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Italian stars in benefit concert for Abruzzo earthquake victims

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Laura Pausini

The biggest names in Italian music will appear onstage tomorrow evening for a concert in aid of the victims of the Abruzzo earthquake. All proceeds from the concert to be held in Rome will go to the Aquila University, while on Sunday Laura Pausini will lead a concert to be held at the San Siro Milan stadium with the same aim.

On the stage will be singers and musicians such as Pino Daniele, Gigi D’Alessio, Gianni Morandi, Negramaro, Mario Biondi, Umberto Tozzi, Claudio Baglioni and many, many others, with Jovanotti making a video appearance from New York.

Personalities from the world of classical music will also be present, including Ennio Morricone in what we imagine would be a very moving tribute to the people of Abruzzo who died, and their families. Many of the artists are have composed, or are singing new songs, such as Pino Daniele with “Io per lei” or Lucio Dalla with “Caruso”.

Source | Roma Corriere

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Italian people: icon Ennio Morricone celebrates 80 years of age and 50 years of film scores

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Ennio Morricone Clint Eastwood Oscar

Ennio Morricone is an icon in both the music and cinema industries, an Italian whose music, with its distinctive and familiar strains, has appeared in films around the world. The scale of his music is supported by the versatility of his talent, with collaboration for 60’s pop music with artists such as Edoardo Vianello, Luigi Tenco, Gianni Morandi, Rita Pavone, Paul Anka, Mina.

Ennio Morricone was born in Rome on November 15, 1928 and will soon turn 80. This is an incredible anniversary for the world of cinema, with Morricone’s work starting back in 1955. His first film, with the roots of collaboration with his school companion Sergio Leone, was the score for the Spaghetti Western, “A fistful of dollars”. His music reflects the spaciousness and scale of the Western landscape, with a distinctive sound.

His work in this genre was followed by “For a few dollars more”, “The good, the bad and the ugly”, “The great silence” and “Once Upon a Time in America” (1984). Morricone’s work transcends the boundaries of international cinema, and although he has worked in the glitter of Hollywood, other projects include work with Bernardo Bertolucci, Elio Petri, Marco Bellocchio, Mauro Bolognini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Giuseppe Tornatore and many more. For a full list of Morricone’s work and some video interpretations, see after the jump.

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