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Today on Ecléctico you're listening to Rodrigo Amarante, a musician and singer born in Rio De Janeiro and currently based in Los Angeles. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an interview between Amarante and Sam Boatright on Northern Transmission.
"Maré" by Rodrigo Amarante
2021 | Brazilian musician, singer, and songwriter based in Los Angeles
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Northern Transmission: Speaking of “Maré,” I read that it was based on a Spanish proverb, “The tide will fetch what the ebb brings.” I thought that was a beautiful description of destiny. Do you feel that destiny is an important part of the human condition? Or do you think that things that are worthwhile are products of our own manifestation?
Rodrigo Amarante: I believe that we are more existence than essence. That said, I can’t help but to believe that we know one thing: that we are one. That we are permeable, in the sense that we want to belong, that’s all we want. And consciousness does that, by itself, it separates us from everything else. There are these narratives that worship that separation and it translates freedom into independence. And I believe the other way around, that this idea of “freedom” is interdependence. So in that sense, I think our dreams and nightmares are integral to our makeup and that investigating them, loving them, is a means of transcending the suffering.