(ANSA) - ROME, NOV 25 - A musical cast divided by 50% between women and men for Sanremo 2022? "With great respect I disagree: I have never chosen a song based on the artist's sex, it would be a serious mistake, I choose the song based on beauty". Thus Amadeus, speaking at a panel of the Milan Music Week, regarding the proposal launched by Fimi.
"There are always important female presences because they have strongholds. But I don't see why I have to give women a quota, it would be almost offensive towards them. Music is art, and in art you cannot create predetermined areas".
Urged by the questions of Luca de Gennaro, curator of the Milan Music Week, Amadeus explained that the question of the gender equality at the festival "also depends on the quantity of bands presented: if among the young people out of 800 candidates there are 200-300 women, it's not my fault, that's not my fault. 300 I hope that there are good offspring, and there are always important presences of women ". Manella artistic choice, he underlined, "you have to let yourself be guided by emotions, by true honesty. There are fantastic women in all the festivals who have given men a hard time: this is the most important thing".
Amadeus has relaunched the ball in the field of discography: "The proposal could start from the recording industry itself: they are all men at the top, there is only Caterina Caselli at Sugar, yet there are very talented women. The same musical associations have three men at the helm: if yes it is an important signal, it is right that it starts from the great discography or from the musical associations ". And the presence of Fiorello? «I have known him for 35 years and whatever his face is, I know a week before: I did two festivals with him and it was a joy, because it is as if he were my brother. I hope he decides to be also in the third, he will decide, right now he is doing theater ... Anytime the doors are wide open ". Alessia Marcuzz next to him?" I can neither confirm nor deny, but rumors are welcome ".(HANDLE).