Milano Music Week
Shape your future.Shape your future.Shape your future.
22–26 november 2022
Tickets Area Pro

Meeting

Back to program

Wednesday 23 November

Amore turning hip again: the next generation's italophilia

When:
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Where:
Ground hall

Language:
English

Doesn't the apparent revival of Italian identity, music, and lifestyle in Europe and the rest of the world come as a surprise? Italo-disco and Andrea Laszlo De Simone are popular in France. Through their music, 'Crimi' reconnect with their ancestral Sicilian roots. Austria's indie pop scene sings the name of Bologna 30mln times, led by a German semi-ironic Italo-Schlager act of hipsters selling thousands of tickets to a young and diverse crowd, far larger than a white-socks-in-sandals one. Even Cologne's c/o pop Festival has dedicated its opening night to Italian cover versions of Germany's greatest left-wing Indie-Rock hits. The classic Italian repertoire soars on Karaoke... and so on: There appears to be some momentum around the Peninsula.
Is this a genuine love call, or just another red flag indicating Italy's failure to overcome its stereotypes? Could this, combined with the success of Maneskin, Meduza, and Trap & Reggaeton-Featurings, pave the way for a widespread revival of Italian music?

Tickets Add to Google Calendar
Share: Facebook icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon
other panels on

Wednesday 23 November