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Zenìa

 

    Music and tales from an Imaginary Country

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Imagine a village. Lay it down, locked between mountains and sea .

Mould the sounds of its language, invent customs and traditions. And then outline its history, evoke legends, characters and memories through music and spoken words.

 

This is the idea at the core of Zenìa (pron.: Dzeh-NEE-ah).


To pursue this vision, as musicians coming from the Italian folk music scene, we have untethered ourselves from the constraints of geography to present the original music of our imaginary village (whose name, Zenìa, incidentally echoes the Greek for "strange country, abroad").
The "traditional" songs of Zenìa are performed in their original (imaginary! ) language, paired with a short narrative or description in Italian offering a framework for the listener's free interpretation of each song's meaning.
What is gradually sketched out is an idea of community, suspended between fable and metaphor, translating into music that sounds familiar but escapes genre definition.

As you watch our show (or read and listen to our forthcoming book/cd), we hope you will accept our invitation to sit down in the tavern looking out onto Zenìa's little port, to savour the food served there and then, from song to song, to share in the village’s festivities, ceremonies and daily life, always accompanied by music.
Any real journey, even if it is imaginary, brings the traveller to discover the unknown, but also and especially something within themselves. As for us, we have re-discovered our own need to imagine a community worth dreaming of, a need we hope you will share.

 

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Active since 2019, Zenìa has already performed throughout Italy and been invited to various festivals including: Di voci e di suoni, Carsica Festival, Muntagninjazz, Kantun Winka, Stradarolo, Territori Musicali.

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Nora

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Nora

2021-02-17 09:06

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Libro cd online

Libro cd online

Nora

2021-02-09 09:03

Ciao 😀da oggi il nostro libro-cd è disponibile per l'acquisto e l'ascolto su tutte i maggiori store digitali e piattaforme web.Segui il link sottosta

CD-BOOK OUT NOW 😀🎉

CD-BOOK OUT NOW 😀🎉

Nora

2021-01-12 14:24

... È ARRIVATO!! Cdbook OUT NOW!!Finalmente teniamo tra le mani la prima raccolta di suoni e storie di Zenìa!40 pagine e 9 tracce musicali per raccont

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Livestream from Abbey Rocchi

Nora

2020-10-18 15:40

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