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MUSIC AND ITS SUPERPOWERS by Daniela

I saw this article, and the title immediately attracted me and I read it.

I found it very interesting, and in some respects, this article confirms what we knew.

I will summarize the content because the article is very long and I will post photos of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca to make it less boring. 🙂

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Music is always with us. Since mum hummed the lullaby, there is no sad or happy moment of life that passes in silence.

There is music for every moment of life, a party is not a party without background music and adolescence would not be the same without an accompanying soundtrack, to the point that just hearing a song of that time causes us to relive the emotions.

Two neuroscientists have discovered that for our brains MUSIC IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN LANGUAGE: words came later.

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Listening to a melody is not just pleasant. According to science, the notes enhance memory and make us more creative, but also healthier. It can lower blood pressure and heart rate, and reduce the rate of cholesterol in the blood.

Music is a kind of brain restorative.

Even in the office we collaborate more if there is music in the background.

A live concert could solve even the problems of social integration in complicated contexts, given that Arabs and Americans after listening to music together show greater understanding of each other.

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Sharing music improves relationships. If you strive to find hits that appeals to the whole family communication will improve.

And it can become a therapy: the notes enhance the effects of medicines to lower the pressure with a reduction in heart rate and cholesterol in the blood also adds to the benefits.

Listening to music before, during and after an operation removes the anxiety that precedes surgery and reduces postoperative pain.

Analgesic and anti-anxiety effects have also been observed in cancer patients, who are less tired thanks to music during chemo and radiotherapy; while in those who have suffered a stroke, music accelerates recovery and improves mood and quality of life.

It could even be used as an anti-rejection drug.

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Every musical genre has a different effect on the brain.

HEAVY METAL, this music is good for the angry, because it is a way to channel negative emotions.

JAZZ, is perfect for synchronizing brain and heart and relaxation.

RAP and HIP-HOP, is useful for those who are depressed.

POP, ideal for improving physical performance and feeling less tired.

CLASSIC, is the most effective in giving positive effects to the whole organism.

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Here is the original article of which I made a summary.

Best5 Article – click here

What to say, I think we are more than happy to read that if we listen to the beautiful songs of our boys several times a day, they make a balsamic and also a healing effect on our body and mind.

Therefore we must not feel guilty if during our days we want to take a little of this sweet restorative medicine.

I would also say that the combination of POP-CLASSIC is perfect for us.

So, what are you waiting for ….. just put a CD of IL VOLO and enjoy your life, and if you want to sharpen your sight, a nice video of Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero is good for your eyes and is good for your heart !!

Daniela

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All photos are taken from Mollysianna. Thank you!

Something is Happening by Daniela

The guys have just returned to Bologna after the holidays with their families, that they are posted some photos that send all the fans into raptures.

Here are the pictures, posted by the official website of IL VOLO.

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O MY GOD, the guys are in the recording room!

What are starting to affect the new record for the decennial (10 year anniversary)??

It would be really beautiful!!!

But the most beautiful picture is undoubtedly this.

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My friend Valeria, who you already know very well, made a long comment about this photo, which I’m now going to translate.

I stayed a few minutes to admire this photo. All the photos of the boys, both together and individually, are beautiful, it’s indisputable, but there are some photos that through the image, are particularly eloquent, communicate a meaning so meaningful that lead us to stop and reflect. In this photo, there is not IL VOLO, but Il Volomusic, there are not only the three guys with the wonderful voice, beautiful, lively and funny that we are used to seeing on the stages of the whole world, but there is “team”, the formidable team that has produced dozens of masterpieces for us, masterpieces that we all have in our ears, in our minds, our hearts.

A photo that lends itself to different levels of reading, there is the plan of the “group”, the three guys sitting next to each other, forming a circle of work, to which many other people participate, but which is true and productive at the highest level only when they are three, to study, to agree songs, rhythms, assonances, virtuosity!

Then there is the plan of friendship, a strong friendship, which goes beyond everything and everyone, the three of them who speak, listen and understand each other, strong in a life together, strong in suffering, in toil, of sorrows, but also of joys and triumphs together!

