Nonino Prize 2006

Giovanna Marini

“The folk song is a daughter of an extraordinary rich and vital world, but it has been forgotten for a long time. It attracts the young, the discouraged and the old who still believe in a better world. You have to choose it and after making your choice you will never do without it anymore”.

This is the way Giovanna Marini describes the world of folk music which she has contributed, in a determinant way, to save and to make known in the world.

She is a musician and a composer with an international reputation, and she is the historical voice of the Italian folk song.