New video from Orouni - Kalimbalism (Instrumental)
2016-06-25 05:16:07 UTC
The “Kalimbalism” song speaks precisely of the digestion of foreigners and relates the experience of a tourist with a broken camera, taking in as much as he can (food, brochures...) in a country that isn’t his own. Thus, for lack of being able to take pictures, the song’s protagonist devours and stocks as many things as possible in order to bring home as many experiences as he can, a quest that Nicolas Bouvier seems illusory: “One does not travel in order to stuff oneself with exoticism and anecdotes like a Christmas tree, but so the road can pluck you, rinse you, wring you”. This is why the song was stripped of its lyrics in order to enhance the sounds of the kalimbas (traditional lamellophone instruments from Southern Africa), accompanied by Jean Thevenin (Jaune, Frànçois and The Atlas Mountains) on drums, Dorothée Hannequin (The Rodeo) singing harmonies, and a few discreet touches of autoharp, piano and synthesizers. Furthermore, the instrumental nature of the song can help one concentrate more easily on the images presented. Over forty subjects were captured in the city: the traveller once deprived of his camera is now avenged.
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