Video: Danza dei Foulard – ‘The Scarf Dance’

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Danza dei Foulard does not follow conventional song format, consisting instead of three separate instrumental modules spliced together like ‘dreams-within-a-dream’.

The recipe for this piece, as channeled by Elisa direct from our Signora, called for a Buddha-bar style dress-up of a traditional Irish medley, (Paddy’s Return/Willie Coleman’s/Up in the Air) embedded within an original tune, and containing a third melody nested in the middle.

The Irish track was performed with heart by Bertinoro’s own Gioele Sindona on violin and the exotic Nickelharp. The rest was realized by Lucas on keyboards with help from Andrea Spadaro. The Opening and Closing theme is ‘Noemi-chan’ a keyboard sketch inspired by our Beijing-based niece, Noemi. The slow jam in the middle is another original sketch called ‘Solar Senator’.

We think of ‘Foulard’ as an impressionistic soundtrack for the music video (see video below), which features Jasmine as a sort of ‘Alice’ dancing and practicing martial arts with costumed children in an enchanted dream forest.

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Video: Dances with the Stars

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Lai Lai Lai… Inspired by Jasmine and Celeste, Dancing with the Stars attempts to convey the unconveyable awe a father feels at the miracle of children.

This song is our answer to “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder. Lucas, Elisa, Jasmine, and Giampiero ‘Jean’ Vincenzi all join voices in a family chorus. We are grateful for the bedrock rhythm section of ‘Guru’ Luca Nanni on drum, and ‘Mago’ Danilo Fiorucci on bass.

The music video starts with Silver Snails’ official astrofile, Nonno Rino, who first spotted the ‘Galactic Angel’ in the vicinity of Orion with the assistance of his homemade telescope and a bottle of San Giovese.

The video represents Rino’s (and the rest of our) film debut.

Shot from Orion on Yoshimi (‘happiness’), the flying baby grand, the Silver Snails land in Romagna to collect their daughters.

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Video: Ave Maria a Zio Virgilio

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Uncle Virgilio was a tough old farmer, humble and devout, who worked 12 hour days under the sun while fasting and listening to ‘Radio Maria’. His weathered face was illuminated by that light that genuinely worshipful people sometimes carry. The song is a requiem for him.

The Chorus features our friends Filippo (also our video director), Erika ‘the Voice’ Tozzi, Giampiero Vincenzi, Emanuela
Degli Angeli. The accordion solo is a duel between Giampiero and our friend Samuele Loretucci of ‘Ballaonda’.

The weird language is Sanskrit, featuring our un-schooled renderings of three favorite verses from the Bhagavad-Gita, translated very roughly as follows (with apologies to the learned);

Chapter 18, Verse 61: ‘In the heart of all living things resides the Supreme Lord, O Arjuna, causing each of them to spin and reel like carousels, as if by magic’

Chapter 16, Verse 21: ‘The three doorways to Hell are lust, anger, and greed. These are extremely damaging and must be abandoned at all
costs’

Chapter 8, Verse 5: ‘One who remembers [the Lord] at the moment of death upon relinquishing the body becomes united with Me. Of this there is no doubt.’

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