12 November 2008

Tenth anniversary of Fabrizio De André's death: commemorative concert with musician Mauro Pagani and his band

The Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture in New York, in collaboration with the Italian-American Federation of Brooklyn and Queens, organize a tribute to the Genoese singer songwriter Fabrizio De Andrè to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his death.

On November 14th 2008, at 6 PM, in the premises of the Italian Institute of Culture, a presentation of the event will take place.On November 16th, at 5.30 PM, at the Christ The King H. S. auditorium, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, Queens,
Mauro Pagani and his band, directly from Italy, will perform a commemorative concert for Fabrizio De Andrè.

Pagani made his debut in music in 1970 as violinist, flautist and founding member of the rock band
Premiata Forneria Marconi, later embarking on a successful solo career that led him to play with some of the most important Italian singer songwriters, from Vecchioni and Nannini to De André himself. In 1989 the album Creuza de mä (composed with De Andrè) was voted the best Italian record of the past fifty years and nowadays it is considered a landmark of “world music”.

The concert will be a wonderful occasion to catch a rare live performance of this talented musician and to celebrate one of the most important representatives ever of the Italian musical scene, Fabrizio De Andrè.

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