SAN MARINO – #FreakyTripToRotterdam continues and Senhit releases the cover version of 2013 Greek entry ALCOHOL IS FREE which ranked 6th in Stockholm.
The song presents Senhit in a modern Aristophanic version with two male dancers wearing a modern version of “foustanela” the skirt of the fighters in 1821 Greek Revolution against Turkey.
Fustanella (for spelling in various languages, see chart below) is a traditional pleated skirt-like garment that is also referred to as a kilt worn by men of many nations in the Balkans (Southeast Europe).
In modern times, the fustanella is part of Balkan folk dresses. In Greece, a short version of the fustanella is worn by ceremonial military units such as the Evzones, while in Albania it was worn by the Royal Guard in the interbellum era. Both Greece and Albania claim the fustanella as a national costume. Additionally, Aromanians claim the fustanella as their ethnic costume.
In Eurovision, KOZA MOSTRA and lead singer ELIAS KOZAS presented a more Scottish version of it, known as the kilt.
“I wanted to emphasize the most combative soul of this work, through exceptional make-up and clothes that remember the Greek culture. The video is divided into three frames: Luca Tommassini starts to cover me with clothes and my face and the two dancers in the colours of the Greek flag and then moves first to the darkness, in honour of the French provocative elegance.”