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“An August Afternoon”
An August afternoon. Even here is
heard
the rush of the glittering Raba.
We look at the mountains,
my mother and I. How clear the air is:
every dark spruce on Mount Lubon
is seen distinctly as if it grew in our
garden.
An astonishing phenomenon—it
astonishes my mother
and me. I am four and do not know
what it means to be four. I am
happy: I do not know what to be
means
or happiness. I know my mother
sees and feels what I do. And I know
that as always in the evening
we will take a walk
far, up to the woods, already before
long.

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from Like Never & Like Always, released June 10, 2016
Music by Juliana Graffagna; lyrics adapted from “An August Afternoon” by Bronisław Maj; translated from Polish by Czesław Miłosz and Robert Hass

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True Life Trio & Gari Hegedus Oakland, California

True Life Trio performs riveting, open-voice harmonies from Eastern Europe & the Americas, exploring the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions.

Gari Hegedus plays oud, saz, violin and a range of stringed instruments from Greece and Turkey. His vast repertoire and playing styles reach as far as the Arab lands, Iran and India.
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