born on 19/1/1937 in Roma, Lazio, Italy
Alias Giovanna Marini
Giovanna Marini, anagraphically Giovanna Salviucci in Marini (Rome, 19 January 1937), is an Italian singer-songwriter and researcher of ethnomusicology.
She was born in Rome in a family of musicians. In 1959 she obtained her diploma in classical guitar at the conservatory of Santa Cecilia (Rome). In early 1960s she began personally to know some Italian intellectuals and researchers of popular tradition, such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Dario Fo, Italo Calvino and others.
A political activist in the communist field, in her long musical career she became mainly famous for her lyrics (many of them sung by Paolo Pietrangeli), embracing the themes of the Italian '68 period  and other political and social issues. From 1991 to 2002 she taught ethnomusicology in the University of Vincennes (Paris-VIII).
- 1999 - Targa Tenco: best singer (with Francesco De Gregori) for Il fischio del vapore
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- Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano
- (Italian) Article and interview in the Corriere della Sera
- (French) Info archive on musicaitalia.free.fr (DOC file)
- (Italian) Club Tenco official site
- (Editor: Compagnia Nuove Indye/il manifesto; with "Coro Inni e Canti di Lotta" and "Banda della Scuola Popolare di musica del Testaccio")
- Giovanna Marini at the Internet Movie Database
- (Italian) Official site of Giovanna Marini