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Camelia Jade

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This song began as a “percussion collage” of found sounds around my home.

Performed, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Camelia Jade.

This song began as a “percussion collage” of found sounds around my home. It is inspired by the book "Saborami" by Cecilia Vicuña and written as part of the Bushwick Book Club Seattle in April 2020. In the book, the author collects objects and creates art pieces and poems infused with magic. The book takes place before, during and after the military coup in Chile in the 1970’s when Chile is shutdown and changed forever. What inspired me was that in the midst of these events (which I have heard about my entire life), she states that “art should be done by everyone” and that “art was born for playing and though people may have forgotten, it is time that they remember. joy is a necessity.” These ideas inspired me to experiment and create a piece that would capture this moment in time, infused with sounds and textures of springtime activity, a bittersweet moment of beauty, grief and joy.

You will see that the percussion sounds were created from a hammer, a saw, a paintbrush and hands clapping. You will also hear the birds around my home and leaves crunching underfoot.

The lyrics were created by me, with translation help from my mother, Marly Moil-Lazenby.

Released May 1, 2020

Percussion: hands clapping, hammer, saw, paintbrush, bird song, leaves. Guitar, Voice, Bass: Camelia Jade.

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The Memory of Water

Strong Sun Moon

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A collection of songs written by Camelia Jade, featured on the album, "The Memory of Water." Performed by Strong Sun Moon and Camelia Jade.

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Strong Sun Moon

Camelia Jade & Mike Antone

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a collection of songs written by Camelia Jade, featured on the album, "Strong Sun Moon." Performed by Camelia Jade and Mike Antone.

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a selected group of objects

Camelia Jade

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This album was recorded, mixed and produced by: Camelia Jade, Gabe Herbert and Masaru Higasa. All songs written by Camelia Jade.

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About

About the music

Composing on guitar, charango, percussion and voice, Camelia Jade weaves tradition and innovation into songs that are lush and percussive, joyous or bittersweet.  Camelia (pronounced kah-MEL-ee-ah) creates instrumental explorations that could become a living soundtrack, and sings with a voice that is both soothing and strong.  Drawing from her Chilean-American heritage, she writes in both English and Spanish. Her music emerges like the varied landscapes of Chile; sunbaked expansive deserts, wet and moody archipelagos, and nostalgic subtropical love songs.  She revisits the folklorica and Musica Andina from her heritage to infuse it with the freedom and experimentation found in music on the West Coast of the United States and in Queer Latinx culture.

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