Friday, May 28, 2010


This is an article of mine which was published in Italy Magazine today:

Donna d'Onna

Today sees the release, on radio and on digital platforms in Italy, of the single “Donna d’Onna” [“Woman of Onna”] a song written by singer Gianna Nannini and writer Isabella Santacroce in honour of the Abruzzo earthquake victims.

First performed by Gianna Nannini, Laura Pausini, Elisa, Fiorella Mannoia and Giorgia at the concert, “Amiche per l’Abruzzo” at Milan’s San Siro Stadium on 21st July 2009, the song as a single precedes the release of the concert double CD on June 22nd.

The song takes its title from the town of Onna, which was destroyed by the earthquake which struck L’Aquila and its surrounding area at 3.32 am on 6th April 2009, killing 308 people and making over 60,000 homeless.

Gianna Nannini spoke of her visit to the area which inspired the song:

“When I went to L’Aquila I met many women and the pain in their eyes made me cry. I’ll never forget their embraces. And women symbolise the future.”

Proceeds from the concert CD will go towards reconstruction work in Abruzzo.


Gledwood said...

There seems to be hardly anywhere in the world NOT liable to huge earthquakes these days (and any other days... I remember seeing an oil painting of Lisbon, which was destroyed by an almightly quake 300 years or so ago...)

I look at those whopping great skyscrapers in places like Taiwan, which has had at least 2 bad ones in 20 years and wonder how on earh they are meant to stay up in a factor 8 earthquake ~~ scary!

Dragonstar said...

Nature is stronger than we are. It's something we would all do well to remember.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Gleds. Yes, that is very scary. Hi, Dragonstar. Yes, we are nothing as compared to the force of nature.

Ellee Seymour said...

It sounds very powerful stuff. Congratulations again on your published feature.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Ellee. Yes, powerful music indeed. Thanks for your good wishes.


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