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Born in Sicily and adopted by Venice, Patrizia Laquidara is one of the most elusive, multifaceted, and brilliant singer-songwriter in the Italian music scene. Occasionally also actress and writer, Patrizia became “a cult figure”: her voice has been described “sometimes sweet and continuous, as well as raging and disruptive, with a stunning power to charm and bewitch”.  

In this concert, Patrizia Laquidara dives into her repertoire, surrendering to the great poetry and playfulness of the tales and emotions residing in the Italian popular music storybook. Recounting its origins, emotional teachings, and the sublime chronicle of folk poetry, “Canzoni” is a journey into Italian music up to the early 2000s. 

Starting with an homage to the first Italian songwriting and the Neapolitan song, Patrizia moves to the first edition of the Sanremo Festival and the songs from the 1950s, with Modugno’s revolutionary idea that Italians are ready to fly (“Volare”). Touching upon the poetic notes of Endrigo and Tenco, as well as the songwriting of De Andrè, Guccini, and Battisti, this special musical score takes us through history and teaches us a piece of Italy.


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(originally broadcast on May 18, 2021)




patrizia laquidaraSicilian-born Patrizia Laquidara grow up in the northern Veneto region. In 1998 she won a scholarship to study Italian folk music at composer Mogol's CET school. A stylish vocalist and a passionate fan and student of South American music, particularly from Brazil, the young singer debuted with a tribute to Brazilian legend Caetano Veloso, Para Você Querido Cae, in 2001. The following year Laquidara won the Critics, Best Performance, and Best Music Award for her song “Agisce” at the Premio Città de Recanati festival. In 2003 she repeated the feat at the new artists' section of the SanRemo Festival, winning Best Song and Best Performance for “Lividi e Fiori”. She also released her second album, Indirizzo Portoghese, this time featuring original material sung in Italian, and stellar collaborations from guests such as Fausto Mesolella from Avion Travel, Javier Girotto from Aires Tango, Tony Canto from Arancia Sonora, and singer Mario Venuti, with whom she shares a duet on the hit “Per Causa d'Amore”. In 2005 Laquidara wrote with film composer Paolo Buonvino “Noite e Luar”, the main track for Giovanni Veronesi's Manuale d'Amore. The film became the Italian blockbuster of the year, and its song, sung in Portuguese, cemented Laquidara's reputation as a sophisticated, cosmopolitan singer/songwriter, with a sensual South American twist. In 2007 she released her third album, Funambola, recorded in the U.S. and produced by Arto Lindsay. In 2010, she has held music workshops at the University of Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, Bento Goncalves, Porto Alegre. In October 2018, Patrizia Laquidara released a new album, C’è qui qualche cosa che ti riguarda, an independent work financed by an a crowdfunding campaign. Anticipated by two singles, “Marciapiedi” and “Sopravvissuti”, C’è qui qualche cosa che ti riguarda was produced by Alfonso Santimone.



Date: Friday, December 31, 2021

Organized by : Embassy of Italy, IIC Washington

Entrance : Free