ABOUT

Ricky Russo è nato a Trieste nel 1973.
Dal 2013 vive a New York.

Guida turistica, DJ, storico e giornalista musicale, autore di programmi radio e tv, organizzatore di eventi musicali (dal museo Peggy Guggenheim sino ai concerti di alcuni artisti italiani a New York). Laureato in Lettere Moderne, con una tesi sulle origini del Punk-Movie, all’Università di Trieste. Collabora con Radio Ara (Lussemburgo), Radio Contrabanda Barcellona (Spagna), il quotidiano Il Piccolo e il mensile Blow Up (Italia). Ha lavorato, dal 2004 al 2014, a Radio/TV Capodistria (Slovenia), assieme alla sorella Elisa nella trasmissione culto “In Orbita”. Il suo ultimo libro “Daghe! – El Greatest Hits” (2017) ha vinto il premio letterario nazionale “Salva la tua lingua locale”.

Ricky Russo was born in Trieste in 1973 and has lived in New York since 2013.

He is a tour guide, DJ, music journalist and historian, creator of radio and TV programs and musical event organizer (from the Peggy Guggenheim Museum to concerts of Italian artists in New York.) He holds a degree in Modern Humanities from the University of Trieste, with a thesis on the origins of punk cinema. He collaborates with Radio Ara (Luxembourg), Radio Contrabanda Barcelona (Spain), Il Piccolo daily newspaper and Blow Up magazine (Italy.) From 2004 to 2014, together with his sister Elisa, he directed the cult radio program “In Orbita” on RadioTV Capodistria (Slovenia). His most recent book, “Daghe! El Greatest Hits” (2017) won the “Save Your Local Language” national literary prize for works written in the regional dialects of Italy.

NY GROOVE Tours

L’idea di Ricky Russo è quella di raccontare le storie di New York attraverso la musica, il cinema e le serie tv, la street art, i fumetti e la letteratura.

Una serie di visite guidate a piedi nei luoghi leggendari della capitale della Cultura Pop.

Le escursioni sono, a scelta, in italiano o in inglese. Sulle tracce dei Ramones, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, la Beat Generation, John Lennon, i Beastie Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat, gli eroi dei fumetti Marvel, i “Guerrieri della Notte”, le ragazze della serie culto “Sex and the City”, le location di produzioni televisive contemporanee come “Vinyl”, “The Deuce”, “The Get Down” e “Master of None”, i protagonisti dei film di Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Sergio Leone e Spike Lee. 

The concept behind Ricky Russo’s project is to tell the stories of New York through music, film and television, street art, comics and great literature.

A series of guided tours on foot through the legendary places of the capital of Pop Culture, in Italian for tourists who come to discover the city from afar and in English for those who want to learn more about their own city’s past.

Following in the footsteps of the Ramones, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, the Beat Generation, John Lennon, the Beastie Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat, the superheroes of Marvel Comics and the “Warriors” of 1970s cinema, from the “Sex and the City” girls to the key locations of contemporary cult series set in New York such as “Vinyl,” “The Deuce,” “The Get Down” and “Master of None” and the iconic films of Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Sergio Leone and Spike Lee.

ESPLORA I MIEI TOURS
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    MIDTOWN

    Cinema, Television, Literature and Comic Books

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    EAST VILLAGE

    Rock’n’Roll & Punk Rock

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    GREENWICH & WEST VILLAGE

    The Counterculture, Folk Singers, Jazz Clubs and Bohemian Poets

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    BROOKLYN

    The New Wave

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    ASBURY PARK
    (New Jersey)

    The Boss, Bruce Springsteen

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    HARLEM

    Gospel, Jazz, Funk and Soul

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    THE WARRIORS

    following the story of the 1979 cult classic movie

THE BOOK

“Daghe! – El Greatest Hits” ha vinto la quinta edizione del premio letterario nazionale “Salva la tua lingua locale” nella categoria Prosa Edita.

Questa la motivazione espressa dalla giuria: Sezione B – ROMANZI E RACCONTI EDITI

1° – Ricky Russo, “Daghe! El greatest hits” (Bora.la e Piccolo Cafe, Trieste 2017)

“Ricky Russo, nell’agilità di una parlata frammista e ritmata fra triestino sorgivo e americano acquisito, squillante, trova la verve assoluta d’un viaggio dentro se stesso: e fatto di sguardi, gesti, moti ironici, malumori, ricordanze, sregolatezze, fedeltà inossidabili… Sorta di trascinante diario/reportage da New York, riesce a rendere multietnici gli istanti, le emozioni, e insieme a onorare una fedeltà inossidabile alla sua Trieste, così che davvero la bora sembra arrivata a lambire, salutare irruenta… la Statua della Libertà e l’Empire State Building…”

“Times Square come ‘Blade Runner’. ‘Strange Days’. Ma anche come La piazza grande del paese. El Luna Park. Dove tutti zerca de cazzarghela al prosimo. Compra questo. Compra quel. Vien qua. Vien là. Molime dei! Times Square: el bunigolo del mondo”.

“Daghe! – El Greatest Hits” won the fifth edition of “Save Your Local Language” national literary prize for works written in the regional dialects of Italy, in the category of Published Prose.

This is the statement of the jury: Section B – PUBLISHED NOVELS AND STORIES

1st prize – Riccardo Russo, “Daghe! El greatest hits” (Bora.la and Piccolo Cafe, Trieste 2017)

“Ricky Russo, through an agile spoken-word style blending the rhythms of his native Trieste dialect and his acquired, raucous American English, finds the true verve of an inner journey: one made up of glances, gestures, ironic acts, bad moods, memories, broken rules and unbreakable faith… an exhilirating diary-reportage from New York that makes its moments and emotions multicultural, at the same time as honoring his unshakeable loyalty to his hometown of Trieste: the Bora wind itself seems to arrive to gently caress or fiercely shout its greetings to the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building…”

Times Square is like ‘Blade Runner’. ‘Strange Days’. But also like the big market square in town. Luna Park. Where everybody’s just tryin’ to screw over the next guy. Buy this. Buy that. Go here. Go there. Get lost! Times Square: the navel of the world.
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Sito creato da DORINA
Illustrazioni di JAN SEDMAK
Grafica di GIADA MIHELIC
Traduzioni di MARA GERETY