.: Ultra Pharum

Le distanze le diseguaglianze
I linguaggi possibili tra le differenze
Les filles rêvent l’amour
Il modo in cui il mondo risuona d’immenso
Et quand elles boungent les cheveux
L’universo è diverso ma ha un senso

Sila bok waye
Wala bok
Damaye tok
Gor Dioguoye
Déf si khol bagne sa war
Boum – milli milliard

J’ai dansé sous les nuages
Je suis perdue la nuit sans ton amour
J’ai dansé sous les nuages
Je suis perdue la nuit sans ton amour

What does “Ultra Pharum” means ? “pharum” is the latin word for “lighthouse”. Beyond the extreme south of Italy, Sicily is divided from the peninsula by the Stretto di Messina, and about 1000 years ago they use to call it “Faro di Messina“. Sicily and most of Southern Italy had been part of the same kingdom. So they used to call “ultra pharum” what was beyond the sea, that is “beyond lighthouse”.

Today “Ultra Pharum” is a metaphor for the migrants exodus which takes place across this region of the Mediterranean sea and the great amount of conflicting feelings which goes with it on both sides of the sea.

I myself feel a sense of discomfort when I think that, after such a long history, mankind is still a prey to some sort of meanness… mistrust… suspicion… among women and men, just because of cultural differences. Cultural differences is what has made mankind great. When will we acknowledge it ?

The only way to overcome this feeling, for me, is to make bread the way my friend Fatima taught me. The most basic food everybody knows, everyone loves. So different across the world, so equal, so shared, so human.

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