Friday, March 30, 2012

Earth Hour 2012

Italy joined Earth Hour in 2008, with WWF involving Rome and Venice to symbolize of the threat of climate change. In 2009 soccer champion Francesco Totti turned off the Coliseum, becoming a symbol of the campaign. In 2011, Earth Hour involved more than 240 cities and international icons like the Tower of Pisa, Ponte Vecchio in Florence and the Dome of Milan, while ships of Costa Cruises took Earth Hour into the oceans of the world. More than 15 main business joined the challenge, including Auchan, IKEA and UniCredit Group. And, while celebrity videos invited people Beyond the Hour, hundreds of kids wrote (or sang!) their green ideas for the future.

Newspapers have given front page slots in occasion of tomorrow's Earth Hour inviting their readers to blackout social media sites (including access through smartphones and tablets) during the one hour event that runs from 20:30 to 21:30 tomorrow evening.

An hour without electrics but also without Facebook and twitter. The polar bears will no doubt thank us.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

After Sanremo 2012

Since Sanremo ended some songs have had more success than others. Here's a look at the most popular tracks to have come out of the festival of Italian music.

Sanremo Giovanni (young) was won by Alessandro Casillo with the track 'è vero'

Sanremo Grande (big) was won by Emma Marone with the track 'Non è l'inferno'

Post Sanremo the other two finalists are getting more airplay though. 

Arisa- La notte

Noemi- Sono solo parole

Other Sanremo songs worth noting are:

Nina Zilli- Per sempre

Dolcenera- Ci vediamo a casa

Pierdavide Carone and Lucio Dalla- Nani

Which song do you like best?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Italy says goodbye to a musical legend

R.I.P. Lucio Dalla

Today Italy mourns the death of Lucio Dalla. The 69 year old singer-songwriter died of a heart attack whilst in concert in Switzerland on 1st March 2012. Dalla was considered by many as a 'piece of Italy' and sang (and wrote) numerous hits over his long career.

The last public appearance of Lucio Dalla in Italy was at this years Sanremo where he performed with Pierdavide Carone.

It's hard to pick a favorite song but here's a selection of his greatest hits:




Malinconia D'Ottobre


Which is your favorite Lucio Dalla song?


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