the names of the 5 finalists have been published

The names of the 5 finalists of “FAME – INNOVATIVE MODEL for YOUNG ARTISTS TRANSBORDER LAB “, the project intended for young Apulian songwriters. It’s about: CRISTIANO COSA, MARINA DE SARIO, ROBERTA RUSSO, DONATELLA SPINELLI, GIANNICOLA SPERANZA.

The project, funded by Apulian Public Theater and funded under the Program Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-MontenegroHe sees that as a partner in Italy Municipality of Civitacampomarano (CB), in Albania the city of Tirana (Lead Partner) and in Montenegro the RTCG – Radio and Television of Montenegro.

hunger“Is an accompanying way, for pop, rock and trap songwriters between the ages of 18 and 35, whose goal is to strengthen their artistic and digital communication skills and to create a video format for television and the production of a new music project.

The 5 songwriters, chosen from over 30 artists from all over Puglia, will be guided by 4 experts in a work on the text and on the body, fundamental both for the communicative approach with the audience and for the practice of self-narrative. also through the videos and social networks that allow them to promote their artistic image through their own story.

Following the live selections, the path will now be divided into 3 phases that will take place in as many locations as: Spaceport in Taranto, Teatro Sociale in Fasano and Academy of Street Arts in Bari.

The professionals who will accompany and accompany the artists are: Francesco Occhiofinoin art Reverendrecord producer, author and composer, Carmine Erricoco-founder of Django musicExpert for communication, event organization, management, production and tour management, Giuseppe CicirielloActor, musician, author and director e Giorgio ConsoliActor, singer and author.

To complete the path, the songwriters will give a concert within the framework of national and international festivals such as: Medimex, Civitacampomarano Festival (CB), Cinzella Festival, Podgorica Festival (Montenegro), Tirana European Youth Capital 2022.


Cristiano Cosa was born in Taranto 26 years ago and defines himself as a musical “big head”. He writes songs in a songwriting style with references to pop, rock and, more recently, rap. So it ranges from Beethoven to Nirvana, from Mozart to Fabri Fibra. After the experiences at “Festa Italiana” by Caterina Balivo on Rai 1 at the age of 13, at “Italia’s Got Talent” with the group “Gli Sconcertati” and at “Amici di Maria De Filippi” (fifteenth edition in which she received a valuable place in the cast of the “Evening”) he graduated in classical piano at the Conservatory “G. Paisiello” in Taranto. He is in charge of opening several concerts by Fabrizio Moro (Alcatraz in Milan and PalaEur in Rome) and a concert by Ornella Vanoni at the Teatro Alfieri in Turin. He took part in the tribute to Paolo Poli performed at the Flaiano Theater in Rome in October 2019. It was Mama Marjas’ special guest concert at the Cinzella Festival. After releasing his second single “Restart Button” on Don Ciccio’s record label “Love University Records”, he released his third single “I’ll call your name”. Directs the show “Trees that dance” in which he interprets his unpublished works.


DESARIO is an Apulian singer-songwriter born in September ’99. The sweetness and sincerity of his voice, combined with a refined musical aesthetic, transports you to an intimate and reclusive dimension, tinged with soft and dreamy sounds, inspired by indie-folk and alt-pop of the contemporary scene, with a focused look artists like Aurora , Alt-j, Glass Animals and Of Monsters and Men. In July 2020 he performed at the India Theater in Rome as a guest of the seventh edition of the festival “Dominio Pubblico_la città ai under 25”. He then opens the concert of The Tangram in the Mat of Terlizzi and performs at the “Festival del Futuro Anterior” in Andria. In 2020 he released his first singles “Tasche Vuote”, “Fuori Fuoco” and “Non mi Sfiora” (Angapp Music) on digital platforms.

Roberta Russo

Kyotolp is the musical solo project of Roberta Russo, drummer, producer and performer, born in 1996, who grew up between Monza and Bari, where she currently lives. At the age of 15 he began to learn the drums and to approach the beatbox on his own. At 19 she moved to Bari, a city that proved to be very fertile ground and allowed her to find her way in the musical environment. In 2019 he takes part in the Rockin’1000 at Linate Airport together with Subsonica and Afterhours, sharing the stage with Morgan, ex Bluvertigo. The Kyotolp project was born in 2020: its peculiarity lies in the almost exclusive use of the voice, a loop station and the beatbox technique. The sounds are electronic, dark and enveloping, combined with vocals and spoken music. In this project, Roberta expresses all her judgments, influences and sensitivity to issues close to her heart (disability, immigration, freedom). In 2021 he released the single SPRING21, an intimate story of lockdown produced by rapper and beatmaker Tonico70, soul of independent label DINT RECORDZ. He is working on his first EP while touring in Italy and abroad since 2020.


ll Preso Male is the stage name of Giannicola Speranza, born in 1995, Bari rapper, DJ and producer. His first independent project is called “Hi I’m ready”. After his debut as a music artist, he released several singles and collaborations with international protagonists with artists such as: Looch Bodega, 80 Empire and Balistic Man. He continued to experiment with sounds and genres by releasing during the lockdown “Bored”, Ep consisting of 5 songs and then a 3-track EP “XXV” produced entirely by Kif Kiffen. Throughout his career he shared the Stage with DJs and rappers as a group “Bari Jungle Brothers” on national and European dates. The Preso Male is currently working on new unreleased works and projects as a musical artist.


Dionaea is the project of Donatella Spinelli, a young singer-songwriter from Bari. The passion for music was born as a child through studying the piano, which she followed a few years later with singing. At the age of 18 he wrote his first song and over time it became a necessity to tell about himself in songs. He participated in various local and non-local competitions and graduated in 2020 in pop singing at the “Nino Rota” Conservatory in Monopoli. After graduating as an “interpreter” and as a “lyricist” at Mogol’s CET, she released her first single “Resta qui” in March, available on all digital platforms.

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