Giovanna Marini

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Giovanna Marini
Birth name Giovanna Salviucci
Born (1937-01-19)19 January 1937
Origin Rome (Italy)
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1959-present
Labels I 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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See also


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

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