Learn Italian through music with singer – songwriter Francesco Guccini
As every week in our school organizes various activities. Recently we had the opportunity to get to know (obviously not personally), Francesco Guccini. He’s Italian, very famous singer-songwriter (or cantautore, in Italian), recognized as one of the most important in Italy. In addition to being a songwriter, he’s also worked as an actor, soundtrack composer, lexicographer and dialectologist.
Francesco was born in Modena in 1940 and attended the University of Bologna, which often refers to in his songs. In 1961, he wrote his first song entitled “L’antisocial“. Initially, he wrote lyrics for other artists, but at the end, in 1967 he made his debut writing a song for the Festival Di Sanremo for Caterina Caselli and Gigliola Cinquetti, and then he began his career as a solist with his album “Folk beat n.1″. But summarizing during his career he recorded 16 albums and 6 live albums!
Guccini learned to play the guitar so most of his works composed on the instrument. His lyrics are filled with many thoughts on important topics, slightly pessimistic but full of truth and wishes, always full of political references. His most popular songs are “La locomotiva” and “Eskimo”. We Accademia Studioitalia looked at his silhouette and overheard an important song “Dio è morto”, which proclaims the need for moral and spiritual rebirth, and presents a moral crisis in a place where God is dead, we see a profound nihilism. It is very interesting song and definitely worth listening to and analyzing carefully.