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Susheela Raman — Orama
Album: Salt Rain
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Released: 2001
Length: 4:47
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[Telugu]
Orama Ramana Rama Rama Ne
Norva Jala Raghu Rama
Na Orama Ramana Rama Rama Ne Ra
Norva Jala Raghu Rama
Orama Ramana Rama Rama
Ne Norva Jala Raghu Rama
Sara Saksha Mana sara Nammithini
Sara Saksha Manasara Sara Nammithini
Cherarani Upachara Mayaka
Orama Ramana Rama Rama Ne
Norva Jala Raghu Rama
Ma Orama Ramana Rama Rama NeRa

[Luo]

Bela Bela Piny Nyathina
Beda Beda Piny Un Tangyeyou
Pak Ma Nu Pakani Wenga Chll Maua
Beda Beda Mos Nyathin

Yoga Siddhulaku Nekatho Anusu
Yoga Siddhulaku
Yoga Siddhulaku Nekatho Anusu
Vegadosada Tyagarajanutha
Orama Ramana Rama Rama Ne
Norva Jala Raghu Rama
Na Orama Ramana Rama Rama Ne Ra

An Na Wuoth Nyimu, To Un Ulua
An Na Wuoth Nyinu, To An Ahero U



Lover of Lakshmi
Scion of the Solar Dynasty
I can't bear this separation
Your lotus eyes instill in me
Belief that penetrates the depths of my heart
And yet you treat me as a stranger
Have you no place for those
Who have mastered the body
And fully realized themselves?

I shall walk ahead
And you will follow
I shall walk ahead
And I love you all
Rest easy now, my child
Rest easy, I know you
The praise you gave
That my eyes were like flowers
Rest easy now, my child
Comments (26)add comment
 torekrok wrote:

The language is Luo, spoken in Kenya by the Luo tribe. The Luos live near lake Victoria. I'm Swedish myself but my girlfriend is Luo and she just heard the last couple of lines of the song. She was really surprised and happy to hear her own language. :-)
 
It's posts like this that sets RP apart from everything else, IMHO, and it's why I come here and stay year after year.
EDIT: To be clear, I came for the music but stayed for the posts and community behind them.
Hey it's Friday afternoon...how about some R n R?
 torekrok wrote:

The language is Luo, spoken in Kenya by the Luo tribe. The Luos live near lake Victoria. I'm Swedish myself but my girlfriend is Luo and she just heard the last couple of lines of the song. She was really surprised and happy to hear her own language. :-)
 
Thank you for the information; the knowledge is much appreciated.  {#Angel}
FYI — the whole album is great!

Good music is good music, no matter 'who?' sings it ... Or, 'where?' it comes from.  This song is good music, both in instrument and in voice.  I'd never heard of the artist, or the song before.  Thanks RP, for broadening my musical education with such an entertaining example of 'why?' music is universal.


Music surpasses the boundries of language. I love this, but I have no idea what the translation is.

I really didn't enjoy that at all.


 ask wrote:


Definitely not Hindi. Not quite sure what it is. It may actually be Sanskrit, or judging by the script on teh cover, might be a South Indian language. And the guy seems to be singing in an African language. Or I could be completely off about everything......
 
The language is Luo, spoken in Kenya by the Luo tribe. The Luos live near lake Victoria. I'm Swedish myself but my girlfriend is Luo and she just heard the last couple of lines of the song. She was really surprised and happy to hear her own language. :-)

I take the chance to ask why we NEVER hear from "GIGI",

the Ethiopian singer and wife of Bill Laswel.

 

Her self-titles album dating from 2001 is a milestone

of world music!


RP puts the lectic in eclectic.
 Nice.....its the diverse sounds like this that bring me to RP!
 Proclivities wrote:

The language she is singing in could be Tamil, since her ancestry is apparently from the Tamil Nadu state of South India.  I believe there are West African musicians who work with her as well, which may explain the man's singing in the other language. Or I could be completely wrong about everything as well...



It's Sanskrit. Don't know about the random dude that comes in after, though...
What's not to love!!
 Proclivities wrote:

The language she is singing in could be Tamil, since her ancestry is apparently from the Tamil Nadu state of South India.  I believe there are West African musicians who work with her as well, which may explain the man's singing in the other language. Or I could be completely wrong about everything as well...

 
Killer Tune

A friend gave me this album; I love it.
I have no idea what she is saying, but I like it anyway.
Don't know much about this kind of music but I enjoyed this a lot.
I'm all for fusion, but that whole was not greater than the sum of its parts.
 ask wrote:


Definitely not Hindi. Not quite sure what it is. It may actually be Sanskrit, or judging by the script on teh cover, might be a South Indian language. And the guy seems to be singing in an African language. Or I could be completely off about everything......
 
The language she is singing in could be Tamil, since her ancestry is apparently from the Tamil Nadu state of South India.  I believe there are West African musicians who work with her as well, which may explain the man's singing in the other language. Or I could be completely wrong about everything as well...

Not much into this one. Sounds like a much western-style music to support western-like flat vocals on Hindi lyrics.
Lover of Lakshmi
Scion of the Solar Dynasty
I can’t bear this separation
Your lotus eyes instill in me
Belief that penetrates the depths of my heart
And yet you treat me as a stranger
Have you no place for those
Who have mastered the body
And fully realized themselves? I shall walk ahead
And you will follow
I shall walk ahead
And I love you all
Rest easy now, my child
Rest easy, I know you
The praise you gave
That my eyes were like flowers
Rest easy now, my child
 fredriley wrote:
It's nice to hear a song in Hindi (I think - someone correct me if I'm wrong) that isn't Bollywood or Bhangra. Tasteful and smooth. Anyone any idea what they're singing about? 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 

Definitely not Hindi. Not quite sure what it is. It may actually be Sanskrit, or judging by the script on teh cover, might be a South Indian language. And the guy seems to be singing in an African language. Or I could be completely off about everything......
This is very nice!
It's nice to hear a song in Hindi (I think - someone correct me if I'm wrong) that isn't Bollywood or Bhangra. Tasteful and smooth. Anyone any idea what they're singing about? 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 mrdak wrote:
Very nice.....especially right after Ludovico Einaudi
 
Agreed. Nice follow-up to Ludovico. 

I especially love the second vocalist on this track. It's got to be Ayub Ogada. He's got one of the most heavenly and distinctive voices. (I first discovered his work on the soundtrack to "Constant Gardener.")  If he's dueting with Susheela Raman, then I'm instantly more curious about the rest of her music. 
Very nice.....especially right after Ludovico Einaudi