The jury of the Tenco Award 2014 publish the winners of the various categories that make up this prestigious award, in memory of the singer-songwriter originally from Piedmont who committed suicide in Sanremo in 1967. Despite the quality of proposals from artists who have achieved the highest accolades, there have been surprises, confirming a fact that who in our country work in non-mainstream and non-commercial music field is aware (and thank goodness): the jury of Tenco is composed of professionals and keen observers of the Italian musical worlds. Journalists, critics and scholars who have the necessary critical tools to evaluate all the nuances of an album, an artist and, in general, the process of composition, organization and production of a musical work. If, for example, we can read in the general news some surprise about the victory of Loris Vescovo (“as good as unimaginable”) with the album “Penisolâti”, the specialistic press had reported the work of the Friulian singer as innovative and deep, both in terms of content that the overall structure. Vescovo prevailed over most famous artists and works that have offered the highest quality. These include the 99 Posse with the new version of “Curre Curre Guaglio’ 2.0″, Francesco Di Bella of 24 Grana, with “Francesco Di Bella Cafe & Ballads” and Enzo Avitabile , with “Music Life O.s.t”. The other category that interests us are those attributed to “Dago Red” by Raiz and Fausto Mesolella in the category “Interpreters do not own Songs” and “Letter of St. Paul to the workers’ by group from Livorno Virginia Miller, in category “Plate to the song”. Tthe winners of all categories will perform at the Ariston Theatre in Sanremo, December 6, in the course of an evening which American singer-songwriter David Crosby will be guest of honor.
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