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Airport Dance

from Raighes Vol 2 by Roberto Diana

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    Raighes (which means "roots" in Sardinian language) is a two part instrumental concept album. The first one, released In September 2012 has been nominated at the 12th Independent MUSIC AWARDS and also rated as one of the best instrumental album of the year by the music magazines/webzines: Mescalina (IT), Buscadero (IT), Akustik Gitarren (DE), Guitar Club (IT), The Real Roots Café (NL) , R2 (UK) and others.

    "Whether we search for them or not, our roots exist and they keep us standing, often we hardly notice.
    They are the only thing that we will never leave us, whatever route we take, they push as forward, far away, towards the unknown, searching for new places, new souls, new sensations, but they also tie us to where our journey began.
    No matter how long our journey will be, how many stops we will make, or how difficult the road we choose to travel on, a part of us will always be right there, where we come from and where it all began"

    After 5 years spent on tour all over Europe and US Roberto Diana come back with the last Chapter of his musical Saga "Raighes".

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Linate Airport, so many hours waiting for the flight, the last page of the book is read, I pick up the guitar and start to play, not worrying about whoever is looking at me. I get lost between the notes even if I don’t have any stories to tell today.
I look up and see her, a little French girl curiously looking at me . I smile at her and she runs away. She goes to her grandmother nearby saying her that I have a guitar. Her grandmother encouraged her with a smile to come and listen to me, but she says she wants to dance.
So, instead of telling a story, I begin to play to let her dance. At that moment, in my head, the whole airport starts dancing and playing a simple and ancestral rhythm. Airport Dance was born interrupted only by the time I had to boarding, but with a huge smile on my face.


Aeroporto di Linate, tante ore di attesa davanti a me, l'ultima pagina del libro è finita, prendo la chitarra e inizio a giocarci con le dita, non curante degli sguardi torvi dei passanti mi perdo tra le note anche se oggi non ho storie da raccontare.

Alzo lo sguardo e vedo lei, una bambina francese che mi osserva con curiosità, le sorrido e scappa via.

Va dalla nonna poco lontano e le fa notare che ho una chitarra, la nonna con un sorriso rassicurante la incoraggia a venire ad ascoltarmi, ma lei risponde che ha voglia di ballare.

Così, anziché raccontare una storia inizio a suonare per farla ballare e nella mia testa in quel momento oltre lei tutto l'aeroporto sta ballando e suonando con noi un ritmo semplice ma quasi ancestrale.
Così è nata Airport Dance, interrotta solo dal momento di imbarcarsi per un viaggio affrontato con un enorme sorriso stampato sulla faccia.


from Raighes Vol 2, released March 13, 2017
Roberto Diana: Acoustic and Electric Guitar, bass and Tanpura

Larry Salzman: Percussions


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Roberto Diana

Award winning Sardinian Acoustic Guitar and Weissenborn player. Engineer and producer at "Raighes Factory" he lives on tour and in studio.

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