Haroon treats 'Money Heist' fans with his version of 'Bella Ciao'

The singer called the protest song a 'fun' track while also admiring his Italian accent

Entertainment Desk April 18, 2020

Singer and musician Haroon from the former iconic pop band Awaaz, recently uploaded a video of himself singing the popular song Bella Ciao from Spanish Netflix series Money Heist. 

Haroon held a live session with a blogger on his Instagram and during the discussion she asked him if he could sing the song for his fans since everyone loved it so much. Following her request he began strumming his guitar strings and singing the Italian song loudly and proudly.

He uploaded the video on his Facebook with the caption clarifying his blunder, "Ciao Bella Ciao Ciao Ciao! ThatÔÇÖs clearly Italian not Spanish. It was a slip of the tongue because the Spanish show was on my mind, my bad."

He then went on to also acknowledge how he may have sang some lyrics incorrectly (which he did), but added that he made up for it with his 'great' accent.

"Blogger Dr. Heebah got me to spontaneously sing the Italian song, popularised recently by the Spanish TV series Money Heist, during our fun Instagram live session. I donÔÇÖt know Italian so I probably butchered the words but I have a great accent," he remarked.

Haroon concluded the caption by reassuring his fans that they could also send in their requests to him. And by the end of the video, he stood up saying that it should be sang while standing and completed the remaining song, adding that it's a 'fun' track.

However, contrary to happiness it bestows upon the fans of Money Heist, Bella Ciao is an Italian protest folk song that originated in the hardships of the mondina women, the paddy field workers in the late 19th century. These women sang it to protest against the harsh working conditions in the paddy fields of North Italy.

The song was then reworked and adopted as an anthem of the anti-fascist resistance by the Italian partisans between 1943-1945 during the Italian Resistance. Many versions of Bella Ciao are sung worldwide as an anti-fascist hymn of freedom and resistance.

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