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 for musical inspiration. Who’d of thought it?! Not me, that’s for sure.
Oddo directed the video and the arrangement of the music was influenced by Italian singer Pietra Montecorvino.
Finnish singing stars opera singer Marika Krook, singer Helena Lindgren and singer, dancer and choreographerJorma Uotinen, who worked with noted Finnish musicians Juho Pitkänen, Ossi Maristo, Jarkko Rantanen, and Kasperi Kallio to create the video. The Cultural Office of the City of Helsinki, and The Kone Foundation lent hands too.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
Hot off the digital video and music recording studios of Finland, here’s Passione in part in Finnish:
[youtube width=”560″ height=”315″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKJ4_wvI40w[/youtube]
Pretty cool video too 🙂
Maruzzella was composed in 1954 by Renato Carosone, the lyrics were written by Enzo Bonagura.