Tony Marotta

Tony Marotta, contributing writer, Radio Italia 91.1FM<

Riccardo Tesi - An Autodidactic Musical Genius and Esteemed Colleague

August 2017
Certain individuals need not elaborate on their occupational superiority as their “body of work” will speak volumes. The “curriculum vitae” of composer, instrumentalist and researcher Riccardo Tesi displays an immense and...


Terre del Sud - Proponents of Traditional Southern Italian Music and Dance

August 2017
The recent resurgence in both the interest and popularity of traditional Italian song and dance is attributable primarily to the growth of user-driven, video-sharing websites such as Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and YouTube. Musicians and...


Mariella Nava - An absolute artist and unpretentious musical virtuoso

August 2017
The “wisdom of silence” is described as a person’s ability to “talk less while saying more.” Italian singer/songwriter and poly-instrumentalist Mariella Nava is one of those unique individuals who speaks little, thinks...


Francesco Gabbani - A late bloomer blessed with immense creativity and talent

August 2017
History is filled with successful individuals who come from many different walks of life. The people at the center of these stories have followed their own unique path and utilized the available resources they had at their disposal. The tale of...


Giovanni Costello - An unmistakably unique and soulfully inspired voice

August 2017
“Talented,” “charismatic” and “intense” are some of the adjectives that have been used to describe the artist known as “Giovanni Costello.” His distinctive warm, deep and soulful baritone voice...


Zero Assoluto - A balanced and complimentary musical relationship

August 2017
When two people have known each other from an early age and for better than half their lives, they become accustomed to each other’s mannerisms and characteristics. There isn’t much that one can “get past the other” and to...


Maril├╣ - Utilizing an animated musical approach to over-stimulate the senses

August 2017
There truly is no “recipe” or “textbook approach” that one can adhere to when making the commitment to pursue a musical career. It is just a yearning from within that compels artists to follow their heart and chase their...


Abetito Galeotta - A complete musical group that is greater than the sum of its parts

August 2017
The choice to stand out from the crowd in the world of entertainment will prompt an initial curious response, but what follows next usually depends upon a combination of the talent of the performer, their rapport with the audience and a small...


Renanera - An ardent and contemporary infatuation with southern traditions

August 2017
Even in today’s fast-paced world, ancestral heritage and customs can still etch indelible and enduring impressions that remain deep in the soul of modern society. Traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation serve as...


Cannella - Collectively creating unique and contemporary Sicilian harmonies

August 2017
One familiar quote of conventional wisdom states that “likes tend to repel” while “opposites tend to attract.” This assessment may best describe the symbiosis that transpired which brought together the disparate styles of...


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