Pino Daniele, Soul of Naples

Pino Daniele, Soul of Naples

Si ‘mmuore solo quanno ‘o munno nun s’aricorda più di te. Se no, ci si allontana solo fisicamente. “You die only when the world doesn’t remember you anymore…otherwise you only move away physically.” This quote — partly in Neapolitan and partly in Italian — appears in a video tribute to Pino Daniele, the legendary singer…

Italy Hit Parade Vol. I

Italy Hit Parade Vol. I

Discovering new or new-to-me music has always been one of my favorite things about traveling and living abroad. So I plan to use this space to bring you some of the songs that I’m listening to in Italy. Some of the music will be bubbly pop, some hip hop, some…I don’t know what. But most, if…

Jazz in January: Umbria Jazz Inverno and Other Winter Festivals in Italy

Jazz in January: Umbria Jazz Inverno and Other Winter Festivals in Italy

Winter means the music season for most of Italy. Opera productions and church-sponsored chamber music events are typical fare from Lecco to Lecce at this time of year. But you’ll also find jazz and blues in the mix. Umbria, which is home to Umbria Jazz, hosts a summer and winter version of its well-regarded festival. Umbria Jazz…