“Ditonellapiaga” is Margherita Carducci.
She is certainly one of the most mentioned names on the Italian music scene in recent months, especially since the end of the Sanremo 2022 Festival. After she broke into the hearts of the public with “Chimica”, a (super) song sung with Donatella Rettore, she has not stopped for a second, starting a tour that is finding great success given also the participation in numerous festivals on a national scale.
Her music is a cocktail of different music but with complementary moods, with a pen that ranges from romanticism to irony, from pop to disco. Demonstrating what has just been said is her first studio album “Camouflage”, which already in its title makes us understand part of her artistic essence capable of adapting and experimenting, just as she has done in her life balancing between theater and music. So if the end of summer is undermining your dopamine level, we highly recommend attending her next live show on September 2 in Cella Monte (AL) at the Jazz:Re:Found festival.
Collater.al asked her to make an exclusive playlist about the music that has always influenced her music with a few questions.
Hi Margherita! You graduated from DAMS with a theatrical focus. How much and in what way does the influence of such a unique world as theater make itself “felt” in your music?
Theater has given me so much, especially when I think about imagination, the ability to imagine should be trained like any muscle in our body, theater makes it a priority. Also I think it is felt a lot in the way I write, there are songs written to be interpreted “physically,” mimically in short, and in concerts it all takes on even more meaning.
A lot of people have come to know you with your cover of Matia Bazar’s “Per un’ora di amore”, which was delicate and incredibly in your style. What is your connection to that song?
I rediscovered it during the lockdown and found it perfect for the historical moment we were living in. The lyrics seemed to speak for everyone, I wanted to make it more contemporary by arranging it in a more personal way.
On July 12 you won the Targa Tenco for your album “Camouflage” as Miglior Opera Prima, it definitely counts as a strong confirmation of your artistic talent. Did you ever expect, in 2019, to get to win such an award?
Absolutely not, I wouldn’t have even remotely expected it. I’m not saying that I am not proud or happy with my work, on the contrary, I am very proud of it. I honestly didn’t expect to receive such an important recognition, though.
Your music is beautiful because it’s different. Name 3 artists who have raised you musically speaking and still represent you today.
Well, I wouldn’t know where to start honestly. Let’s say I like to explore so many sounds and so many attitudes, in the records there are reggaeton tracks and sad ballads that wink at r’n’b (Come fai, Non ti perdo mai), not to forget the strobe moments under the bass drum (Morphina, Prozac). In short, there is something for everyone! It’s hard to pick just three but I’ll try: Black Eyed Peas, Hiatus Kaiyote, Rosalia.