4 March 2017. Lucio Dalla would have turned his seventy-fourth birthday. But he died on the 1st of March 2012. Lucio was an Italian musician, composer, songwriter, activist, performer, talent scout, TV producer, and actor. He was a living legend. A milestone of Italian musical history and heritage. I have had so many songs of … Continue reading Happy birthday Lucio!
Italian singer-songwriters are not popular in Europe. Apart from few exceptions such as Bocelli, Laura Pausini, maybe blues singer Zucchero, you rarely hear the Italian language in global pop. It is quite hard for a rock artist to sing in Italian and become famous outside of Italy. Latin America can sometimes be a safe harbour, … Continue reading Max Gazzè: Italian poetry blended with guitar riffs
Cesare Cremonini is an Italian pop singer catapulted to fame with his Lùnapop band in 1999 with a song called 50 Special, an ode to the Vespa that was lighthearted and uplifting. I was in Italy for my younger sister’s graduation and after all the celebrations with family and friends she went to see Cremonini’s … Continue reading Lost In The Weekend by Cesare Cremonini