Sing a Song! Lyrics and Rhythms in Italian Contemporary Music

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. - Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston. 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX. RSVP HERE. On the occasion of the 22nd Italian Language Week in the World, the ICCC of Houston in collaboration with the Department of International Studies at Texas A&M University and under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy of Houston cordially invites you to Sing a Song! Lyrics and Rhythms in Italian Contemporary Music.

Presented by Dr. Fabiana Cecchini. The presentation will discuss the relationship between young Italians and the musical genres they listen to (rap / trap, indie, urban, etc.). We will listen to songs by the most representative contemporary artists such as Maneskin, Achille Lauro, Ghali, Mahmood, Elettra Lamborghini, Madame and many more!

We will talk about their fashion trends and we will explore the Italian language used in the lyrics of their songs, in connection with the theme of the week dedicated to the Italian language in the world “L’italiano e i giovani [Italian language amongst younger generations]."

Dr. Fabiana Cecchini holds a Ph.D. in Italian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and currently she is Instructional Associate Professor of Italian in the Department of International Studies at Texas A&M University where she teaches courses in Italian language and culture, Italian and global cinema. Her interests include teaching pedagogy, women’s studies and autobiography, adaptation, and media studies. She published on Sibilla Aleramo, Veronica Franco, Isabella Morra, Marco Bellocchio, Marco Tullio Giordana, and Guido Chiesa among the others. She co-authored two collections of essays: (with Ioana Raluca Larco) Italian Women and Autobiography. Ideology, Discourse and Identity from Fascism to Present (2011) and (with Silvia Giovanardi Byer) Representations of Female Identity in Italy. From Neoclassicism to the 21st Century (2017).

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