When Italian people musician and songwriter Eugenio Bennato just lately performed his music on the Italian Embassy in Delhi, the charmed audiences, each Indians and Italians, have been transported to Italy by his efficiency. The founding father of a musical motion known as Taranta Energy that started in 1998 to advertise south-Italian people tradition via music, cinema and theater, Bennato’s ardour for Italian tradition and heritage displays in his love for music.
Bennato collaborated with artist Sonia Totaro, who sang together with him, clad in all purple, on the event of Nationwide Day of Italy on June 2. The day marks Italy’s Republic Day commemorating the anniversary of the 1946 referendum via which Italians deserted monarchy and have become a republic.
In a primary, the Italian maestro is also seen having a jugalbandi with Rajasthani people musicians Yar Mohammad and group who set the night time in movement. Bennato was additionally heard praising the musical heritage of Indian musicians.
Earlier this yr, Italy had prolonged full assist to the Indian Presidency of G20. Later, the 2 nations introduced elevating the bilateral relationship to the extent of the strategic partnership whereas concluding a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on defence cooperation.
In the course of the occasion, Italian Ambassador to India Vincenzo De Luca hailed India-Italy relationship and stated it holds a particular place as each the nations acquired Independence nearly on the identical time.
It was a feast on the Embassy of Italy in Delhi as Italian delicacies and wine flowed via the night time. Because the occasion flagged off, Indian and Italian nationwide anthems have been performed and the Italian and Indian crowds participated to mark respect to each nations.
The friends in attendance additionally included Ambassador of Denmark Freddy Svane, Ambassador of Lithuania Diana Mickeviciene, Ambassador of Chile Juan Angulo, French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain, amongst others.
Additionally in attendance was Meenakshi Lekhi, minister of state for exterior affairs and tradition who congratulated Italy on their Nationwide Day celebrations.