Now this is interesting...
The staggered rhythm really gets me in this piece. The cello is gorgeous (cellos always are), but putting it over the rhythmic voices and the just a little bit not steady beat makes this a piece I always instantly recognize and am excited to hear again.
Dam mwen yo in Haitian Creole simply translates to “they are my ladies.” In Haiti, the cultural image of women is one of strength. They are pillars of their homes and communities, and are both fearless and loving, all while carrying the weight of their families and children on their backs. As a first generation Haitian-American, these women—my mother, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, cousins—were central to my upbringing and my understanding of what it means to be a woman. In Dantan, Haiti-Sud, where my family is from, it is rare to walk down the countryside roads without hearing the voices of women—in the fields, cooking for their loved ones, gathering water at the wells with their babies. This piece and the voices within it are representative of these ladies—my ladies. And the cello sings their song—one of strength, beauty, pain and simplicity in a familiar landscape.
This is something, all right. I really dig it.
Nirvana has been slowly releasing remastered and unedited versions of songs from Unplugged (as well as some unreleased rehearsals). It's bringing back some strange memories for me.
I may never use the double bow tag again, but here's one with a tag DG probably never thought would be used again.
I'm guessing I will never use the "double bow" tag again.
Guessing there's a few fans out there.
Performed by Mariel Roberts and Ian Rosenbaum
Where's that cheaptoy signal?
23 Jun 2013
Arpège Duo is George Durham on cello and Kihwa Lee on harp.
Wonderful piece played beautifully and shot with style.
I've been listening to a lot more classical music of late. Continue reading Arvo Pärt – Fratres for Cello and Harp