The t-shirt worn by Thomas during the escape: Paolo Giammarco, A.S. Bari, 1949-1950

Giammarco Cugusi, A story of coincidences

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August 8th, 1991

Thomas is trying to take a ship to escape his country. He is surrounded by thousands of people. Close to him there is a child, I think he is 6 or 7 years old. He tries to read the name of the ship, Vlora. He doesn’t have any kind of education and he probably has poor eyesight. After several attempts to read the name, he shouts: ‘VOLAR!’. Exhausted but amused, everyone there begins to sing Modugno’s hit:

Volare oh, oh
cantare oh, oh
nel blu dipinto di blu
felice di stare lassù
e volavo, volavo felice più in alto del sole
ed ancora più su
mentre il mondo pian piano spariva lontano laggiù
una musica dolce suonava soltanto per me.

August 9th, 1991

Domenico Modugno returns to the stage after 7 years.


Mentoren / Mentors
d'O Honoré
Campens Angelique
Vandamme Bram