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Sometimes you just want a glass of Sangria. I’ve been craving one for a bit of time now. And I decided that a Spanish themed dinner was the perfect occasion to enjoy that glass. Up until now I have always made the red version, but this time I strayed just a little from the usual. […]

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It’s August in Milan and the city is empty. I think it’s fair to say about 70-80% of the stores are closed, especially over the central weeks of the month. The only people still around are a hand full of people in the essential services (like a few nurses) and tourists that didn’t know any […]

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Every season has its collection of delicious foods, that has me anxiously awaiting its arrival. In august, the height of summer time (here in the Northern hemisphere) I get all excited about snacking on succulent peaches, eating tomatoes at its peak, making all sorts of pies with seasonal berries, and grilling up a few fish […]

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This year’s Villa Arconati Music Festival ended with a bang! The dancing began with the incredibly talented African American artist Gregory Porter. Seeing him perform on stage makes it hard to imagine that this dream job as a child was an office job with the government. L’ultima serata di Villa Arconati ha regalato vere emozioni. […]

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Welcome ARGENTINA! Two concerts with a Latin American flavor. First there was Richard Galliano with his new project the TANGARIA QUARTET. The Italian-French musician performed a tango-jazz mix along with his highly skilled band. Unfortunately the show was just way too short. Lasting only about 45 minutes, I wasn’t able to fully engross myself in […]

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My expectations weren’t very high. Non avevo molte aspettative! Up until recently I had never heard of Yann Tiersen. Yann Tiersen era un personaggio a me sconosciuto. To make matters worse it had been raining all day in Milan, not the greatest for an open air concert. We took our seats and opened our umbrellas. […]

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SMOOTH. That’s all I could think about while listening to the components of the Paolo Fresu Quintet play. E’ tutto quello che riuscivo a pensare mentre ascoltavo il quintetto di Paolo Fresu che suonava sul palco. But I guess I should backtrack. The fabulous Paolo Fresu Quintet concert was preceded by Davide Zilli. Davide is […]

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For about an hour the previously unknown to me Arto Lindsay played an eclectic fusion style music with his very extravagant guitarist Marc Ribot, after which they made way for Raphael Gualazzi. Dopo circa un’ora di musica sperimentale di cui ignoravo l’esistenza il buon Arto Lindsay con la sua band originale e l’estroso chitarrista Marc […]

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“Greatest thing you could ever learn  Is just to love and be loved in return To be loved in return” And so began the magical concert by George Benson for the Villa Arcontati Music Festival. A beautiful serenade of love songs and melodic jazz pieces that brought me back to my childhood, and especially Sunday […]

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I found myself standing in front of this group of funny Icelandic hipsters called “Mum” a band consisting of 3 women and 4 men. Mi sono ritrovata davanti questo gruppo di buffi hipster Islandesi…..erano i Mùm: 3 ragazze e 4 ragazzi. Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised to find their melodies original but also containing a […]

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