Raffaella Carrá - Italian Music

Raffaella Carra

Raffaella Carra

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Raffaella Carrá
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Presentation:

She was born to be a superstar. Being a successful musician wasn’t enough for her. Nor was being a professional dancer, and so she took to the airwaves, appearing on TV screens all across Italy, Spain and Latin America. Welcome a true goddess of the performing arts: Raffaella Carrá.

Raffaella Carrá started her career as a dancer on numerous TV shows in her native Italy. Her career began to blossom amidst the turmoil of the 60s, when the world was undergoing a political, social and sexual revolution. As a true representative of her era, Rafaella was right on the edge of change, becoming the first TV star to show her belly button on the air. This simple flash of skin caused an unprecedented scandal, culminating in a stern rebuke from the Vatican.

Undeterred, Raffaella continued her rise to fame, expanding her talents to the world of music in 1970 wither her song “Tuca Tuca”. This song was a smashing success in both Italy and Spain, and it was soon followed with even more hits like “Tanti Aguri”, widely known in Latin America as “Para hacer bien el amor hay que venir al sur.”

Raffaella has recorded in Italian, English, Spanish, German, and French, turning her into one of the most cosmopolitan music divas ever. Her English single “Do it, Do it Again” made of her a one-hit-wonder in the American and British markets.

Biography:

Raffaella Carrá (born Raffaella Pelloni on June 18, 1943) is an Italian singer, dancer and TV personality who is very popular in Spain and Latin America. After her graduation from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, she acted in a dozen of films between 1960 and 1970, including 1965's Von Ryan's Express with Frank Sinatra.

That same year Carrà played in the musical comedy Scaramouche. Beginning in 1961, she also ventured onto television, appearing on the shows like Tempo di Danza, Il Paroliere and Questo Sconosciuto. In 1970, the show Io, Agata e Tu Carrà premiered the popular dance tuca-tuca.

In 1971, she had more success with the show Canzonissima performing the theme song "Chissà se Va." From the mid-'70s onwards Carrà has hosted a wide variety of shows in both Italy and Spain.

Trivia:

• Raffaella Carrá has lived in Spain and Argentina, where she became one of the most prominent figures in the national TV.
• Rafaella Carrá worked with Bob Sinclar on the new single “Far l'Amore”, released on March 17, 2011.

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