November 21, 2018 - Jovanotti dusts off the link between Italy and Eritrea in his latest music video. "Chiaro di Luna" was shot in Asmara, the "Little Rome".
The official video of " Chiaro di Luna " is online, a new song by Jovanotti. For this single singer and his crew decided to travel to Eritrea. Specifically, the selected stage was Asmara. The link between the singer and the city and the country in general is very close, which explains the specific choice.
Suffice it to say that his grandfather had worked as a truck driver in Asmara
many years ago. In fact, once upon a time, Italy and Eritrea were particularly linked, for historical reasons. Even today, the city retains its charm, with Jovanotti who tends to describe it as a place that can rediscover to anyone their own self.
A difficult and delicate love story told in "Chiaro di Luna", which Jovanotti has imagined in Asmara especially for the period of changes that Eritrea
is experiencing: "You can only get to know a place by traveling outside the classic circuits tourist. - said Jovanotti
- I would have liked to visit it alone but then I thought it was the right place for the video of Chiaro di Luna ".
Asmara is the capital of Eritrea, which became part of the 20 new sites included in the UNESCO
list of World Heritage Sites
. From the very first impact, the city guarantees a surprising effect on tourists, considering how it was entirely designed by Italian architects
in the 1930s, during the period in which it was an Italian colony (from 1890 to 1941).
The landscape has obviously changed over the years but many buildings have survived. Among villas, cinemas, bars, stations and government buildings, there are about 400 structures, survivors of the Ethiopian occupation and rediscovered in the 90s, after independence. Getting lost in the streets of Asmara is like taking a trip home, in a concentrate of Italian cities, from Rome to Milan.
What remains today is a hybrid between the natural local evolution and the Italian project of the time, which aimed to create a " Little Rome ". A utopian and decidedly avant-garde plan, a playground for architects, which still attracts tourists from all over the world.
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