Finally there is the plan of simplicity and naturalness, three boys dressed in some way, smiling at each other, and in this way they smile to life and to the future.

Come on guys, we are thousands who expect great things from you, this image in your place of work makes us foretaste a new season of great music, “your” music, which as always will enlarge our hearts!

 

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What to say, Valeria expresses so well the things we all feel.

I only know that when I saw this beautiful picture, I was invaded by a really great emotion, the guys are in the recording room, something is happening …….. and see them, so, as neighbors, FRIENDS . . . it fills my heart with so many beautiful and positive things.

Come on guys, let us be amazed, we are waiting for you and we will support you in your projects.

Daniela

Credit to owners of photos.
Last image is from Mollysianna.

IL VOLO: THAT ENERGY by Daniela

Perhaps it seems to you that IL VOLO in this period is resting ……… not at all !!

These guys are tireless, they spin like spins. They have participated in different events, but let’s recap well together.

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Tuesday 26 June, RAI1 broadcast the recording of the third evening of the WIND MUSIC AWARDS, is a recorded event, but there are new interviews.

Here they are:

The boys are asked about new projects, but they do not say anything new, they just say that there are many projects and then they talk about their next five concerts.

And here is their recorded performance.

But we, live,  left IL VOLO at the Milano concert, after which, Piero returned to Sicily because, as you have all read, he started school exams to get the diploma. Poor Piero, managed to do the two written exams, and then flew to Sorrento, where he found Ignazio, arrived together with Torpedine, arrived from Bologna, and Gianluca, arrived with Ercole from Montepagano.

They participated in the PREMIO AGNES event, and finally Wednesday in RAI1 broadcast the video of the evening.

There it is.

The video brings together the two performances of the boys, who opened the evening with the beautiful CARUSO, sung impeccably, a pity that they made the shorter version of the beautiful song.

Then the boys concluded the event singing GRANDE AMORE, but first they received from the mayor of Sorrento, a wonderful recognition.

This is a sculpture in terracotta depicting the door of Sorrento, with three singers below, practically the three boys of IL VOLO. Really very nice this award, the boys are very happy, this award was not absolutely expected so it was a pleasant surprise.

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Immediately after the PREMIO AGNES, Piero had to return immediately to Sicily to finish the school exams and the other two returned to Montepagano and Bologna.

The same evening that the PREMIO AGNES was broadcast in RAI1 (Wednesday),

Gianluca with Torpedine and Bartoletti, was engaged in Fano, at PASSAGGI FESTIVAL, an event dedicated to publishing, where he was presented the book of Torpedine and the new book by Bartoletti. The presence of Gianluca has attracted many people in the square of Fano.

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And so we arrived on Thursday, and a message arrives on the various pages fans …….. IL VOLO will be present at LA VITA IN DIRETTA, a live program on RAI1.

And here they are, Torpedine in the studio and connected by Firenze Gianluca and Ignazio, so the guys are in Firenze, but Piero is not there.

Nice interview conducted by Barbara di Palma.

(I had the opportunity to talk with Barbara from Palma in Milan and she told me that she really loves the guys and if someone speaks badly of them she pulls out her nails to defend them, Daniela.)

The boys and Barbara joke about the lack of Piero, then Ignazio says that Piero remained in Sicily because he got the diploma, everyone is happy for the result and compliments Piero. Ignazio jokingly says, that now Piero, with his diploma, can look for a job!!

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Both Gianluca and Ignazio, remember that they were lucky to have an impresario like Torpedine, whom they value and to whom they love very much.

They also say that there will be many surprises for next year but they never reveal anything more.

The presenters try to find out from the boys some of the surprises for next year and Barbara says that maybe they can not reveal anything, so the cunning presenters say that Torpedine has asserted that they can unveil something. Ignazio answers and immediately says, “I do not think Torpedine has consented” and everyone laughs because Ignazio did not let himself be trapped by the presenters.

