22 febrero 2008

La canción de la semana #118

The Renaissance song Din Din has been performed by many vocal ensembles - check YouTube, for example. I first heard this version performed by (then) all-female Afro-Belgian band Zap Mama. Incidentally, that is the only song in Spanish I heard from them, but I loved all their a cappella songs from this album.

    Dindirin danya, dindirindin.
    Je me levé un bel maitin,
    Matineta per la prata;
    encontré le ruyseñor,
    que cantaba so la rama, dindirindin.
    Dindirin danya, dindirindin.
    Encontré le ruyseñor,
    que cantaba so la rama,
    "Ruyseñor, le ruyseñor,
    facteme aquesta embaxata,
    dindirin din."
    Dindirin danya, dindirindin.
    "Ruyseñor, le ruyseñor,
    facteme aquesta embaxata,
    Y digalo a mon ami:
    que je ya só maritata, dindirindin."
    Dindirin danya, dindirindin.

Kirill

01 febrero 2008

La canción de la semana #117

Once again, Yasmin Levy was performing at The Junction in Cambridge. My, she and her band were fantastic! This week's song is Irme Kero from her new album Mano Suave.

Irme kero madre a Yerushlayim
Komer de sus frutos, bever de sus aguas
En el me arimo yo
i en el m'afalago yo
i en el senior del mundo
i lo estan fraguando kon piedras presiozas
i lo estan lavorndo kon piedras presiozas
i el Bet Amikdash lo vor d'enfrente
A mi me parese la luna kresiente

Kirill