The Festival di Sanremo is the most well respected televised Italian pop music event. 2013 sees the sixty-third edition and to mark the event Swide has decided to run through the most important songs that have participated in the festival, and made Italian music history.
One of the most internationally known and loved Italian songs, Domenico Modugno’s Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare) was presented in 1958 and won the Sanremo Festival. Today it’s one of the most iconic pieces of Italian sung music and also a favourite of Dolce&Gabbana, which used it as the soundtrack to the Sicily inspired Spring Summer 2013 menswear collection.
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The piano, the most versatile and complex musical instrument of them all was, no less, invented by an Italian, Bartolomeo Cristofori.
Back in the 80’s at the dawn of hip-hop, Dapper Dan was the made-to measure sartorialist to the stars of street culture. His reign as the king of hip-hop’s street fashion came to an abrupt end.
In 1965, Frank Sinatra was about to turn 50, youthful rebellion ruled the US and the world was about to change irrevocably. Sinatra’s answer to a world in which he threatened to become less relevant, was to record ‘September of my Years’, a very personal retrospective that is both sad and hopeful, and which showcased the true magnificence of his voice.