Pavarotti & Friends for Guatemala and Kosovo


Pavarotti & Friends for Guatemala and Kosovo is a compilation album by Luciano Pavarotti, with each track featuring a different artist. This album was captured live from the benefit concert, as part of the Pavarotti & Friends concert series, held in Parco Novi Sad, Modena on 1 June 1999,[1] in the presence of 1992 Nobel peace prize winner, Rigoberta Menchú Tum.

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Luciano Pavarotti was born in 1935 on the outskirts of Modena in Northern Italy, the son of Fernando Pavarotti, a baker and amateur tenor, and Adele Venturi, a cigar factory worker.[6] Although he spoke fondly of his childhood, the family had little money; its four members were crowded into a two-room apartment. According to Pavarotti, his father had a fine tenor voice but rejected the possibility of a singing career because of nervousness. World War II forced the family out of the city in 1943. For the following year they rented a single room from a farmer in the neighbouring countryside, where the young Pavarotti developed an interest in farming.

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