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Gianluca says that IL VOLO is the representative of the BEL CANTO, but that the times change and they are young, so they will try to keep up with the times to please young people too, so they want to renew themselves and have their repertoire.

Ignazio says that they do not want to distort what they are, they want to keep what is IL VOLO, in short, stay in the pop-lyric, in the wake of GRANDE AMORE.

Gianluca and Ignazio, end the interview by announcing that they are in Florence to participate in a football game for charity Cure2Children Foundation.

The blue won, 5 to 4. Three goals scored to Gianluca and one Ignazio.

But these guys are good at everything!

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Damn, but these guys never stop! But how many energies do they have?

Guys, try to rest because next year, for the tenth anniversary, we want to see wonderful things and you will need lots of energy !!

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

Fantastic Gianluca by Daniela

Only in these days has it become known of this beautiful action made by our lovely Gianluca.

On June 4, Gianluca went to a summer camp for the disabled and sang for them, here is the beautiful video that takes the scene.

How much enthusiasm they have just seen Gianluca on stage and he has certainly not denied selfies and photographs.

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Also beautiful article on the event posted in the newspaper of Abruzzo, IL CENTRO, which I translate.

Ginoble sings for three hundred disabled people, big party for the invited singer on a campus of Rotary Abruzzo-Marche.

“It was a great emotion for me to see the smiles of those guys, an unforgettable afternoon”, said Gianluca Ginoble, singer of the “Il Volo” trio, who spoke on Monday afternoon at the Lido d’Abruzzo village at the invitation of the Rotary International Abruzzo-Molise. Gianluca was moved when he heard over 300 disabled people present in the room, singing “Grande Amore”, the song with which Gianluca, together with Ignazio and Piero, won the 2015 edition of the Sanremo Festival.

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“I accepted the invitation willingly,” says Ginoble, “because meeting people with disabilities, for me, is always a personal enrichment.”

The enthusiasm of disabled boys and girls was difficult to contain and, after the song and the greeting of Gianluca Ginoble, everyone wanted a photo with him, and then Gianluca wanted to take a selfie with the whole crowd. “When I saw Gianluca I got excited,” says Fabio, a disabled person in the village, “and I sang out loud ‘Grande amore’, one of my favorite songs. I saw a few tears fall from Gianluca’s eyes.”

Here the original article:

Il Centro Article – click here

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As usual, these guys make us remain speechless for the simplicity and love they have for the weakest.

Congratulations Gianluca, your goodness always amazes us.

All of this happened a month ago and only now do we know it, this means that you do not like to highlight your actions, confirming your great humility and disavowing what some say about you.

Your heart flies very high, sweet Gianluca. 

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and video.

 

Golden Boys by Daniela

We are in July and the summer concerts are approaching.

The guys are releasing videos and interviews for the various concerts and I have seen and read what they said about the concerts of Taormina and Marostica and I found them very interesting so I will translate them for you.

This video is dedicated to the Taormina concert.

I translate:

P = Saturday, July 28 we are waiting for you in the splendid setting of the Ancient Theater of Taormina, for a special evening to which we hold a lot, that is fundraising to support the AIRC (Italian Cancer Research Association) Sicilia committee, for research on pediatric tumors.

I = We all want to no longer have to talk about cancer, especially when we talk about the little ones.

This is why we need to support researchers who are looking for the most effective treatments to treat 100% of children.

G = All together we can help AIRC reach this milestone as soon as possible.

We are waiting for you in Taormina on Saturday 28th July, tickets are already available on Ticketone.

We give AIRC researchers an overpopulated Ancient Theater and we all say together:

P.I.G. = Against cancer, I am here!

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This article, speaks of an interview made to the boys on the concert of Marostica, published by IL GIORNALE DI VICENZA.

Il Volo a Marostica in Piazza Scacchi

Il Giornale Article – click here

(I translate the most important points.)

On the wave of success that accompanies them for years without interruption, “Il Volo in concerto” will be one of the key events of the “Marostica Summer Festival” in Piazza degli Scacchi in Marostica on the evening of July 19th. The appointment with the three young ambassadors of Italian music is at 21.30 for an evening nominated to remain well impressed in the memory of the public.

