Municipality of Bari delivers “The City Keys” to Ermal Meta
He was only 13 when he and his family moved to Bari, Italy. From 1990 onwards, hundreds of thousands of Albanian citizens left Albania for a better life. Today he returns to this city as the winner of the biggest Italian music competition Sanremo Festival, that festival that had served as inspiration in Albania and as a window to the west. Yesterday, in the presence of his mother and his brother present at the district council hall, the municipality of Bari assessed the Albanian speaker, Ermal Meta, with the “City Key”. The Italian news agency ANSA has reflected this activity. Warmly welcomed by the dozens of fans gathered, the winner of Sanremo’s last edition, Ermal Meta, has also received the key to the city of Bari, where he arrived 24 years ago from Albania. This assessment was handed over by the mayor of Barit Antonio Decaro, who said: “Yours is the story of him who with strength and courage followed his dreams.” “With his motivation” For his extraordinary talents and deserved success who knew how to win thanks to a high personality and an indestructible style “ceremony was held yesterday at 11.00 in Palazzo di Città. The city’s keys are the gratitude to the artist who has just made the first steps in Bari and has been able to translate into music strong themes of actuality with the naturalness that is the very essence of the great authors, “ANSA writes. Ermal sang the winning song of Sanremo called “Non mi avete fato niente” as well as one of the most beautiful songs written by him, entitled “Piccola Anima”. “These keys do not open doors but are doors that open with emotions and feelings. Bari will always be my home wherever I go. Bari taught me to dream, to look and to cultivate my passon. Here I have found friendship and sometimes love, “said Ermal when receiving the award.