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, in the presence of 1992 Nobel peace prize winner, Rigoberta Menchú Tum.
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. 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.