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 Kaïna

Bangril / Fr

duration: 3'21

Text of the song
Kaïna, (words by Bangril, spoken/chanted to music by Idir) Is it because that through the veins of my daughters
Flows a little blood from these mountains
That I hear this song rising in me
My Kabyle

Listen to the poet sing
He is recalling his ancestors
The joys and the torment of bygone days
Listen to the poet sing
Matoub Lounès hé, do you hear me !?
Listen to the poet sing
Those who would silence him are killing Liberty

Look at the girls dance
You will see that when their eyes shine
It lights up a night without stars
Look at the girls dance
Hope is born when their bodies are unveiled
Look at the girls dance
Those who would enslave them are violating Liberty

That mule is carrying stones
Up there, climbing the track
He keeps going, not wanting to look back
That mule is carrying stones
Overt there, by the burnt-out farm
That mule is carrying stones
To build on Liberty's ashes

Beware of those who want to shut you up !
He who loses his tongue disowns his mother
Beware of those who want to shut you up !
It's for your mother, your father, your land,
That I share these few verses
For you, my Kabyle
So that your language stays alive !
She is your shield against your enemies
Freedom !

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Bangril

 Bangril

Bangril, writer-composer of French songs, settled in the south of France. His work is an opening to some other place, through lyrics which recount the stories of ordinary folk, and through half-caste music.

 

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