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Collabs are about me not just bringing my Bass - it's where we begin working equally together as Artists with other Artists.
Rekindled Systems by Allara with Bass Ensemble Live at Tempo Rubato
Earlier this year the incredible leader of women in bass Emma Sullivan invited me to play at her residency at Tempo Rubato, in Brunswick Victoria. I had an idea, and she plus a handful of very special bass players showed up to make my dream a reality! My dear friend Michael of @saxalldesign came to record so we could capture this incredible event. A huge thanks to you and your team for putting this stunning video together! Thank you to everyone who made this possible, extra special acknowledgments to each of the bass players who so sensitively learned and played my piece with courage and love : Kylie Davies Chris Gelok Alexandra Gillere Jude Hill Leanda Smith Emma Sullivan Te amo nyini dhoma amigo Daniel J Marquez of Harmonic Whale Studio for helping to record the audio and for mixing and master, muchos gracias
Melbourne Taranta Orchestra feat. Allara: "Pizzica a sta Terra" (S.Rossano - Allara)
"Pizzica a sta Terra" (Music by S. Rossano, lyrics by Allara / Salvatore Rossano) Recorded on March 15, 2020 at 75 Reid Street on Wurundjeri land by The Melbourne Taranta Orchestra feat. Allara. MTO are: Salvatore Rossano - Vocals/guitar Hayley Egan - Vocals Byron Triandafyllidis - Bouzouki Corey Romeo - Mandolin Felice Paone - Lira Alessandro Stellano - Bass Mirko Guerrini - Saxophone Basil Byrne - Trumpet Gianni Marinucci - Trumpet Matt Stonehouse - Percussion Michele Pacelli - Percussion and Allara - Vocals special guests: Daniel Jauregui - Electric guitar Enza Pagliara & Dario Muci - Percussion Rosa Voto - Dance Produced by Eyal Chipkiewicz and Salvatore Rossano Recorded and mixed by Oscar Jimenez (Vibrating Planet) Video by Coya Lee. Yorta Yorta lyrics Woka itjumatj, dungudja yakapna nywanda itumatj. Woka ngarwul, wuta ngarwul. Woka galnya, wuta galnya. Gukool Yorta! Dhona garradah- bekuk ngalnya gunya-ma Yakama nyenduk damanmu-uk Yakama nyenduk bekuk Garra Garra Dhomadhomanga wuta Italian lyrics Respiro la tua aria e penso Ca simë sulë nu mumentë E tu bella che stai in silenzio Sei stata sempre qui ascoltando Nà sò nientë senza te Ma continuo a fare finta che Non curandomi di te starò bene Sei acqua vientë terra e mare Sei madre amore sei la chiù bella Io son venuto qui a cantare e a ballare per te mia terra Che la terra avà sanà balla balla non ti fermar Sana lu core mia quando sento di averti accanto Stai bene quando io sto bene E tocco la tua pelle piano Ti proteggerò finchė avrò fiato dentro me E rispetterò perchè sei l’essenza dell’amore This work is the result of a collaboration between Salvatore Rossano and Allara. In style, the song takes inspiration from tarantism, an ancient ritual that celebrates the power of music and dance as a cure for the poison of a mythical tarantula spider. Our piece was written with the same spirit; today more than ever we need to sing and dance to heal ourselves and our mother Earth. The conception of this piece marks Allara's first writing in her Grandfather Don Briggs’ traditional language, Yorta Yorta. The process was guided by Aunty Lou Bennett (Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung) who aided in translating Allara's words which were inspired by, and in honour of Mother Earth and everything living. The Yorta Yorta lyrics in summary: Since the beginning of time we have all come together in ceremony, singing and dancing. Our Mother Earth is sick, our big human, animal and plant family is sick, but when the Earth and Country are healthy so are the people, and everything living. Time of silence is over, we must sing and dance for our Mother Earth, we must practice our ceremonies, let’s LIVE. The importance of listening to Mother Earth and everything living is integral to the healing process. Now when we practice our ceremonies, we sing, we dance, our whole Earth family is well again. Love and respect everyone and everything living! Love all life. Now we are coming together singing and dancing for mother Earth once again.
Allara & Olenka - 'You're Grounded' (Live at Triple R)
Yorta Yorta musician Allara and Ukrainian Canadian artist Olenka perform 'You're Grounded', Live at RRR, hosted by Daniel James of The Mission. Video recording and production by Unknown Vision https://unknownvision.com.au. For more interviews and live performances, check out the Triple R website at http://rrr.org.au #Allara #Olenka #LiveatRRR
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