While focusing on the works created – in the midst of the so-called migration crisis – by two musicians who have moved to Italy as “migrants” and later established successful careers in the Country, this chapter shows how the concept of Mediterranean is built and challenged through musical representations that rotate around the concepts of “voice,” “relics,” and “memory.” For these artists, the Mediterranean is therefore less a common geographical element and more the space of a representation of real life in the age of migration.
Gianpaolo Chiriacò 2016, “Canto, relitto, memoria. Il Mediterraneo di Badara Seck e Admir Shkurtaj”, in L. Cazzato e F. Silvestri (a cura di) 2016, S/Murare il Mediterraneo. Pensieri critici e Artivismo al tempo delle migrazioni, Pensa MultiMedia, Lecce, pp. 167-179. ISBN 978-88-6760-381-7. Online su Issuu.