Imagine a village.
Set it down between mountains and sea.
Give it a language, invent customs and traditions.
Then tell its history, evoke legends, characters and memories through music and spoken words.
This is the idea at the core of Zenìa (pron.: Dzeh-NEE-yah).
In this cd/book, the “traditional” songs of Zenìa are performed in their original (imaginary!) language, paired with a short text 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.