My notebook is a journey across the places to which I belong. On the pages, I explore colours, sounds, and smells that reconnect me to my Southern universe. Sounds of the swallows on a sunny morning in Southern Italy, shades of sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean, earth, mint, coffee, and cinnamon, are small things that remind me of my roots as well as my routes. My South is a journey bringing me back to memories and sensations that inspire me to move forward.
Nina Baratti is a Ph.D student in ethnomusicology at Harvard University. She did her studies in violin and musicology between Milan and Lisbon. When she is not studying, she loves to play music, make sound recordings and travel between Italy, Portugal and Angola, a country where she has recently started a new research project.