Finally, a volume puts us at the right distance with the Festival of San Remo. The festival of festivals. Watched by all, where all the artists are now, both indie and those passed by the talent. Reviewed by everyone from journalists to bloggers to critics.
The book is “The Festival of San Remo. Words and sounds recount the nation “, released for the editions Carocci in 2011.
The authors are Serena Facci, ethnomusicologist, expert of popular music and African music, Paolo Soddu, historical, and Matteo Piloni, young researcher.
From the introduction we can get an idea of how this study contributes to a new reading of the event San Remo: “We started from the impression, supported by the literature on the Festival, Sanremo could help decipher the evolution of the national-popular culture in Italy. The category of Gramsci… it seemed useful to probe the persistence, innovation, and – element in our judgment is decisive – the plurality of the content of the collective soul of the nation, in other words the story of the relationship between the Festival and the Italians”.
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