Italian Frequency is my weekly radio show of Italian music introducing classics and new releases.

Each week, I share insights and appreciation of the many genres and artists of “la canzone italiana.” It is a labor of love dedicated to Italian expats, Italian-Americans, and lovers of Italian music and culture across the world and the web.

Most shows are hosted in English, with specials in Italian.

Italian Frequency streams live on www.kusf.org every Sunday from 12-1:00 pm PST.

Listen to past broadcasts here or on Mixcloud.

I had a sweet time yesterday at the SF Public Library. It was a joy to share some of the history of Italian political, migration, and folk songs with the patrons of the North Beach and China Town branch. Again, I get confirmation that the beauty, melody, and rhythm of some Italian music get across even without full understanding of the lyrics. <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Italian Frequency is excited to participate in the Italian Heritage Month program at the SF Public Library, North Beach Branch. Meet me tomorrow at the library's Community Room from 1 to 2 pm for a cultural journey into Italian music. I'll play some tunes, talk about their history (folk, political songs, and pop), and share lyrics with English translation to follow along. Italian music is indeed "Not Only Bella Ciao". I hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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The last IF show - "Tempo Presente /Present Beat" - is now up! Listen to the new beats of Italian music. Trap, rap, pop-rap, reggaeton, indie. Mostly 2019 releases.
Link here: www.kusf.org/broadcasts/9396
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I had a wonderful time presenting on the "roots" of la canzone italiana last Tuesday at Le Donne d'Italia. Lovely, fun, and engaged audience, but my favorite moment was when they all started to sing along. Thank you so much to the organizers and the audience. <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Italian Frequency's last show on two artists who have marked the history of Italian music is here: Lucio (Battisti) & Lucio (Dalla).
Something in Lucio Battisti's way of singing and using guitar moves me, while Lucio Dalla's lyrics are poetry to me. And by the way, Lucio Dalla was singing about oceans warming up already in 1977, in his song "Come è profondo il mare".
Listen here: www.kusf.org/broadcasts/9314 (scroll down). <3
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You know the song "Bella Ciao". You know that it means "Hello Beautiful". Do you know that it's not a love song, but one of resistance and fight for freedom? ...
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Join me on September 24th at Le Donne d'Italia! I will take you for a short musical/cultural journey through Italy with a fantastic playlist and a conversation. The roots of Italian ...
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I am a member of the jury for the Italian Literary Award "Premio Strega," reading twelve beautiful books. Sono membro della giuria del Premio Strega per dodici libri candidati ...
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