What has recently re-emerged in the charts as a modern re-mix has its origins in the Italian music history of 1964, where the old songs with their messages of freedom, peace and civil rights give a lesson in democracy. In Bella Ciao, Italy's most distinguished folk musicians have come together to revive these songs and carefully modernise them with influences from the present day. With their voices they take you on a journey through Italy, from north to south.
"The music gets under your skin mercilessly as it did 50 years ago."
Moors Magazine, NL
"They revived a more than 50 year old show and breathed new life into it with popular repertoire. In doing so, they demonstrated the inspiring power that the songs continue to exude and revealed a central side of Italian folk music to the Womex audience.
Rhythmn Passport, UK
"They have arranged the pieces in a contemporary way, without modernizing them by force. With "Bella Ciao" the top-class group succeeds in a convincing "back-to-the-roots".
Free Radio Kassel, DE