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Episode 3: Genoa, Italy

Amsterdam, the world in sounds

"An ancient port city full of historical legacies and rich in cultural heritage, the

crossroad between the sturdiness of mountain character and wealth brought by the sea."

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Episode Notes:

0:58 Landscape, view from air 2:44 Molo, caruggi, Genoa's soundscapes in the Old Town 4:47 The bond with Mediterranean Sea and Ligurian mountains, Genoese cuisine 6:36 Niccolo Paganini 7:24 Trallalero, speaking to Giuseppe Zacchetti of La Squadra di Genova (translated by musicologist Floriana Asperti) 10:44 Porto Antico di Genova, the legacies of Middle Ages 12:23 Natalino Otto and Italian swing 13:29 Genoa's declining population 14:31 Life as young Genoese, speaking to pianist Simone Sammicheli 18:15 Fabrizio de Andre and the Genoese School of Singer-songwriters

Featured Music:

Niccolo Paganini: 24 Caprice, Op. 1 No. 5 in A minor

Umberto Bindi: Arrivederci

La Squadra di Genova: Le Figure

Natalino Otto: Ho un sassolino nella scarpa

Fabrizio de André: Via del campo

Luigi Tengo: Vedrai, vedrai

Extended listening on Spotify Playlist:

With many thanks to guests:

Giuseppe Zachetti & La Squadra di Genova:

Floriana Asperti

Simone Sammicheli

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This season is co-produced by Eddie Liu (S.E. Film Production).


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