Ivan Della Mea

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Ivan Della Mea
Birth nameLuigi Della Mea
Born(1940-10-16)16 October 1940
OriginLucca, Italy
Died14 June 2009(2009-06-14) (aged 68)
Milan, Italy
GenresFolk music
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active1962–2009
LabelsI dischi del sole

Ivan Della Mea (born Luigi Della Mea, 16 October 1940 – died 14 June 2009) was an Italian novelist, journalist, singer-songwriter and political activist. His family name was "Della Mea"


Born in Lucca, his family moved to Milan when he was a child. He worked in a factory, but eventually started to work at a small newspaper, Stasera.[citation needed]

In 1956 he joined the Italian Communist Party (PCI). He started his career as a singer and songwriter in Milanese dialect the same year.[citation needed]

In the 1960s, he belonged to the Italian Nuova canzone politica and became active in the magazine Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano. As a writer he started publishing some works in the 1980s/1990s, including three novels, and as a journalist. With his brother, Luciano, he wrote for Il Grandevetro, and worked at l'Unità and Liberazione.

His brother was political activist Luciano Della Mea (1924–2003).



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Works of Ivan Della Mea:

  • Il sasso dentro (1990; Interno Giallo editions)
  • Se nasco un'altra volta ci rinuncio (1992; Interno Giallo editions)
  • Sveglia sul buio (1997; Est editions)

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