Giovanna Marini

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Giovanna Marini
Birth nameGiovanna Salviucci
Born (1937-01-19) 19 January 1937 (age 82)
OriginRome, Italy
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active1959-present
LabelsI dischi del sole, Vedette, Le chant du monde, Nota, Columbia, Sony BMG, Ala Bianca

Giovanna Marini (born Giovanna Salviucci; 19 January 1937) is an Italian singer-songwriter and researcher of ethnomusicology.


She was born in Rome in a family of musicians. In 1959 she obtained her diploma in classical guitar at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia. In early 1960s she began personally to know some Italian intellectuals and researchers of popular tradition, such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Dario Fo, Italo Calvino and others. A communist, during her long musical career she became famous for her lyrics (many of them sung by Paolo Pietrangeli), embracing the themes of the Italian '68 period[1] and other political and social issues. From 1991 to 2002 she taught ethnomusicology in the University of Vincennes (Paris-VIII).[2]



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  1. ^ Interview,; accessed 28 April 2015. (in Italian)
  2. ^ Info archive on (DOC file); accessed 28 April 2015. (in French)
  3. ^ (in Italian) Club Tenco official site,; accessed 28 April 2015.(in Italian)

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