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  • Op-Eds
    Joey Skee(January 24, 2013)
    Wanna bet Philistine Italian-American “Leaders” become “Outraged,” Again?
  • After fourteen years, I’m shutting down my website italianrap.com. Launched in December 1998, italianrap.com soon became a point of encounter for members of the Italian diaspora, as hip hop heads from around the world reached out to me. The site’s bulletin board was a place where folks from Australia, Canada, Belgium, Italy, France, United States, and other points on the hip hop planet came together. On August 30th, my personal website italianrap.com will cease to exist.
  • The Spring 2012 concert series at Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies will conclude on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 8 PM when AMP NEW MUSIC and the EKMELES VOCAL ENSEMBLE will present a program of works by Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988), a world premiere by Gregory Cornelius (born 1977), and the United States premiere of Luigi Nono’s 1982 masterpiece Quando stanno morendo, diario polacco n.2 – 1982, scored for four female voices, flute, cello, and live electronics.
  • High school and college students of America are being treated to a piece of Italian history where the Sea was an unknown world dominated by the Republic of Venice and encounters between different musicians, mostly amateurs and merchants, resulted in dreamlike music. We went to their concert at La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi
  • Events: Reports
    Stefano M. Ross(February 25, 2012)
    Waiting for the concert on March 1st, we met with Marco Cappelli (guitar) and Jim Pugliese (drums). They promise “to rock the house” when they play at Roulette with Doug Wieselman (clarinet), Josè Davila (trombone) and Ken Filiano (bass)—and with DJ Logic as a special guest.
  • Naples is a tricky subject for any artist. How is one to balance the two competing and contradictory images of the city? “See Naples and die!” was the cultural imperative of the Grand Tour and the age of Romanticism. Chaos, Camorra and trash are the flip image. Naples is a “city painted in sound,” Turturro notes, and, like many poor places in the world, “music is a form of emotional and spiritual transportation . . . a form of prayer.”

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