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A Woman and the Universe (feat. Richard Bona)

from Sikame by Lara Bello

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Original music by Richard Bona, lyrics by Lara Bello. Never published before.


When a woman cries
Like a flower blooms
She opens all her petals
Pouring out the truth,
The moon can’t fly
And the universe decides not to move
Because she cries.

I want to make you feel full of happiness, - y que sonrías-
‘cos I love when you get that smile on your smile.
There’s a tree in my heart
And the quiet flowers are waiting now to bloom
Until you smile…
And the sky has a blue light that I’ve never seen,
And the birds around
Are drinking from your sweet laughing tears
Tell me if it’s too soon
For the stars to leave
Too late
For you to smile at me


from Sikame, released March 24, 2017
Lara Bello, voice, percussion/Romero Lubambo, guitar/ Gil Goldstein, accordion, Fender Rhodes, percussion/ Richard Bona, upright bass/ Rajiv Jayaweera, percussion/ Samuel Torres, percussion


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Lara Bello New York, New York

Lara Bello's art draws on classical music and jazz, overtone singing, Buddhist chant, flamenco dance and song, and Arab dance. A psychologist and writer, she has worked on a variety of crossculture collaborations for peace and cultural dialogue, conducting music projects with female prison inmates, children and music therapy initiatives around the world. ... more

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