For the concert of the Rainforest Foundation at the Carnegie Hall in New York, on April 30th 1997, Sting asked to all the artists to perform a song that could remember the childhood of each artist. The most representative songs for me were “Bandiera Rossa” and “Va’ Pensiero”, that my Uncle Guerra used to sing to me. I didn’t feel like “Bandiera Rossa” was an appropriate song, so I performed “Va’ Pensiero” but with different lyrics (written on purpose by my friend Mino Vergnaghi) and transforming it into a lullaby. I sang it with James Taylor on guitar.
At the concert organized by Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, the following artists took part: