8 year Kimaya Massey’s Bella Ciao rendition will cast a spell on you
Kimaya Massey is the eldest daughter of Pakistan’s talented musician/saxophonist Lenny Massey.
Kimaya started singing at the age of 6 years old. With the encouragement and support from her family, Kimaya has groomed well over the past 2 years and also represented her school The Indus Academy by participating in Ubhartay Sitaray a singing competition of schools from all over Pakistan. Her first cover song was Faded by Alan Walker.
Kimaya has always been encouraged and selected in solo performances by her school in concerts and the Church on occasions like Christmas.
She recently covered the song Bella Ciao from Netflix Original series Money Heist (also known as La Casa de Papel in its native Spanish). Kaimaya Massey’s rendition of Bella Ciao will cast a spell, leaving you in complete awe.
The rendition music video is clean and simply shot with just one Dali Mask visible on the indigo background Kaimaya is standing in front of.
Hitting in the notes gracefully and yet so effortlessly, Kimaya’s execution of her rendition to Bella Ciao is far more complicated then it may seem. Kimaya has added several smoothly connected notes in a row that demand controlled calculated breathing.
Bella Ciao remains one of the most iconic scenes leaving many Money Heist fans keen to know what the song actually means.
What does Bella Ciao mean from La Casa de Papel?
Bella Ciao can mean either hello beautiful or goodbye beautiful. The song ‘Bella Ciao’ is steeped in long fascinating history, with its roots tracking all the way to rice/ paddy field workers to protest conditions in 19th Century Italy. Reinvented during the Italian Resistance in the 1940s as an anti-fascist folk song, Bella Ciao has lived on as a symbol for freedom. The revolutionary tone to it and the change in lyrics changed for the Italian Resistance protesting Nazi Germans during World War II. This hence has since become a symbol of anti-fascist resistance and is also used worldwide. The song strikes a chord with people so much that it was sung by locals in Germany and Italy from their balconies during the time of quarantine.
About Dali masks: Salvador Dali was a famous artist and across the world, he is graffitied on walls, his work is referenced in many instances and ‘La Casa de Papel’ happens to use his work to reference resistance as well. Dali’s art was part of the Zurich Dada movement which saw artists and performers produce satirical work in reaction to the horrors of the first world war. One of the key beliefs of the Dada movement is to oppose bourgeois culture and reject a society that revolves around capitalism.
Music Video Credits:
Vocals: Kimaya Massey
Video Credits: Adrian Massey
Audio Credits: Alex Shahbaz