Tony Marotta

Tony Marotta, contributing writer, Radio Italia 91.1FM<

Renanera - An ardent and contemporary infatuation with southern traditions

October 2016
Even in today’s fast-paced world, ancestral heritage and customs can still etch indelible and enduring impressions that remain deep in the soul of modern society. Traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation serve as...


Cannella - Collectively creating unique and contemporary Sicilian harmonies

September 2016
One familiar quote of conventional wisdom states that “likes tend to repel” while “opposites tend to attract.” This assessment may best describe the symbiosis that transpired which brought together the disparate styles of...


Mbrascatu. A unique musical journey across the ocean and beyond

August 2016
Conventional wisdom states that many of us “want what we don’t have and often have what we don’t want.” While this can serve as an obstacle to achieving our dreams and ambitions, this dilemma can be overcome by wisely...


Albano Prestia

July 2016
The life of a child who is born to immigrant parents can be challenging as they will be exposed to two different cultures and often they must choose one over the other. Assimilation into the new society is encouraged in order to “blend...


Aruspika

June 2016
The saga of any musical entity, be it an individual artist or collectively as a group, is unique and a story all its own. Many are born and raised in a musically-endowed familial environment that nurtures this passion. Some are the by-product of...


Alessandra Amoroso

April 2016
It has been said that "If a person thinks they are defeated, then they already are." Conventional wisdom also asserts that, "If one can dream it, then they can do it." Success and failure may be more closely related than we might imagine. Many...


Sergio Caputo

February 2016
People who choose to enter the professional music business are often warned by their family and friends "Don't quit your day job." A music career, although personally and artistically satisfying, is sometimes fraught with heartbreak and...


Tiromancino

January 2016
Conventional wisdom states that "natural leaders are born and not made" and that "the world stands aside for those who know where they are going." Singer/songwriter and poly-instrumentalist Federico Zampaglione is the founder and frontman of the...


Rossana Casale

December 2015
In most human endeavors, talent, just like the proverbial "cream," tends to rise to the top. Those with skills, however, can soon find themselves floundering when they are tempted to coast on their abilities. Diversification can be the solution to...


Samuele Bersani

November 2015
The story of Italian singer/songwriter and pianist Samuele Bersani, at first glance, may seem simple and ordinary, no different than that of many of his musical colleagues born during the period of the late sixties/early seventies. He was born on...


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