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  • Italian music in 5 songs

    The Italian summer in 5 numbers

    The Italian summer is unique. If we had a picture of the afterlife we ​​would probably all wish it was Italy in the summer. Everyone is happy, everything happens outside and the weather is just fine 99,99% of the time. The food is even better in the summer, late at night [...] More

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    Bella Ciao: the song of the partisans. Or not?

    On the 25th of April, the national festival of freedom in Italy, the song Bella Ciao was heard everywhere, just like every year. A song that, as the text says, is about the struggle of the partisans, the partisans who sided with these liberators after the Allied invasion in World War II and […] More

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    Addio Raffa

    Raffaella Carrà, la Raffa nazionale, is no more. La più amata degli italiani (The most beloved among Italians), as the TV news called her yesterday, has passed away and with her a piece of Italian history and folk culture. Raffaella Carrà was a showgirl, sex symbol and gay icon, but above all soubrette, a term originally used to refer to a frisky little singer, but which in the […] More

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    Song Contest 2021: Zitti e buoni by Måneskin

    A powerful alternative rock song by the formation Måneskin (Danish for moonshine) is Italy's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. This Roman rock group was founded in 2015 by high school friends Damiano David, Victoria De Angelis, Thomas Raggi and Ethan Torchio. Two years later, they came in second on the hit TV show X-Factor. That became their breakthrough. […] More

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    Learn Italian with Italian music

    In this article you will find a link to my Italian Spotify playlist. I want to tell you something about the Italian musicians I listen to a lot. Because these are classics that are not well known in the Netherlands, but are fun to get to know. In addition, I would like to tell you something about the possibilities [...] More

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