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    Sanremo music festival, 2010 starts Feb 16 through 21
    posted Tuesday, February 16, 2010 |

    Europe's largest music festival, and one of the world's most famous, culminates at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo. The Sanremo music festival ("Festival di Sanremo") is a gala event and an awards ceremony for some of Italy's most famous musicians with awards in various categories. This year the event will be broken down into 2 categories: "Artisti" (for the established, big names of Italian music) and "Nuova Generazione", a category for the up and coming Italian singers.

    The festival changes every year: a new artistic director / presenter is chosen every year and is responsible for the guests, songs, all aspects of the show. This year, it is presented by the lovely Italian journalist Antonella Clerici.

    New rules for Sanremo 2010

    For the first time in the history of the event, songs in Italian dialect will be allowed. Thus we will probably hear songs in Neopolitan and Sicilian, the most distinctive of all the Italian dialects. In addition, inclusion of foreign artists' work will also be allowed, as long as the songs are performed in Italian.

    Sanremo is a city with about 57,000 inhabitants and lies on the Mediterranean coast of western Liguria in north-western Italy, located on the Italian riviera. The festival has also launched the careers of many very famous italian singers. The most notable ones include Andrea Bocelli, Giorgia, Mietta, Laura Pausini and Eros Ramazzotti.

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    At February 17, 2010 7:31 PM , Anonymous Amira said...

    When we lived in Italy, we used to go every year. This is an event that is not to be missed or ignored. I remember when Marco Masini won, and that was great. No, all years are great :)

    I miss this. And it's great that they have finally allowed Italian dialects to be included! I think that is what was most glaring about the festival.

    Thank you for the information, I wish that I could be there this year!

    At February 18, 2010 12:53 PM , Anonymous dani said...

    I have always said that if France and movies have Cannes, then Italy and music would have Sanremo :) It is great that they have decided to allow foreign artists' work in the festival, this would hopefully make it easier to promote the whole festival to the world.


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