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Gigi — Guramayle
Album: Gigi
Avg rating:
6.4

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Total ratings: 253









Released: 2001
Length: 4:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Aynun marekegn sil, kenferu Gelognal
Demo kemotkubet, fiQir yasnesagnal
Dear my love yilegnal, keziyam yenei fiQir
Sintun QuanQua chiye, kesu lenegagir

Guramayle liju, guramayle QuanQuaw (2x)
Gunifein awuliQei, lebeskugn yibola
Guramayle liju, guramayle QuanQuaw (2x)
Gunifein awuliQei, lebeskugn yibola

YeteQebaw shito, yeGelaw Terenn
B’lugn, b’lugn yilal, yeQerebut endehonn
Kekenfer keTirsu, kaynu fiQir yizogn
Iwozawozalehu, ere man yasTilegn

Guramayle liju, guramayle QuanQuaw (2x)
Emebeitei Mariam, arGeelign yeGilei
Guramayle liju, guramayle QuanQuaw (2x)
Gunifein awuliQei, lebeskugn yibola

Ahkal sewunetu, inde’hiTsan lijj
Abeit meleslesu, abeit siyasGomedj
Yenei egir endante, min aleseleseuw
Kenei beit, ante beit, yete’melaleseuw

Guramayle liju, guramayle QuanQuaw (2x)
Gunifein awuliQei, lebeskugn yibola
Guramayle liju, guramayle QuanQuaw
Guramayle libsu, guramayle QuanQuaw
Emebeitei Mariam, arGeelign yeGilei

BeFerensayochu QuanQua, be’Inglizegna beenaGer
BeTalianegna beeGeTim, be’Germenigna beefokir
Kaffu mar yifesal liju, lezza aleuw ahndebetu
Esti yiCHawot,yifendiQ, kalesu aydemQim beitu
CHewatah yinafiQegnal, yArada lij Qonjo seuw
Beleselesu ejochih, nah gebahin debabseuw?

Guramayle, guramayle, guramayle, guramayle
Guramayle, guramayle, guramayle, guramayle
Gura’maylee, gura’mayle, gura’mayle
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 kaybee wrote:

Doesn't surprise me.  Sadly a lot of people at RP don't seem to appreciate music that's not Euro-centric.  I gave it a "7" but my rating may go up with repeated listening.

 
I'm not even sure "Euro-centric" spans the small variety of musical genres some RP listens seem to limit their tastes to. Maybe "America-centric"? Even that is far to broad in scope given the cultural diversity available even within US borders. Far too many folk seem to have trouble with anything smacking of "you ain't from 'round here" - with "here" having a seemingly very small reach. Which makes me wonder (all too often) why they're even listening to RP?
Good stuff. Reminds me a bit of Joni Mitchell’s “Coyote”.
 Dave_Mack wrote:
aharamanx wrote:
Beautiful.

I agree. Was surprised to see it only at 5.9. Gets an 8 from me.
 
Doesn't surprise me.  Sadly a lot of people at RP don't seem to appreciate music that's not Euro-centric.  I gave it a "7" but my rating may go up with repeated listening.

This song has been getting airplay on some of those so-called "smooth jazz" stations in this region.  Interesting.  Nice stuff...loving the world music played on RP.  Thanks Bill!{#Meditate}

p.s.
The artist information links for this song are completely wrong.  They refer to the 1958 musical "Gigi"...
Here's the most correct information I could easily find:

https://www.last.fm/music/GIGI

 Dave_Mack wrote:

I agree. Was surprised to see it only at 5.9. Gets and 8 from me.
 

Ditto!!
This is sort of a world music version of that Lily Allen song.
I heard this from a far and thought...is there something wrong with this record? It's skipping or something...then I realized. Thankfully this is not one of the Putamayo songs I have had to endure over the years. Ever listened to the children's one? Three little monkeys swinging in a tree? Pla-eeeeze shoot me now!
Unfortunately any song included on the Putumayo compilations are no longer enjoyable for me. I have to listen to them at work....going on 5 1/2 years now listening to the same songs over & over. :wall:
aharamanx wrote:
Beautiful.

I agree. Was surprised to see it only at 5.9. Gets an 8 from me.

Platypus wrote:
i believe that she is Ethiopian. this entire album, is incredible, btw. :clap:
I agree--great album!
She's got ebola?
the background vocals during the chorus are simply annoying.
Beautiful. :clap:
Originally Posted by Platypus: i believe that she is Ethiopian. this entire album, is incredible, btw. :clap:
Correct. The specific language is Amharic. Might I note Amazon info is often excellent and a click away. :clap: :bounce: :clap: :bounce: :clap:
i believe that she is Ethiopian. this entire album, is incredible, btw. :clap:
scuse my ignorance. What language is this?
What a sweet clear voice! Her singing just wrapped me in warmth, and had me head-bopping before I realized it. :clap: