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"Rockpoet with the seductive charm of a rascal". - Esslinger Zeitung


You can hear his sound hours long, lost in his natural and familiar musical language, that is only reserved really great poets. - Süddeutsche Zeitung, München


The most beautyful voice of Sicily - Solinger Tageblatt


Globetrotter of poetry - sweeping programm. - Passauer Neue Presse


The best from Sicily - Rosenheimer Zeitung


Songswith draugt - a night full of poetry. - Kieler Nachrichten


Discography

2009 Caffè Caflisch – Songs about home abroad
Pippo Pollina & Linard Bardill
(Jazzhaus Records, D, A)

2008 Di nuovo insieme – CD-LIVE
Pippo Pollina & Linard Bardill

2007 Ultimo volo – Orazione civile per Ustica (Songwriter-Opera)
(Storie di note – I)

2006 Racconti e Canzoni
CD + DVD LIVE 2006
(Storie di note – Suonimusic – I,Soundservice – CH, inakustik – A, D, F)

2005 Chiaramonte gulfi
Single-CD
(Storie di note – Suonimusic – I,Disques office – CH, Visioni – A)

2005 Bar Casablanca
(Storie di note – Suonimusic – I
mint-records/zyx – D,Disques office – CH, Visioni – A)

2003 Racconti brevi
(MusikVertrieb– CH/AmigoRecords –D,Extraplatte – A / Storie di Note – I)

2002 Insieme
Linard Bardill & Pippo Pollina
Live in Millersstudio, Zurich 5. + 6. march 2002 (Soundservice GmbH-CH)

2001 Versi per la libertà
(Storie di Note – Suonimusic – I)

2000 Elementare Watson
(MusikVertrieb – CH/Sunnymoon – D, Musica AG – A)

1999 Rossocuore
(MusikVertrieb – CH /PIAS – D,Musica AG – A/Suonimusic – I)

1998 KEN
Maxi-Single (Concertopoli – I)

1997/98 Il giorno del Falco
(Soundservice – CH BMG Ariola – D)

1997 Cambiera
Single – CD , (Soundservice – CH)

1995 Dodici lettere d’amore
(Zytglogge – CH BMG Ariola – D)

1993 Le pietre di Montsegur
(Zytglogge CH – BMG Ariola – D)

1993 Questa nuova realtà
Maxi-Single
Konstantin Wecker & Pippo Pollina, (BMG Ariola – D)

1991 Nuovi giorni di settembre
(Zytglogge – CH)

1989 Sulle orme del Re Minosse
(Zytglogge – CH)

1987 Aspettando che sia mattino (Zytglogge – CH)

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Bio

Short biography

Pippo Pollina is born in 1963. He grows up in Palermo (Sicily) and, during the 1980th, studies law at the local university and, at the same time, classical guitar at the “Amici della musica” academy of music.

He is engaged in anti-mafia-actions and acts as a journalist for the monthly journal “I Siciliani”, until the chief editor is murdered by the Cosa Nostra.

Together with other musicians of Palermo, Pippo Pollina forms the band “Agricantus”. During this cooperation he gains first intensive concert experiences in Italy and abroad. Moreover, the members of the band hold workshops at grammar- and high-schools in Sicily.

In the end of 1985, Pippo Pollina leaves Italy to start a journey without a real determined intent. After 3 years of world tour he settles in Switzerland. Today, he’s living there in Zurich. A collection of over 150 songs leaves his mark on 15 albums, more than 3000 concerts in Italy, Germany, Austria, Benelux, France and Egypt.

Pippo Pollina is an artist who is in continually movement. This is pointed out by the numerous artistic collaborations, amongst others with Franco Battiatio, Inti Illimani, Georges Moustaki, Nada, Charlie Mariano, Konstantin Wecker, Linard Bardill, Patent Ochsner etc.

Diverse mentions of musical contests in Italy and other countries are an indication for his association with tradition of the great Italian “Cantautore”.

The presentation of the song-writer-opera “Ultimo volo” (“The last flight”) about the tragedy of Ustica, this mysterious crash of a passenger plane DC 9, which crashed into the water next to the isle of Ustica, enthuses the audience as well as the media.