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La Semilla

from Sikame by Lara Bello

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A song that talks about the forced displacements in the world because of war, beliefs, or any other kind of way to make people leave their homeland, always, of course, leaving seeds behind, so the soil will always remember them.


Poquito a poco yo planto mi semilla
Que nacerá en este desierto
Mostrándome una nueva vida

Poquito a poco
Mi semilla se crece
Y se agarra a la tierra
Desprendiendo ramas verdes.

Se escucha una voz
Del viento al cruzar
Sobre la arena la desnuda
Llegando hasta el mar.
Se escucha una voz del viento al cruzar..

Quedan semillas latentes en la arena
Por tantos años se durmieron
Despiertan con la lluvia nueva

En el silencio nocturno del desierto
Palpitando la tierra
Nacen vidas hacia el cielo…

Kalilan kalilan azrahu bizratan
Li tambutu fi hazihi sahra
Li ta’arida li hayatan yadida


from Sikame, released March 24, 2017
Lara Bello, voice/ Leni Stern, ngoni, guitar/ Jorge Pardo, flute/ Gil Goldstein, Fender Rhodes


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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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