Critics have called Etta Scollo "The Voice of Sicily". Her songs combine elements of traditional Sicilian music, pop and jazz. She's just released a new album, "Il passo interiore".
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has already banned charity-run ships carrying migrants rescued in the Mediterranean from docking in Italian ports. Now, he wants to do the same to foreign navy ships.
A composer like Ludwig van Beethoven towers over others, but even that singular genius didn't come out of the blue. A look at the musical environment that brought forth the iconic musician — and cherished his memory.
Beethoven, the man who symbolizes serious symphonies, and simple folk music — can the two fit together? Yes, according to an imaginative chamber music festival in the house where the composer was born.
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