Tony Marotta

Tony Marotta, contributing writer, Radio Italia 91.1FM<

Irene Fornaciari Out From Under Familiar Shadows and Into Her Own Personal Spotlight

October 2018
The price of notoriety can be costly not only to the rich and famous but to their family members as well. Public scrutiny of one’s personal life can be invasive, cruel and relentless. Progeny who choose to emulate their successful parents have...


Tarantula Garganica - Intrepid Interpreters of Beloved Meridional Italian Musical Traditions

September 2018
The true beauty of Italy lies in the uniqueness of the 20 diverse regions that comprise this Mediterranean Basin peninsula. The Italian unification, or Risorgimento, was the political and social movement that consolidated the different states of...


Massimo Bubola (A Visionary and Socially-conscious Italian Folk-rock Pioneer)

August 2018
It has been said that “minds are like parachutes, that is, they only work when they are open.” Closing one’s eyes to the events that occur all around us does not render them non-existent or lessen their impact upon society. The music industry has...


Statuto - Defiantly devoted to preserving a unique and classic subculture

July 2018
Gli Statuto sono una realtà unica nel panorama della musica italiana, con il loro coerente ma non per questo mai evoluto stile mod, con la loro immediatezza e sfrontatezza nei testi impegnati, spesso ironici o sarcastici, aggressivi e umili, con...


A vintage musical artist who spins familiar modern tales Massimo Priviero

May 2018
WSpending time pondering what we might have done differently, in most instances, is looked upon as an “exercise in futility.” Regardless of where we are in our career, it is said that “we are the sum of our experiences,” and like a flowing river,...


Triumphing over familial, cultural and professional obstacles Ermal Meta

April 2018
Ermal Meta è un cantautore, compositore e polistrumentista italiano di origine albanese. Cresciuto ascoltando musica classica,  ha cominciato da ragazzo a suonare il piano e la chitarra insieme a vari gruppi prima di entrare a fare parte degli...


Enzo Avitabile - An insatiable thirst for musical knowledge across the ethnic tapestry

February 2018
The challenge of continually re-inventing oneself for the sake of avoiding stagnation is a task best left to those who have not only a thick skin, impervious to contempt and failure, but also an appetite for novel and unique approaches to their...


No-Lounge - A contemporary interpretation of classical Italian and Neapolitan standards

January 2018
No-Lounge nasce nel 2010 da un’idea del musicista e compositore Stefano Dall’Osso, a cui si è poi affiancata la vocalist Virginia Mancaniello. Dalla loro collaborazione è scaturita “Sixties italian in the groove”, un’accurata selezione di canzoni...


Maria Giovanna Cherchi - A celebrated and devoted Sardinian treasure

November 2017
Individuals in the entertainment business, including those in the field of music, are very unique and are motivated by different factors. Successful musical artists live by the adage that “At the end of the day, people may not remember what you...


Luca Madonia - Aesthetically and Thoughtfully Expressing His Emotions Through Music

September 2017
Catanese, con una voce intensa e vibrante, il cantante Luca Madonia ha iniziato il suo percorso artistico negli anni Ottanta fondando i Denovo insieme al fratello Gabriele e ai musicisti Mario Venuti e Toni Carbone. In breve i Denovo diventano una...


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