Las Palabras no dan miedo

MUSICIANS

Authors: Jofre Bardagi, Clara Fleck

Group Members:
Vocals: Jofre Bardagí, Kevin Johansen, Joan Manuel Serrat, Rosario Flores, Benny Ibarra
Piano and acoustic guitar: Jofre Bardagí
Bass, electric guitar, and lap steel guitar: Alexandre Rexach
Drums: Àngel Valentí
Additional acoustic guitars: Benny Ibarra

JOFRE BARDAGÍ, JOAN MANUEL SERRAT, KEVIN JOHANSEN, ROSARIO FLORES, AND BENNY IBARRA

LAS PALABRAS NO DAN MIEDO (“DON’T FEAR WORDS”)

LYRICS: LAS PALABRAS NO DAN MIEDO (“DON’T FEAR WORDS”)
JOFRE BARDAGÍ & CLARA V. FLECK

Words that you’re still afraid to say
Words that drive you away from this place
Words that answer questions you won’t ask
Words that disappear and silence you
Your silence is almost darkness
the light is behind you
Don’t fear words
What you fear is speaking
while honesty is difficult, nothing can change the truth
Don’t fear words
It’s the instant before you speak
Don’t look back, don’t blame yourself
it’s much better to fight and move forward
Don’t keep wasting time, don’t wait for a sign
you know it’s your moment, defeat your rival
Start by taking one more step
And leave everything behind
Don’t fear words
What you fear is speaking
while honesty is difficult, nothing can change the truth
Words are a medium
You can use against your fears
Believe in yourself, don’t get in your own way
Let your voice be your home
Don’t fear words
What you fear is speaking
As soon as you understand this, nothing will silence you
nothing will stop you
everything changes as soon as you start.

COORDINATING INSTITUTIONS

COLLABORATING INSTITUTIONS

FC Barcelona Foundation; “What are we talking about when we talk about Chagas?” Group, Argentina; Outpatient Clinic for Chagas Disease and Heart Failure, PROCAPE, Federal University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil; Leo Messi Foundation; International Federation of Associations of People Affected by Chagas Disease (FINDECHAGAS); Chagas Disease Control Program at the World Health Organization (WHO).

Las palabras no dan miedo

WHY “DON’T FEAR WORDS”?

At the end of 2014, after finishing the Catalan song “El viatge de l’heroi” (“The Hero’s Journey”) with Eduard Canimas, we began thinking about a song in Spanish. It was not an easy task, since the artist would need to resonate with millions of Spanish speakers from vastly different countries and cultures.

After much thought, we decided to meet with Jofre Bardagí. We explained our idea to him and he was very responsive to it. He understood our need for a global message and for sensitivity and professionality.

He posed the idea of a choral song: a song that brought together different voices, different perspectives, different lives, different realities, really a “global treasure”.

Soon after, Bardagí and Clara Fleck brought us their finished lyrics and music. They then recorded the song with Alex Rexach and Ángel Valentí at La Vall Studios in Santa Eulàlia de Ronçana, Catalonia.

After the initial recording, they began adding other voices to the track, including Joan Manuel Serrat, Benny Ibarra, Kevin Johansen, and Rosario Flores.

ABOUT THE COMPOSER:

JOFRE BARDAGÍ

He began his music career as part of the band Glaucs in 1994. Glaucs, which is considered a cult band in the Catalan rock scene, made a total of five albums…

More information at: www.jofrebardagi.net

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Juan Manuel Serrat

Singer-songwriter, composer, actor, writer, folk singer, poet, and musician...

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Kevin Johansen

Argentinian singer born in the United States...

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Rosario Flores

Singer, composer, and actress. She has won, among others, Latin Grammy awards for best female pop album in 2002 and 2004 for her albums Muchas flores and De mil colores, respectively…

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Benny Ibarra

Mexican musician, singer, producer, and actor. Known for being a former member of the band Timbiriche…

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