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The Perspectiva Battiato | Culture

On the day Franco Battiato died, Etna was activated on the side opposite the slope where he lived and filled the sky with pink ash. The musician moved here when he discovered that a friend of Silvio Berlusconi had won the elections fraudulently in Catania, the Italian city where he took his first steps and […]

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The last years of Battiato on Etna | Culture

Franco Battiato, at a concert in Rome, in an undated image.Frezza La Fata / IPA / GTRES With Franco Battiato, a great musician, a great artist and a great man have left. It was a person special. What specials they were all the things in his life. For a few years the disease had forced […]

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The chamomile of ‘mamma’ Battiato | Culture

Mid eighties. Appointment with Franco Battiato at the Ritz in Barcelona. Surprise to discover that the forty-year-old was traveling with his mother. A lady in arms took that, upon learning that the journalist arrived with an upset stomach, sneaked into the hotel kitchens to make a “Sicilian chamomile.” Holy hand, by the way. More information […]

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Battiato was a poet | Culture

More information It was in the mid-eighties of the last century when I first heard Franco Battiato. There were two songs that struck me as enormously mysterious, different, and with an originality that turned upside down our usual ideas about pop music expressed in languages ​​other than powerful English. Those two songs were Permanent center […]

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‘I want to see you dance’ and five other great songs by Franco Battiato | Culture

Franco Battiato, the composer who changed Italian music, the iconoclast soloist, the unclassifiable artist has died at his home in Milo, a small town in Sicily, at the age of 76. He had been retired since 2017, surrounded by books and friends. His career has left an unmistakable personal sound and has captivated millions of […]

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Franco Battiato dies: the life of the Italian musician in pictures

Franco Battiato dies: the life of the Italian musician in pictures

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Musician Franco Battiato Dies at 76 | Culture

Composer Franco Battiato has died at his home in Sicily at the age of 76, according to his family. Musician, writer, documentary scriptwriter and also a painter under the pseudonym Suphan Barzani, the artist had been missing from the public scene for years suffering from a disease that his environment never wanted to reveal. He […]

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