Lia – Como Una Flor Sin Raíces (Lia, 2023)
“Como Una Flor Sin Raíces” (Like a flower without roots) presents the songs of talented and lovely Argentine vocalist Lia (Lia Naviliat Cuncic). Her thoughtful music is grounded in South American traditional music.
Lia currently lives in France, where she collaborates with innovative musicians who elegantly intertwine South American rhythms and modern and European classical elements. Her lyrics reflect the reality of someone who had to leave her homeland and her new reality.
The self-titled song ‘Como Una Flor Sin Raíces’ refers to the quest for identity of those who fled their native land.
‘Mareo’ is a revealing sensory journey of the yearning to express and what we hold back.
‘Pachamama’ is a poem to natural elements, calling attention to human madness and its continuing pursuit to destroy our planet.
The musicians on “Como Una Flor Sin Raíces” utilize masterful arrangements, including the distinct sound of the harpsichord and clavichord that emulate a classic Andean charango or a South American harp. Meanwhile, the double bass provides captivating grooves as well as exquisite bowed lines. Lastly, the percussion truly gives a deep South American flavor by incorporating various native instruments and beats.
The lineup includes Lia on vocals; Santiago Gervasoni on piano, harpsichord, and clavichord;
Lucas Henri on bass; and Paul Héroux on percussion.
Release date is February 24, 2023.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart.
Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, and Music of the World.