Lhasa De Sela De Cara A La Pared

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It’s that time of the year when we’re all supposed to remember and fight the pink fight. Yep, pink ribbons of hope for all those who are dealing with or already met the nemesis that goes under the name of cancer. Any kind, not just breast cancer (just in case – October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month).

Thank you for being here with me yet another week! I know I haven’t been as active as I wanted it, the 9th month takes its toll on my active self. No worries, though, I don’t intend to leave things like that! I miss you dearly and I do want to spend more time with you. Sending you all my love and wishing you one of the best weekends ever – here’s Lhasa de Sela with De Cara a la Pared, a little piece of slow music I’m having a hard time not obsessing with. I hope you’ll share the passion once you’ll listen to it! Enjoy! (more information after the jump – where you’ll understand why Lhasa in October)

Why Lhasa? Because it’s October and Lhasa died at the tender age of 37 (January 1, 2010) after fighting 21 months against breast cancer. It’s sad, it’s a serious loss more so given she was immensely talented. American born, citizen of the world, Lhasa released four albums and received international recognition for her original work.

De Cara a la Pared, however, it’s haunting, and despite its profound sad theme, it’s far from being an actual downer (coming from La Llorona – the Wailing Woman – one should expect it to be painful since it talks about a Mexican legend about a woman who threw her children into the river only to be found dead the very next morning and have her ghost haunting the earth continuingly, anguishing about her lost children).

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#1 Adriana on 10.03.10 at 8:54 am

OMG Kpriss, I’m so moved and cries while typing this. That beautiful voice and the strings breaks my heart. I think of the best friend I lost to this disease and all others who have yet gone because of cancer. All too young……

But thanks for posting this. This is great music, she’s gone but her music lives on.

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