This is the brand new video by the always-wonderful Ansambl Dah Ljubavi! The text and translation are below the video. They are one of the best young performing groups in Bosnia, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they do in upcoming years!
Dođi mi nisam ti daleko
Dođi mi samo pređi preko ponosa
Tako blizu sam ti ja
Vrati me ti u svoje snove
Vrati se sve je ovdje tvoje
Da li čuješ glas što ti srce doziva
Spasi me ti od ove moje tuge
I od ovog gorkog plamena
Spasi me da osjetim ljubav vječnu
Da zauvijek rob sam tebi ja
Dođi mi nađi me u sebi
Ljubav je skrivena u tebi
U njoj je sjaj što duši daje mir
Come to me, I am not far from you
Come to me, overcome your pride
I am so close to you
Come back to my dreams
Come back, all that is here is yours
Do you hear the voice from my heart that calls you?
Save me from my sadness
And from this bitter flame
Save me that I may feel your love eternally
That I may be evermore your slave
Come to me, find me within yourself
Love is hidden within you
In that is the radiance that gives your soul peace
“Muslim World Music Day is an online effort to identify and catalog all the recordings of Muslim music in the world. It will be a step towards making this culturally significant body of work readily available to people around the globe for study and enjoyment.” Read More
I wanted to do more for this. Things have been busy here, but really I have no excuse. Anyways, try to participate in some way, at least by checking out their site linked above. Here are some great videos to get you started!
Debu – Sarayda (Palace Troubadour)
Debu is a group of mostly Americans living in Indonesia (more about them a couple posts down). In this video, they are singing in Turkish. For some of the lyrics and translation, open this video in youtube and see the comments section.
Abida Parveen – Jab se tu ne mujhe diwana
Abida Parveen lives in Pakistan, and is a legendary singer of Kafi and ghazal.
Kareem Salama – Makes Me Crazy
The latest video from American Muslim country singer Kareem Salama
Shaykh Hassan Dyck and Muhabbat Caravan
Sorry it’s not too clear; they will be in Prague again next month.
Hor Rejjan – Ya Resulallah
Rejjan is a young choir from Sarajevo.
Check out the new video from Debu! This is “Malam Ini” (this night).
You can buy their songs here. (type “Debu” into the search engine)
“The ARChive of Contemporary Music, the Arts Initiative at Columbia University, and Columbia University Libraries present an unprecedented collaborative project to catalog and celebrate the diversity, beauty and cultural importance of Muslim music.
Muslim World Music Day combines elements of an academic teach-in, a crash course, and a virtual town hall meeting with an innovative crowdsourcing process. A collection of individuals and institutions from a variety of disciplines will work together to create awareness and understanding of the chosen subject in a compressed time frame.
Muslim World Music Day will be a live online effort to identify and catalog all the recordings of Muslim music in the world, in one day. It will be a step towards making this culturally significant body of work readily available to people around the globe for study and enjoyment.” Read more…