Fabrizio De André is an Italian singer-songwriter, born in Genoa on February 18, 1940 and died in Milan on January 11, 1999.
Most of his songs tell the stories of the outcasts, rebels and prostitutes. Considered by most critics as authentic poems, they have been included in school anthologies of Italian literature.
Inspired anarchist, Faber - as he was nicknamed by his friends - recorded thirteen albums in more than 40 years of career, valuing in addition minor languages such as Genovese, Neapolitan and Gallurais. He also translated into Italian many foreign songs, including those of Georges Brassens, his main source of inspiration.
During his career, from 1958 to 1997, Fabrizio De André (nicknamed Faber) recorded thirteen records; he became one of Italy's favorite singers. The quality of his songs and their performance earned him the recognition and the strong attachment of the Italians (and some lovers of Italian culture), who appreciated him as an interpreter and as a poet.