The world of music mourns maestro Peppino Principe, the honorary citizen and ambassador of the Castelfidardo accordion (VIDEO). He was one of the pioneers of italian jazz and he has sold more than 20 million records worldwide.
The news comes to Castelfidardo from his friend Renzo Ruggeri, PIF2018 artistic director. “Peppino felt sick while he was taking a a breath of air out of his home in Porto San Giorgio. He died peacefully in the night. The honour of Ambassador received at Castelfidardo (15 September 2017, ed) was his last great joy. He kept it hanging close to his chair and he showed it to me every time proudly “. Two years later the unforgettable accordion poet, the fidarense Gervasio Marcosignori, Peppino Principe had also received the World Accordion Oscar, the highest international recognition.
The lively and farsighted look of Peppino Principe, born in Monte Sant’Angelo, Puglia, on September 5, 1927, also looked at the hearts of the boys. For them in 1959, with Cino Tortorella, he created the historical Rai TV musical show “Lo Zecchino d’Oro”.
That of the legendary Zecchino was the first music for the mayor of Castelfidardo Roberto Ascani, passionate drummer. “A great man died. He taught me so much about the accordion world and gave me the strength to look beyond appearances “