El Sur

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This track aims to capture a lot of the modern Bolivian folk music (as does Alturas). Lyrics written by Mari Polé, they describe the idea of travel, of falling in love, and of leaving it all and the poetry of the memories.


El sur viene a mi memoria
Atravesó mi norte despoblado
Lo colmo de gente riendo, cantando
Este es el sur de tu ombligo

Se abrió un paso a un amanecer rosado
Lejos del vicio de concretar
Tu aliento nacido en todos los climas
Y con los colores quiere jugar

Embriagado de vos, quiero volver
Hasta el borde a caminar y correr
Voy a caerme sin importar donde
Munido de vos, quiero estar

Penetró tan hondo, impunamente
Como el sol cala sin resistencia
Entre los arboles de los paisajes
Y está ahí donde te voy a esperar


The south invades my memory
It crossed my deserted north
The height of people laighing, singing
This is the south of your being

A path opened to a rosy sunset
Far from the vice of certainty
Your breath reborn in every climate
As it plays with colors

Intoxicated with you, I want to come back
To the edge, to walk and to run
I'll fall without caring where
Armed with you, I want to be

Impacted so greatly, without consequence
Like the sun blasts without resistance
Between the landscape's trees
And there I will wait for you


from Nino, released May 18, 2013
Lyrics - Mari Polé



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Behind Ninopo is Neal Barenblat, who composes, plays the instruments, and sings on the album.

"Nino", Barenblat's debut effort, seeks to retell his initial journey through South America with music that fuses aspects of different cultures. Featured on the album are several instruments normally employed in tradition folk music from the Andes alongside brassy synthesizers and electronic drums.
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