Fiamma Fumana’s third album is called ONDA — which means WAVE. “We hear a wave coming. It comes from far away, it rises, it builds in strength. Our roots are its power source… The wave moves using modern communications: diverse people, once isolated by geography, now can connect their common interests and values. Everything is about to change. Everything is already changing.”
The music is changing, too. The ancestral sounds of bagpipe and accordion remain, with female vocals to the fore as always. Onda is produced by Peter Walsh (he’s worked with Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, and the Afro Celts). The lead track (and video) “Prendi l’Onda” features raps from Italian megastar Jovanotti & London Jamaican MC Navigator (of Asian Dub Foundation).
Onda is dedicated to the late Martyn Bennett, Scotsman, piper and DJ. In the words of one reviewer, “Fiamma Fumana keeps its age-old soul rather modern.” — Global Rhythm
The album is enhanced with video and includes the complete Italian lyrics with English translations.