BaladéHomegrown (Winter Edition)

by SoliRose

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BaladéHomegrown(Winter Edition) is the first of a series. Each edition of the album will be released seasonally and contain a collection of songs revealing a piece of the larger BaladéHomegrown narrative. Each song is a story, so be sure to click on each one individually to get deeper into the BaladéHomegrown groove. And do listen with quality speakers or headphones--laptop speakers just won't get you there ;)

The winter edition of BaladéHomegrown, emerging at the close of 2012, is the embodiment of the will to clean ourselves. To renew our intents to survive amidst physical and spiritual violence and denigration. To renew our relationships among and between humans. To renew relationships with the trees, stars, waters, winds, and fires of this Earth that gives us Home. We hope these songs will anoint these last rites of dreaming in long winter nights towards cleansing and healing from the tragedies of the past millennia and grant us the vision to re-imagine our futures.

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Conceptual Breakdown

Mathematically:
Baladé = Homegrown = BaladéHomegrown. So technically BaladéHomegrown = 0 OR 1. It is the very essence of the digital sphere.

Metaphorically:
BaladéHomegrown is a seedling of sound covered by the winter cold earth, maybe under a sheet of snow or maybe not. It is a muffled call from the cave of origins. A yearning new-born's call for home. A new-born who's lost the comfort of a degenerating womb, and gained the possibility of manifest creation.

Politically:
BaladéHomegrown is a movement. At once Indigenist and contemporary; speaking against the mis/recognition of traditional cultures as antithetical to post/modernity and towards the understanding of the complexity and wisdom of these traditions (beneath their -isms and flaws) to shift the world order politically, spiritually, and intellectually.

Culturally:
Baladé = "of the country," "homemade," "indigenous."
Homegrown = "Creole," "of the earth," "indigenous to the new world," "homemade."

Theoretically:
BaladéHomegrown is a kind of grounded nomadism that seeks to resolve the timeless paradox of home vs. movement. It is about the possibility of finding home through movement, home in diaspora. It wants to explore the potentials of an intra-indigenous exchange in the practice of home.

Physically:
BaladéHomegrown (Winter Edition) contains two point five digital songs: Zambi, Quiero Amarte and Quiero Amarte (w/ bass line).

Ok, we're done philosophizing.

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released December 22, 2012

Produced/Composed/Written by SoliRose

Nia Witherspoon: Vocals
Samia Abou-Samra: Oud, Percussion (Cajon, Wooden Bongos, Rain Stick & Shaker)

Guest Artist
Rachel Melas: Acoustic Bass

Recording
Gene Hughes [Telejet]: Recording Engineer / Editor (Part 1)
Danny Bernini [Spirithouse]: Recording Engineer / Editor (Part 2)

Graphic
Rania Abou-Samra: Artist (Cosmogram and Title)
Mohamed Ali: Photography and Graphic Editing (Cosmogram and Title)
Evan Eye: Photography Support (Cosmogram)

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Track Name: Zambi
soy cuerpo sin alma
took me from afar
cross oceans and coals
las flamas y mar
soy esclava desnuda
lost all of the lands
the mountains and rivers
still reach out their hands

they call me
daughter, run away
daughter, run away

mama was a ghost
walked streets in the night
i followed her shadow
til soul took flight
papa was a warrior
left us for the war
mama said to him go now
and die for the lord

the stones they remember
they whisper our names
we carry them with us
cross oceans and flames

they call me
daughter, run away
daughter, run away

daughter
run
away
Track Name: Quiero Amarte
quiero amarte i want to love you
quiero amarte i want to love you
quiero amarte i want to love you

pero te perdí but i lost you
te perdí i lost you
te perdí i lost you

quiero amarte i want to love you
quiero amarte i want to love you
quiero amarte i want to love you

pero te perdí but i lost you
te perdí i lost you
te perdí i lost you

la tierra the land
el mar the ocean
el aire the air
y el fuego and the fire

quiero i want
amarte to love you
Track Name: Quiero Amarte (with bass line)
quiero amarte i want to love you
quiero amarte i want to love you
quiero amarte i want to love you

pero te perdí but i lost you
te perdí i lost you
te perdí i lost you

quiero amarte i want to love you
quiero amarte i want to love you
quiero amarte i want to love you

pero te perdí but i lost you
te perdí i lost you
te perdí i lost you

la tierra the land
el mar the ocean