Your success is international, but you will also be touring a small town like Marostica.

What is the value of small centers for you? “We were born and lived in small towns where we can truly appreciate the right human dimension, where everyone knows each other and, like in a big family, there can be friendship, solidarity and all those values ​​that have allowed us to face the world together. without fear. So it’s essential for us to return to the atmosphere of the city”.

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One of your historical performances was the “Tribute ai Tre tenori”, Pavarotti, Carreas and Domingo. Are you going to be their heirs? “It would never be possible to compare ourselves with the three, unique and true tenors who transformed the lyric into a language for the general public. Ours was a simple tribute. A reminder of our historical moment with our voices.”

Your success is indisputable. Why are the Italian song and voices so loved? “Perhaps because the history of Italian music is fascinating in itself. Or because the music speaks Italian and among the great voices, the most famous are born in Italy.”

And to those who criticize your “lyric-pop” what do you answer? “That everyone has the right to love the music that is most congenial to them. Clearly, not everyone can appreciate such a particular genre. We ourselves when out of the scene listen, love and sing all different music. We only have twenty years. Criticizing is a right. But denigrate not so much. If, then, there are those who do it, we can not but shrug. In Marostica it will be a unique, magical concert.”

In ten years, where do you see yourself? “For the moment we have already arrived, at ten years of career. We hope to go the same way and always have this great audience because everything happens thanks to the people who love you and support you.”

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What to say, the video message is admirable, these guys really have a heart of gold.

And the interview in the newspaper? They said that Marostica will be a special concert, I cannot wait!

Daniela

Credit to Mollysianna for all images.

IL VOLO: PENUMBRAS by Daniela

Perhaps not everyone knows that in February of this year IL VOLO recorded a tribute record to SANDRO.

SANDRO is an Argentine singer who won a Latin Grammy honoring his career and is also known as SANDRO DE AMERICA. Unfortunately, it’s been 10 years since Sandro is gone.

One of his successes, PENUMBRAS was sung in duet with Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio.

I would say it’s a beautiful and very sweet song

Beautiful voices, begins Gianluca, then Sandro then Piero and Ignazio.

It is a very poignant song.

Here is a photo of Sandro De America.

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Here are the words of the song.

PENUMBRAS

The night was lost in your hair
The moon attaches to your skin
And the sea felt jealous
And he wanted to be in your eyes too

Your dangerous, sensual mouth
Your hands are sweetness
Your fatal breath, slow fire
That burn my anxieties and my heart

Tenderness that rushed hurry
He caresses that love offers
The whims were saying very slowly
Between the darkness of a soft interior

I love you and nothing matters anymore
Life dictated it this way
If you want, I’ll give you the world
But do not ask me not to love you like that

If you want, I’ll give you the world
But do not ask me not to love you like that
This does not love you like that
This does not love you like that

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And that’s why I told you about this song, because last week it was ranked in Radio Vox Top 20, in place #11, while Noche Sin Dia is at #19.

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So, do you like this song?

Have you already heard it?

I await your opinions.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and video.

IGNAZIO, THE CONQUEROR by Daniela

A couple of days ago Ignazio sent us some photos, taken at Isola dei Conigli, in Lampedusa.

Beautiful sea, beautiful landscape, beautiful Ignazio.

In the silence and solitude of the place, Ignazio hugged his guitar and began to sing.

I immediately shared this video in the comments with you, but maybe not everyone has seen this beautiful video, which now I want to propose to your attention.

Did you recognize?

Of course, it’s NOCHE SIN DIA, this acoustic version is beautiful. I really like it. Ignazio plays it and sings it in a delightful way.

Moreover, the fact that Ignazio plays this song, in moments of relaxation, proves that he really likes this song, so much so that he made his version of it.

And now we admire the panorama of Lampedusa ……. and Ignazio’s close up!!

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But how much fun is Ignazio?

It’s really a pleasure to see him so happy and relaxed and to hear him play his guitar.

By the way, did you like the version of NOCHE SIN DIA?

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.