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Sikame (feat. Lionel Loueke)

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Original composition by Lionel Loueke with new lyrics by Lara Bello.
This is the title track of the Album, Sikame means “Inside The Gold” in Fon language.


Todos cuentan que del oro
nace el corazón de un pájaro del sur.
También dicen que mientras vuela
va dejando caer ese oro en forma de luz.

Los lugares más escondidos 
son aquellos que se encuentran 
más cerca del corazón.

Y si el pájaro vuela cerca, 
los desentierra con sus alas
pa’ que les de un poquito el sol.

Sabes que tienes alma dorada
es fácil verla brillar,
mientras paseas entre la gente
se empiezan a iluminar.

Todos dicen que la vida
son tan solo dos raticos
que se pasan en un plis.
Y yo pienso que si es cierto, 
qué mejor para mi alma
que vivirla junto a ti.

Los caminos son infinitos
e infinitos son los pasos
que en la vida puedes dar,
por eso pisa bien fuerte
que se oiga en todo el mundo
que empiezas a caminar.

Hace un día
pa’ que brillemos todos.

Sabes que tienes alma dorada
es fácil verla brillar
Mientras paseas entre la gente
se empiezan a iluminar.

Hay un río 
donde se encuentra el oro


from Sikame, released March 24, 2017
Lara Bello, voice, percussion/ Lionel Loueke, guitar, voice/ Romero Lubambo, guitar/ Gil Goldstein- accordion, percussion/ 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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