Tony Marotta

Tony Marotta, contributing writer, Radio Italia 91.1FM<

Zibba & Almalibre

November 2014
Whoever coined the phrase "Variety is the Spice of Life" may not have had the eclectic Italian rock group Zibba & Almalibre in mind, but the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms might very well choose to display the band's publicity...


Giusy Ferreri

October 2014
The challenges encountered by aspiring musical artists during their formative years are diverse, and can make or break their dreams and ambitions. The story of popular Italian female singer and songwriter, Giuseppa Gaetana Ferreri, begins with her...


Anna Tatangelo

September 2014
The maturation process for a fledgling artist in the world of music is always fraught with uncertainty. The ebb and flow of seemingly unrelated events contribute to this unpredictability. Personal character traits such as intelligence, ambition and...


Sonohra

August 2014
Sibling relationships can vary widely in terms of affection and loyalty, as some are very strong and intimate while others can be unemotional and indifferent. The bond that developed between Luca Fainello, born on February 27, 1982, and his younger...


Antonino

July 2014
It isn't often that a voice appears on the music horizon that is so unique and refreshing that it stirs latent emotions and becomes imbued deep within one's soul. On the Italian musical scene, one such voice exists in the form of Antonino. Antonio...


Dirotta Su Cuba

April 2014
The high-energy Italian musical group known as "Dirotta Su Cuba," have successfully combined components of "acid jazz" with "pop-influenced funk" during their career. They trace their origin back to Florence in the late 1980s as keyboardist Rossano...


I Rio

March 2014
It may be difficult to find an Italian pop-rock band that enjoys touring and sharing their upbeat messages more than the group known as I Rio. Although they are celebrating ten years of recording in 2014, their roots date back to 2001. A chance...


Audio 2

February 2014
Contemporary Italian music is difficult to categorize into a few simple genres or explain with simple definitions. The Italian music that most people in America usually hear in restaurants, outdoor festivals, indoor dances or concerts is often an...


Nina Zilli

January 2014
A cursory listening to the works of Maria Chiara Fraschetta defies any simple explanation or categorical classification. Maria grew up listening to a multitude of artistic styles and decided to dedicate herself to the study of piano, guitar and...


Sergio Cammariere

December 2013
The biggest names in the field of commercial mainstream popular music rarely feature artists in genres outside the areas of pop, country, adult contemporary and rock. This holds true for the music scene in Italy today as well. So when a talented...


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