Sketches of Sacagawea

by Alessandra Celletti

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    01. Sunrise
    02. Mother
    03. Lullaby
    04. Fragment
    05. Frozen Land
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    A new production of al-kemi lab, a limited edition (Two hundred numbered copies) printed cardboard box containing a book and a cd. Fascinated by the legendary figure of Sacagawea, Alessandra Celletti devoted to her history some compositions now published by al-kemi lab in one of its alchemical boxes entitled “Sketches for Sacagawea”, a sort of notebook of notes containing a CD with 5 tracks and a booklet (16 pages, format 14×24 cm) which will include paintings inspired by the work of Alessandra Celletti, made by Leila Gabellini (Alessandra’s mother and painter) and fragments of drawings by Alessandra as a child.

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released May 1, 2011

Artwork – Alessandra Celletti, Antonio Contiero
Design – Antonio Contiero
Double Bass – Guerino Rondolone
Drums, Loops – Marcello Piccinini
Electronics – Alessandra Celletti, Daniela Bombelli
Flute [Bass] – Paolo Fratini
Lyrics By – Pietro Lanzara
Piano – Alessandra Celletti
Saxophone – Nicola Alesini
Vocals – Alessandra Celletti
Voice – Michael Sheppard (tracks: 4)


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Alessandra Celletti Rome, Italy

Alessandra Celletti comes from a purely classical background, but her musical and artistic experiences multiply with sudden deviations in a very personal music world; away from labels, difficult to categorize in existing cliché, her unique and irreplaceable center of gravity is the piano. ... more


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Track Name: Mother
(music: Alessandra Celletti – lyrics: Pietro Lanzara)

At five o’ clock in the evening
Sacagewa was in labour
Mister Jussome suggested
To give her a potion
Of the rattle of snakes
Captain Lewis had given him
And he gave her two rings
Broken in pieces with fingers
Ten minutes later
She delivered her first child
I was born into the wild

Mother out there is craying from pain
Mother out there is weeping
She’s holding me in her lap
From inside I’m just learning
How to dry all her tears
How to change them in pearls
How to listen to her singing
And reward with a smile
That old dear lullaby

My mother was only sixteen
But she was already a Queen
A garland of heater hangs down
On her black hair like a crown

I was born in water and salt
By the mouth of a snake
Two rings of his skin
Were given to us
Through death or separation
We‘ll share our love
She’ll carry me on her shoulders
From the Rocky Mountains
To the Oceans of whales

There’s no time to sleep
While she hugs me and kiss me
There’s no cradle in the wild
For a little Indian child

Mother as sweet as flowers
Mother I was born among weeds

My mother and I will walk
Along the mourning river,
Flowing gently down the valley

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