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Ennio Morricone made us proud once again

Ennio Morricone made us proud once again

Everyone has heard by now about Leonardo DiCaprio finally winning an Oscar. It’s the biggest internet news since that blue/black, gold/white dress that sent everyone into a panic. But another big name has waited quite awhile to receive his own oscar. While Ennio Morricone did receive an honorary oscar in 2007 for his contributions to the musical and cinematic community,…

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Mr Volare in Meraviglioso: sing and learn

Mr Volare in Meraviglioso: sing and learn

Domenico Modugno was an Italian singer, songwriter and actor. He is known for his 1958 international hit song “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)” that was his signature song. “Meraviglioso” is one of the most beautiful song he sang but it wasn’t a big hit when it came out in 1968, only later, after many years and today  with a new version from the young Italian rock band…

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The Italian Social Party is… Fashion and Design aperitivo

The Italian Social Party is… Fashion and Design aperitivo

    The Italian social party is back with… “Fashion and Design Aperitivo” This time we are celebrating the Italian Language in a furniture showroom where you can admire the best of Italian design and sample one ( or more 🙂 of the country’s most famous aperitifs .… SPRITZ! … while enjoying some great Italian food and Italian live music!    Where: .IT “All About…

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Listen, learn and sing

Listen, learn and sing

When I ask my students if they know any Italian songs or singers, they always mention Italian singers that were famous 20/30 years ago.  If they have to describe Italian songs they use adjectives like sentimental, romantic and at the very worst, cheesy!  But Italian music isn’t just about love, broken hearts and tears. When you learn a language it’s…

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Sardinia Rocks!

Getsemani at the Italian Cultural Institute SARDINIA ROCKS! Winners of the Italiawave Sardinia in 2008, Getsemani, will be taking the stage by storm with their particular music compositions. Hailing from Ozieri and Orani, the band comprises of Daniele Sanna (guitar), Dario Masala (bass) and Alberto Ferrero (drummer). Anything missing? The band has no voice as they believe that the lack…

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