CultureBlast: Italian Cantautori music with Francesco Ciabattoni
The songs of the Cantautori (singers-songwriters) have accompanied Italy's changes and transformations since the 1960s, often shaping people's perception of cultural renovations and historical events. Many of these artists have a distinctly literary quality to their writing. Professor Francesco Ciabattoni (Georgetown University), author of La citazione è sintomo d'amore (Rome: Carocci, 2016) will present some of the greatest songs by Roberto Vecchioni, Francesco Guccini, Francesco De Gregori, Fabrizio De André and Claudio Baglioni, also performing musical samples.
Provided every song with a translation and commentary, Professor Ciabattoni' will reveal the historical significance and literary references of this repertory, showing how music and literature have underscored the lives of two generations of Italians.
Doors 6pm, Performance at 6:30
Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court Northwest
Washington, DC 20008
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