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La Madrina by Melissa Aldana

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Album Title: Visions
Label: Motéma Music
Released: 2019

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“La Madrina” explores the concept of the “Godmother” who appeared to Kahlo throughout her life and gave her the choice of either living with inescapable pain, due to childhood polio, a horrific bus accident, miscarriages, and gangrene (all brutally depicted in perhaps her most famous painting, “The Broken Column”), or dying and being at peace. This music addresses the subtle but important difference between the choices we actively make and the choices we’re led to make, and how all these choices, for better or worse, come to create our individual narratives. “To capture the complexity of our life choices, Kahlo’s struggles and my own personal challenges, I’ve written layers of tension and resolution into the music and tightly arranged certain sections, but I’ve also allowed for sections of extended improvisation and possible spontaneous arranging within the form,” explained Aldana.

Tracks

Visions; Acceptance; La Madrina; Perdón; Abre Tus Ojos; Elsewhere; Dos Casas Un Puente; Never Let Me Go; The Search; Su Tragedia; El Castillo de Velenje; Camino al Sol.

Personnel

Melissa Aldana
saxophone
Joel Ross
vibraphone
Pablo Menares
bass, acoustic

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Date featured

March 13, 2021

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