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Melbourne Taranta Orchestra feat. Allara: "Pizzica a sta Terra" (S.Rossano - Allara)
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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.
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