Our boys give us many participations in important events. Tonight is the turn of the tribute concert to Pino Daniele.
We are in Naples, at the San Paolo stadium and the event is called PINO E’.
The boys have just arrived, Gianluca says, “We just arrived here at the historic Stadio San Paolo, we are ready for rehearsals, good morning everyone, bye.”
In the afternoon, the boys are interviewed by RAI RADIO2.
Piero says it is a great responsibility to remember a great artist. “The emotions are different, from one of our concerts, but we are really honored, as Ignazio said, we will work hard and we will definitely be excited.”
(The boys are asked how they chose the song they will sing, Piero answers.)
“Ignazio chose the song, because he knows all the discography of Pino Daniele, we still can not say what it is, because it will be a surprise.”
Then they are interviewed by Radio Italia.
Here is a summary of their interview:
“We are very happy to be here. Pino has made the history of Italian music and blues. We apologize in advance for the Neapolitan pronunciation.”
Ignazio Boschetto is a big fan of Pino and he has paid tribute several times during the concerts of Il Volo: “He is my idol, he accompanies my days. Another Pino Daniele will not be born anymore.”
What are the songs of Pino that Il Volo likes best? “‘CAMMINA CAMMINA’ that tells a heartbreaking love story. But also the energy of ‘A me me piace’ or ‘blues’ or ‘Resta cu’ mmè.”
“Pino E’ will be a special concert also because the proceeds will go to Pino Daniele Trust Onlus, OPEN ONLUS and Save The Children. Specifically, the projects are these:
The “Passport” European project of OPEN ONLUS – an electronic passport, in multiple languages, that will allow every teenager with cancer to be assisted in Europe and to share his clinical history for research on pediatric cancer.
– The “Lights Points” project of SAVE THE CHILDREN, to combat educational poverty in minors. A physical space open to children, adolescents and their parents, coordinated by educational figures and animated by volunteers, which arises in the difficult neighborhoods of some Italian cities without services and opportunities.
In this short video, Ignazio says that Pino has represented the story, both of Neapolitan music, but of a genre that belonged only to him, he represented the beautiful part of the Italian-Neapolitan blues.
“Personally, he has been my idol, I have been listening to him for years and he accompanies me in all my days, in my daily life.”
And here they are at the trials, it is impossible to know what they will sing.
The sound is muted to not allow you to understand the song that they will sing.
Interviewed by Radio Montecarlo.
And here we are finally at the exhibition.
UPDATE: Here is a newly published video from the concert.
“Pino is in the past and in the present and will remain in the future, because he is the greatest of all.”
And here they are for the duet song with Mario Biondi.
The show is over, the guys were good. The genre of Neapolitan music is not easy to interpret.
See you next guys !!
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