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Madre Tierra

by Razteria

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“Madre Tierra” (Mother Earth), is a song by Razteria, a tribute to the magnificence of the World, sung in Spanish with a few words in Quechua, an indigenous language spoken throughout South America. Razteria was inspired by the complex, nuanced lyrics and theme of the anthemic song “Latinoamerica” (Calle 13), written by René Perez Joglar now known as Residente together with Eduardo Cabra and Rafael Ignacio Aracaute. Instead of speaking about Latin America, its people and environment, the song’s imagery is focused on the natural world as a whole. Thank you to my family and friends for helping me add a few words in Quechua to my song Madre Tierra, Pachamama en Quechua.


Ayer fui - lo que quemaron
todas las cenizas - de lo que incineraron
Soy el ser extinto que nunca viste
mis tripas son de agua alimentando todo lo que existe
soy la materia prima de insumo
la marraqueta y el café de tu desayuno
una lluvia tropical en el altiplano
los 100 años de soledad del anciano
soy el arco iris miles de colores
soy tus emociones tu alegría y tus dolores
soy la luna llena menguante
con brillantes - amaneceres
soy la germinación lenta de una semilla
la sabiduría de una planta nativa
las flores más raras que nunca se han visto
Una huella fosilizada de un animalito
el hambre de vivir sin penas
el el agujero negro - del que nada se escapa
Tu tienes todo - todo por dentro
El mundo entero - el universo
Tu eres todo - también el tiempo
El momento - es eterno
soy la cáscara de un caracol
soy una abeja obrera cansada que sigue el trabajo
soy la gravedad misma y, bajo el pisoteo de los niños, el polvo que gira
soy el instinto del cisma y la ruptura para que todo evolucione- soy la madre tierra
un ciego experto funambulista
Yesterday I was - what they burned
all the ashes - of what they cremated
I am the extinct being that you never saw
my guts are made of water feeding everything that exists
I am the raw material input
The bread and coffee of your breakfast
a tropical rain in the highlands
the 100 years of solitude of the old man
I am the rainbow thousands of colors
I am your emotions, your joy and your pain
I am the full moon waning
with bright - sunrises
I am the slow germination of a seed
the wisdom of a native plant
the rarest flowers that have ever been seen
A fossilized footprint of an animal
the hunger to live without regrets
the black hole - from which nothing escapes
You have everything - everything inside
The whole world - the universe
You are everything - also time
The moment - is eternal
I am the shell of a snail
I'm a tired worker bee that keeps on working
I am gravity itself and, under the trampling of children, the dust that spins
I am the instinct of schism and the rupture needed for everything to evolve
I am mother earth
a blind expert tightrope walker

soy el arco iris miles de colores
soy tus emociones tu alegría y tus dolores

QUECHUA Verso/ verse
Noqa K’uychirichikani
Español: yo soy gama de colores del espectro luminoso
English: I am all the colors of the spectrum of light
Noqa Munaycha Kani
Español: Yo soy la suma de lo bueno
English: I am the sum of all that is good
Noqa Manchay Jatun Kani
Español: Yo soy la inmensidad, infinitud en la extensión, atributo de solo Dios
English: I am the immensity, infinity at its limit, an attribute of only God
Noqa Pachamama
Español: Yo soy la Madre Tierra
English: I am Mother Earth


released April 22, 2022
Madre Tierra music was co written and co-produced by SF Bay area musician Dave Shul (tag) and includes Jay Lane on drums. Mixed by Razteria. Mastered by Trakworx. Photo by Capitan Walas.


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Asteria Records San Francisco, California

Razteria creates eclectic multilingual pop music with vocals reminiscent of Sade, electronic elements of Massive Attack, grooves of Steel Pulse and latin vibe of Shakira. She is also a producer-engineer, and collaborates with artists and musicians from the SF Bay Area and around the world. Razteria uses music to describe the spectrum of profound emotions and experiences we have in life. ... more

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