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ITALIAN SINGER-SONGWRITERS: LECTURE & PERFORMANCE

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Instituto Cervantes

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Italian Singer-Songwriters: A Lecture by Professor Francesco Ciabattoni, Georgetown University and a Live Performance by The i-Talians

Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Many historic Italian singer songwriters, or cantautori, wrote some of their most famous songs referencing, in a more or less explicit way, great books of world literature.

Such artists as Vecchioni, Guccini, De Gregori, De André, and Baglioni quote or borrow from Mutis, Kafka, García Márquez, Pasolini and others.

Prof. Francesco Ciabattoni (Georgetown University), author of La citazione è sintomo d’amore (Carocci, 2016) will shed light on the intertextual dynamics that govern song writing and literature.

Every song will be provided with an English translation and commentary, and sampled with a live performance of The i-Talians.

The i-Talians are a Washington-based band that formed in 2011 and has since performed Italian pop, rock and folk music, mostly in the DC area: Gianpiero Antonazzo (guitar), Francesco Ciabattoni (keyboard & guitar) and Gerardo Spatuzzi (bass & voice).

Francesco Ciabattoni is Term Professor of Italian at Georgetown University.

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