Culture, society and history narrated starting from the music. This is the scope of the italian site Music Graffiti. This parallel site in English provides to the English speaking people a selection of this Italian large and very much visited site.
Graffiti is an
absolutely free web site, created for educational and recreational purposes
only, targeted to the musical culture diffusion; the
web site is hence a collection of information and memories
about the world of music.
main section of the Italian site is a wide list of lyrics of popular music
annotated and translated in Italian from English (main part), Portuguese –
Brazilian and also Spanish and French (few songs).
Between the artists the visitor can find R.E.M., Pentangle, Joan Armatrading, Van Morrison, John Lennon, Pentangle, Cranberries, Jefferson Airplane, David Crosby, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Jarrett, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Jacques Brel, Charles Trenet, and many others, besides the Italian ones (Franco Battiato, Enzo Jannacci, Lucio Battisti and many many groups active in the sixties, the beat era, particularly rich in Italy).
Also included are information about music history, music and cinema, music and literature, together with a large number of images, record covers (mainly 45rpm records of the sixties) and other information.
This site is completely unrelated with the movie with the same title (1997, by Tom Hanks).
Site's contents are written mainly in English
and they are therefore readable also by English speaking visitors, among them:
lyrics not widely available in the web, or sometimes present only in this site;
soundtracks of movies using in a creative and innovative way the
music; pictures takes from the same movies: commented soundtracks of books in
which music has an important role, profiles and discographies, both synoptic and
complete, of some of our preferred artists.