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About Gianluca ZannaGianluca Zanna Songwriter, poet, music producer, oath keeper, minuteman, rifleman
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Gianluca Zanna Songwriter poet rifleman constitutional activist
Starting at the beginning, Gianluca Zanna, was born in Rome, Italy, and raised in the seacoast city of Anzio, one of the most pivotal places in the outcome of World War II. There, he spent much time with his maternal grandfather who would often playfully sing to Luca about Arizona (Il Tango delle Capinere), where the young boy never imagined he would one day make his home.Living near the sea, Luca learned the love of freedom and wide open places, surfing and swimming almost daily. He also learned the price of freedom, on his many visits to the Cemetery of American Soldiers in Nettuno. During WWII, Zanna's family was under German occupation, and they were liberated by American soldiers, so he was raised with the respect and the admiration of the American people who sacrificed their life for his freedom (listen to his song Thank You America). Since high school, Zanna was a supporter of America despite the communist party's popularity in Italy. During his Convitto Nazionale boarding school experience, at 14, Luca discovered music. From that point on, instead of playing soccer (he hated it), he started to write songs, lyrics, and he taught himself how to play guitar, bass, drums and everything else that makes noise. He says the brain was and is his main musical instrument.
As a student, Luca studied Ancient Latin and Ancient Greek. He also discovered a love for the great Italian poets of the classical past, like Ovidio, Catullo, Dante, Petrarca, and D'Annunzio. He admired their ability to transmit feelings and pictures in a few brief phrases as a way to fight for what they believed in whether it be love or politics. Every spare moment, instead of playing soccer, he wrote poetry and dreamt to one day become an American. At 16 he joined the Military Academy of Nunziatella in Naples, Italy. On the weekends, when most of the other boys would return home, Luca remained alone in the dormitory because he was often punished for his questioning character and his refusal to be bullied by his seniors. After High School graduation, he spent a period as a world traveler, passionate about windsurfing. He stayed in the South Pacific, Polynesia, Fiiji, Samoa, and the Canary Islands, among other exotic locations. Before he legally emigrated to America, Luca was admitted to the prestigious Rome University Law School, where he excelled until he realized that he was wasting his time in Italy, studying Italian law, when he actually knew in his heart he wanted to become an American.

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