Tony Marotta

Tony Marotta, contributing writer, Radio Italia 91.1FM<

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...


Riccardo Tesi - An Autodidactic Musical Genius and Esteemed Colleague

July 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

June 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

April 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

March 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

February 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...


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