Remembering Pino Daniele

2015 had a bit of a rough start for the world of Italian music, it lost one of its most iconic and original artists. Pino Daniele, singer-songwriter and guitarist died unexpectedly on the fourth of January. Daniele had been part of the Italian music scene since his d├ębut album in nineteen seventy-seven, when he fused…

A basic guide to the San Remo Festival

The San Remo Italian song Festival is classic Italian television at its best wonderfully hyperactive, ostentatious, trashy and irrational all at the same time. This year the festival is in its sixty-fifth edition making it a dinosaur compared to the continually evolving landscape of the small screen. San Remo is always filled with controversy as…