Photo by Rami Moghadam (c) 2012
Lorenzo Cherubini, better known as Italian singer-songwriter and rapper Jovanotti, performing Monday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tonight at Bowery Ballroom, Manhattan.
Rami Moghadam sent these notes on the show:
- it was my first time at williamsburg music hall
-unlike opening act diego garcia, who declared his love for manhattan (over and over), jovanotti knew brooklyn is where it's currently at,kept firing on the crowd with shouts of "Brooklyn!"
- jovanotti was in a super stylish outfit, black hat red shirt white tie, with sparkling Michael Jackson-like shoes that lit up the crowd with every mid-air kick of his
- it was a very high-energy show, he danced almost non-stop with hardly a rest in between sets
- nice mix of a crowd, a good number of italians, both young and older
- italians responded with cheers to jovanotti's prompts (in italian), knew words, sang along, especially to old hits
- when they started playing the mid-90s hits, that's when the show really hit a higher gear
(even though it was pretty high already!)
- crowd went wild for biggest hits from that decade, such as L'Ombelico del Mondo,
Piove, and Serenata Rap. it seemed like everyone in the building, italian-speaker or not,
knew the words to the song Serenata Rap and sang at the top of their lungs
- he has a very eclectic mix of music influences, i only remember first album
from the mid nineties, nice to see his evolution as a musician.
- rapped in italian and english, sprinkled in some hip hop classics from the Beastie Boys and Sugar Hill Gang
- very fun, energetic show that brought back some nice memories and was a reminder that jovanotti is an important representative of not only Italian but World music
"Born in 1966, Jovanotti, made his debut at the age of twenty for Radio Deejay, under the aegis of Claudio Cecchetto. The renowned "Il Grande Boh!" was not in fact his debut as a writer as "Yo, brothers and sisters" had already launched him into the literary world. But his real passion was music, and this is where he has undergone his greatest personal and professional growth. His albums, without considering a number of singles associated with specific events (such as Cuore written to commemorate the tragic death of Giovanni Falcone), are the milestones of a complex musical journey that over the years has explored more and more genres and influences. Jovanotti has intensified his tours and collaborations and has performed with internationally renowned artists (Pino Daniele, Luca Carboni, Luciano Pavarotti)."
The artist's official site here