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Illustration for 2014 .LAB calendar. “Cantu e cuntu” is a song by the Sicilian songwriter Rosa Balistrieri (Palermo, 1927-1990), a very strong a… Read More
Illustration for 2014 .LAB calendar. “Cantu e cuntu” is a song by the Sicilian songwriter Rosa Balistrieri (Palermo, 1927-1990), a very strong and proud woman who had to face so many hard times in her life yet finding the strength to go ahead through music, singing about struggle and fighting injustice. The theme was chosen to explore the meaning and the feelings of solidarity and welcoming in our contemporary society to the ones in need, particularly related to immigrants arriving in Europe through Sicily. You can hear a cover of this song by Carmen Consoli here → http://youtu.be/M-7Ti8ZGMWQ Pigma micron and digital colors. Read Less
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Illustration for 2014 .LAB calendar.
Cantu e cuntu” is a song by the Sicilian songwriter Rosa Balistrieri (Palermo, 1927-1990), a very strong and proud woman who had to face so many hard times in her life yet finding the strength to go ahead through music, singing about struggle and fighting injustice.
The theme was chosen to explore the meaning and the feelings of solidarity and welcoming in our contemporary society to the ones in need, particularly related to immigrants arriving in Europe through Sicily.

You can hear a cover of this song by Carmen Consoli here → youtu.be/M-7Ti8ZGMWQ

[Pencil + pigma micron + digital colors]
 
Stasira vaju e curru cu lu ventu
a grapiri li porti di la storia.
Stasira vogliu dari p'un mumentu
la vita a lu passatu i a la memoria.
Stasira cu la vampa di l'amuri
scavu na fossa, na fossa a lu duluri.
 
C'è chiù duluri, c'è chiù turmentu
ca gioia e amuri pi l'umanità
Nun è lu chiantu ca cancia lu distinu,
nun è lu scantu ca ferma lu caminu,
grapu li pugna, cuntu li jita
restu cu sugnu, scurru la vita.
 
Cantu e cuntu, cuntu e cantu
pi nun perdiri… lu cuntu.