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The 2019 Melbourne Taranta Festival: CGS seduces in a hypnotic performance at the Thornbury Theatre

Electrifying, hypnotic, cutting-edge and eclectic, the ground-breaking music of Italian award-winning and world-renowned group Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, from Puglia in southern Italy, is an exotic fusion of traditional sounds and new beats and rhythms that are the result of the band's reinterpretation of the old - while they move their folkloric music into an exciting era.

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Jytte Holmqvist

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18/3/2019

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Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Watching Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS) play live is a transcendental experience. It’s the power and intensity of the voices, the agile hands over the button accordion and the neck of the bouzouki.

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Hayley J. Egan

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14/2/2019

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Mario Biondi: the Italian baritone’s first Australian tour

Italian soul and jazz sensation Mario Biondi is on his way to perform in Australia for the first time, and apparently, he couldn’t be happier.

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Hayley J. Egan

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2/12/2018

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Food & wine

Luca Lorusso: a jazz pianist and an old-school restaurateur in the heart of Toorak

Running a restaurant is like a performance, according to Luca Lorusso. There is a subject, a script, characters, costumes and a carefully designed scenography. There are critics. Like any production, the success (and longevity) of the production depends on the passion and dedication of its director.

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Hayley J. Egan

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9/4/2018

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Exclusive interview with Tommaso Paradiso, leader and singer of Thegiornalisti

Whenever I think of Italy, I think of sun-kissed days by the Mediterranean ocean – aperitivo in hand, watching the beautiful people go by through the lens of my Ray-Bans, golden tans, late dinners, dancing to Italian music whilst the sea breeze tousles my hair.

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Bernadette November

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25/1/2018

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Art & culture

The Italian queen of soul music

By definition, soul is ‘the immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life’ (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Our souls are intangible but reveal themselves in our thoughts, emotions and feelings, and in a most meaningful way, through our creative activities. Of all art forms, no genre gives vivid expression to our souls more than soul music.

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Bernadette November

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4/11/2017

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Art & culture

Tosca and Lucia di Lammermoor open the celebrations of the 50th West Australian Opera Company anniversary

In todays ever-changing digital landscape consumers are constantly looking at faster ways to access entertainment. The increasing popularity of social media and streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix have seen traditional mediums of entertainment including film, television and radio struggle in recent years.

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Art & culture

Five young Italian artists find their "muse" in Australia

Of the thousands of young Italians that every year ends up in Australia, most of them are destined to be let down. Personal dreams and expectations need to face a sad reality, getting trapped in the vicious circle of humble and casual jobs and no prospects. Hence, a huge army of waiters, dishwashers, farmers and so on, often with a degree.

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Laura D'Angelo

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6/6/2017

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