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Genova – Via del Campo Posted by on Apr 5, 2013

Following our recent trip to Genova, which we described in our last blog, I felt inspired to listen to some music by Genova’s most famous singer songwriter, Fabrizio De Andrè. The name of the song Via del Campo is taken from an old cobbled street in the Genova’s historical centre, not far from il Porto…

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Mulattiera di Mare Posted by on Sep 27, 2012

Occasionally it’s fun to find examples of one of the many dialects which make Italy so linguistically rich, and to show the difference between dialect and ‘official’ Italian. Today I’ve chosen Fabrizio de Andrè’s beautiful song Creuza de mä, written in the Genoese dialect (from Genova). Fabrizio de Andrè (Genova 1940-1999) was a very important…

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Fabrizio De André – Giovanna d’Arco Posted by on Aug 5, 2011

(N.B. for the not too computer literate: clicking on the blue text below will take you to a web page or video) Fabrizio De André – (born: Genova, 18 febbraio 1940 – passed away: Milano, 11 gennaio 1999) was one of our most important and revered cantautori italiani (Italian singer songwriters). I recently heard for…

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Bocca di Rosa Posted by on Jun 27, 2010

A few days ago all the major Italian newspapers reported that Liliana Tassio, who is believed to have been the inspiration behind the song Bocca di Rosa (Rose Mouth) by il cantautore (the singer-song-writer) Fabrizio De Andrè, had died in Genova, at the age of 88. Published in 1967, Bocca di Rosa is a ballade…

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