus a few added hints of rap which has all been wrapped up into quite an original sound. Oh, I forgot, there's a flute tooting in there too. Founded by high school friends vocalist Fabrizio Ganugi and guitarist Ivan … [Read more...]
Sister Cristina Scuccia wowed Italians with her rendition of the Alicia Keys song, "No one" on Italian talent show, the Voice of Italy. The YouTube video of Italy's singing sister has attracted over 28 million views. Sister Scuccia, 25, literally stunned judges who were even more stupefied to … [Read more...]
Singer Jack Savoretti, as you can probably guess from his surname, is part Italian. The secret to Savoretti's success is his ability to sing like an Italian in English :) He told Italy's Vogue magazine in an interview that while he sings in English, he intentionally mimics the style of Italy's … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]