Måneskin have won Sanremo and will be representing Italy at Eurovision 2021 with “Zitti E Buoni”. In addition to that their last years duet with runner up of the festival, Francesca Michielin could be wining them an award at the festival Voci per la libertà – Una canzone per Amnesty, which is scheduled to take place from 23rd to 25th of July in Rosolina Mare.
Voci per la libertà – Una canzone per Amnesty (Voices for freedom – A song for Amnesty) is a festival created by the Italian branch of Amnesty International with the goal to spread the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through music and art. The first edition of it was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the declaration back in 1998 in Villadose. The festival was moved to Rosolina Mare in 2012. The awards are given in two categories for newcomers and for big stars and in the second mentioned category this year we have several contestants of Sanremo 2021 and the year before, as well as other famous names from Italian music scene.
The list of nominated artists and songs is as follows:
- Eugenio Bennato – “W chi non conta niente” (Bennato)
- Samuele Bersani – “Le Abbagnale” (Bersani)
- Coma_Cose feat. Stabber – “La rabbia” (Mesiano / Zanardelli / Tartaglini)
- Fulminacci – “Un fatto tuo personale” (Uttinacci / Dezi / Mungai / Uttinacci)
- J-Ax feat. Paola Turci – “Siamesi” (Aleotti/Anania/Del Pace/Turci/Bonomo/Chiaravalli/Garifo)
- Levante – “Tikibombom” (Lagona)
- Francesca Michielin & Måneskin – “Stato di natura” (Michielin / Levy / Michielin )
- Negramaro – “Dalle mie parti” (Sangiorgi)
- Chadia Rodriguez feat. Federica Carta – “Bella così” (Crdarnakh / Ettorre / Gianclaudio / Fracchiolla / Dagani)
- Yo Yo Mundi – “Il silenzio che si sente” (Archetti Maestri)
You can listen to each of the songs by clicking at the name of it below you can listen to “Stato Di Natura”
Ten nominated acts for this year’s award really portray a beautiful cross-section of Italian music more attentive to human rights, ten very different artistic proposals that represent contemporary musical worlds. The songs deal with very different themes: from promoting a world without barriers and without racism to saying no to physical and verbal violence against women, they also tackle gender diversity, sexual orientation, immigration, cyber bullying and body shaming. Artists with their music can truly be full-fledged human rights ambassadors.
Michele Lionello, artistic director of the festival
You can listen to Italian entry for Eurovision 2021 “Zitti e buoni” by Måneskin below
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