Renzo Arbore and his Orchestra Italiana performed at MFCC, Ta’Qali on Saturday 28th July 2012.

Renzo Arbore is undoubtedly an all rounder in the entertainment industry.  He started off as a radio host in the 60s, moved to TV in the 70s and went on to producing his own albums as a vocalist and clarinetist in the 80s.  The '80s were extremely kind to Arbore, with a number of releases going gold or better. Ma la Notte went on to sell an impressive 800,000 copies, followed by Meglio dal Vivo Che dal Morto, which sold over 500,000. Arbore's popularity climbed steadily in the '90s, with his releases gaining greater international recognition. His band was performing on some of the world's most important stages, including the Montreux Jazz Festival and Carnegie Hall in the early '90s, followed by Madison Square Garden and the Olympia in Paris during the late '90s. Renzo Arbore and his band became the first name in Italian swing. In 2002 Arbore founded a new band, called Renzo Arbore & His Swing Maniacs, ushered in by the band's debut disc, Tonite! Renzo Swing!, which quickly went platinum.  Four years ago, the band was renamed L’Orchestra Italiana and became Italy’s ambassador of Neapolitan song and music.

Mr Arbore and his 16-strong orchestra have been touring the world since the early 1990s, performing in Russia, the US, Canada, Britain, China and South America.
Easy Life Promotions, the concert organisers, will be donating €1 to the Malta Community Chest Fund for every ticket sold.

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