sodade, sodade.

MARCO SCARASSATTI

Brazil

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"Quem mostra' bo esse caminho longe?
Quem mostra' bo esse caminho longe?
Esse caminho pra São Tomé.

 

Sodade sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau
Sodade sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau.

 

Si bô 'screvê' me 'm ta 'screvê be
Si bô 'squecê me 'm ta 'squecê be
Até dia qui bô voltà."

 

 

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Beyond almost irresistible forces to fetishize and normalize objects of study and research environments, Marco Scarassatti’s "Crônicas Sonoras de Cabo Verde" is a strong statement on participatory translation and dialogical communication.

 

Educator, instrument builder, and sound artist Marco Scarassatti dodges the tendency to isolate in an intellectual vacuum the individuals and their dynamics, managing to point his own sensibilities outwards.

 

By doing so, he has crafted an organic sonic work, not turning fragments of perceived alterity into a shiny and calm surface on which judgments and expectations are vainly reflected and peacefully confirmed, but rather becoming himself, along with his artistic choices, the analyzed subject.

 

 

In collaboration with Autogenesis Magazine.

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