Italy: Jalisse Don't wanna work

by Stella Floras 126 views

After promoting and taking part in a benefit concert organised to raise fund for the population of Abruzzi, the Italian region seriously hit by a major earthquake about four months ago, Jalisse are now among the first artists to join a new benefit project, due to take place next October, this time to help the victims of the tornado which affected the Veneto region, expecially the small town of Valla di Riese Pio X, in June this year.

The idea came from the italian singer Rettore. After singing in another benefit concert for Abruzzi in Milan, she thought that it was a contradiction to help raise funds for that cause (even though it was right to do it) and not to do the same for a town which is only 3 Km. away from the place where she was born. "Am I going to do nothing for my region?", she wondered. That's when she came to the idea of organizing a benefit concert herself.

Jalisse, who live in the Veneto region (in the town where Alessandra was born), were immediately enthusiastic about the idea and they are now an active part in the organization of the concert, which is due to take place on October 4th, 2009, in Cavallino Treporti (VE), on the occasion of the annual event "A hug for Giorgio", which Rettore organizes every year as a tribute to her father.

Among the other artists who have agreed to this proposal we find Red Canzian from Pooh (OGAE Second Chance 1990 – Italian entry), who will be there with his daughter and son, both musicians. The cast for this concert is still under construction, but several public institutions and TV and radio stations have been involved,andwe are sure to expect some nice surprises. The name of this project is "On stage out of love".

Meanwhile, Jalisse's new song Non voglio lavorare (I don't wanna work) is out. It's an uptempo song about the stress caused by boring work and frenetic life. You can listen to it on Jalisse's MySpace page here.

Jalisse represented Italy in their last appearance in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1997 with Fiumi di parole which ranked 4th.

Very special thanks to Cristina Giuntini, president of OGAE Italy, for the submission of the article.

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Stella Floras

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