Ensemble Havadià

Ensemble Havadià

Ensemble Havadià was a short-lived project captained by Milanese "jew atheist" Moni Ovadia, now a well-known stage actor and comedian, and closely related to "Gruppo Folk Internazionale" and Stormy Six's label "L'Orchestra". "'81-'82" collects the only two records issued by the band: the eponymous 1981 LP and the 1982 EP "Specchi".
Irriverent, jocose and dynamic, this music is one of the highest peaks of the Italian "R.I.O." scene. The songs are exuberant chamber-rock divertissements, full of mockeries, calembours and sharp eccentricities. Nevertheless, the structures are extremely lucid and complicated: ubiquitous North-Italian folklore and fanfare elements clash with flabbergasting tempo shifts and early 900 classical references - daring layerings which unexpectably manage to keep light and funny; miles away from any self-indulgent prog-rock bluster.


Ensemble Havadià Discography Tracks


OLPS 55017 Ensemble Havadià Ensemble Havadià(LP, Album) L'Orchestra OLPS 55017 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
85 255 Eva Maria Hagen*, Ensemble Havadia* Eva Maria Hagen*, Ensemble Havadia* - Ich Leb' Mein Leben (Eva Maria Hagen Singt Neue Und Alte Lieder Von Wolf Biermann)(LP, Album) CBS 85 255 Germany 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

OLPN 804 Ensemble Havadià Finale / Gocce Amare(7") L'Orchestra OLPN 804 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
M.I.E.P. 5001 Ensemble Havadià Specchi(12", EP) L'Orchestra M.I.E.P. 5001 Italy 1982 Sell This Version


5051011-4590-2-3 Ensemble Havadià '81-'82(CD, Comp, RM) Warner Strategic Marketing Italy, Warner Music Italia Srl 5051011-4590-2-3 Italy 2006 Sell This Version