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Ancora Qui Posted by on Dec 7, 2016

Ancora can be translated as: yet, more, again and still. Let’s have a look at a few examples of each of these translations … and a beautiful song. 1. yet Marco non è ancora arrivato a casa = Marco hasn’t got home yet non hai ancora finito di aggiustare la macchina? =haven’t you finished fixing…

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In Your Own Way Posted by on Nov 28, 2016

If you’ve ever seen Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained you’ll have heard the lovely voice of Italian singer songwriter Elisa performing the song ‘Ancora Qui’ by Ennio Morricone. Elisa Toffoli, better known simply as Elisa, was born in Trieste in north-eastern Italy. Growing up in the border area of Monfalcone, (only 15 km from Slovenia…

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Una Canzone per tutti i Papà Posted by on Mar 19, 2015

Oggi, il 19 marzo, è la Festa del Papà. Per celebrare questa festa ho scelto una canzone che parla di un papà, un papà vero. Il titolo della canzone è Viaggio Con Te ed è scritta dalla cantante Laura Pausini. Il padre di Laura Pausini è stato un musicista di piano bar e ha sempre incoraggiato ed aiutato Laura a diventare…

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Pino Daniele Posted by on Jan 8, 2015

Last Monday Neapolitan singer Pino Daniele died at the age of 59. He was one of Italy’s best-loved singer-songwriters. Born in Naples, Pino Daniele burst onto the national musical scene in 1977 with the album Terra Mia (My Land), and in the ensuing years produced 26 studio albums. Pino Daniele’s music was characterised by a…

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Il Vento Posted by on Oct 23, 2014

I’m searching for inspiration. I comb through the online journals. I toy with various old blog projects that never came to fruition … nothing … my mind’s a blank. I take a break, close my eyes, what do I hear? The wind. The rattling of dried leaves scurrying down the street. The air is fresh…

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Crapa Pelada Posted by on Aug 21, 2014

If you had grown up in Italy in the Sixties and Seventies you would almost consider the four members of Il Quartetto Cetra as part of your family: they were on every TV show both for adults and for children. Well of course at the time we only actually had two TV channels: Rai Uno…

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Boccherini in Spain Posted by on Jul 23, 2014

One of the aspect of researching for my blogs that I really enjoy is the way that one piece of information leads to another, and a whole new world of possibilities opens up before my eyes. On Monday, for example, I was searching for information onLa Tempesta when I came across a song by Angelo…

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