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Radici nel Cemento - Bella Ciccia

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Fat is Beautiful! No more fad diets! This captivating song by the Roman reggae group, Radici nel Cemento (Roots in Concrete) doesn't endorse obesity, but says that a woman with some meat ("ciccia") on her bones can be more appealing than a skinny one who is unhappy and obsessed with her weight.

Radici nel Cemento - La Bicicletta

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This song of the Radici nel Cemento talks about the the main character's happy relationship with his bicycle. At the beginning, you're meant to think he's talking about a woman, given that the words are typically used to compliment a woman, but then in the refrain we discover that he's talking about his beloved bicycle.

Radici nel Cemento - Pappa & Ciccia

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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Pappa e Ciccia, song from the album "Alla Rovescia" by Radici nel Cemento, talks about a couple who are just that, "Pappa e Ciccia"--meaning they go "hand in glove". Literally, pappa means mush but is often used to mean food and ciccia is fat or gristle, but is often used to mean meat.

Radici nel Cemento - Alla Rovescia

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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The Radici nel Cemento [Roots in Concrete] are an Italian reggae group from Fiumicino (Rome), who appeared on the Italian reggae scene in 1993. Alla rovescia [Upside-down] is the title song of the album released in 2001 and tells of a world that spins backwards. Everything is the opposite of the way it should be in real life.

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