The well-known Italian music band Ricchi e Poveri comes back in Romania, three years after their last meeting with the Romanian fans. The hits “Sará perché ti amo”, “Mamma Maria” and “Se m’innamoro” will be heard in two outstanding evenings, in the Rozelor Park from Timisoara, on September 13, and on the stage of the Palace Hall from Bucharest, on October 12.
The Ricchi e Poveri project was born in Italy, in 1967. The band, which initially was a polyphonic quartet called Fama Medium, formed by Franco Gatti, Angela Brambati, Angelo Sotgiu and Marina Occhiena, underwent changes in its structure (Marina left in 1981 and Franco Gatti also left the band in 2016).
“We sing together since 50 years, we are like brother and sister. We love what we do and we always have fun like two crazy people. This is our life. People love us and we are happy” stated Angela Brambati and Angelo Sotgiu to the ANSA agency, shining with pride.
The band, which had a fulminating success in Europe in the 80s, comes to Romania with new songs. Being released at the beginning of this year, the most recent Ricchi e Poveri single is called “Marikita” (The Ladybug). It is a summer song with Latino rhythms, sang in Spanish and chosen by Fausto Brizzi for the soundtrack of the movie “Poveri ma ricchi”. The new song is available on iTunes and is distributed by Sony Music.
“Sará perché ti amo”, the song with which Ricchi e Poveri attended Sanremo Festival in 1981, made them famous: it crossed Italy’s border, dominating the music charts in Belgium, France, Austria, Germany and Spain. It also beat the record for the best-selling single of the year, with more than 7 million copies. 1985 is the year of the highest recognition, when Ricchi e Poveri wins the Sanremo Festival with the song “Se m’innamoro”. In the 50 years of musical activity, they released 17 studio albums, 15 compilations and sold over 20 million copies of their albums.