Album Shmalbum

by Balkan Shmalkan

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $7 CAD  or more

     

1.
02:51
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
04:04
7.
8.
9.
10.
04:36

about

Our First Album!

credits

released September 24, 2016

Ashton Sweet - Truba
Kivanç Tatar - Trumpet
Anneliese de Groot - Viola
Marlo Mason - Britone Sax
Juliet Andrien - Tenorhorn
Mythical Man - Baritone horn
Andromeda MacIsaac - Helicon
Maren Lisac - Davul
Kenan Sunger - Audio Engineer

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Balkan Shmalkan Vancouver, British Columbia

East Vancouver's sweet dance party orchestra; global music with local attitude. Rooted in the traditions of the Roma and Klezmorim of Eastern Europe and blended with a mixture of pop and jazz. Balkan Shmalkan is the brain child of a group of musicians with a history of collaboration in traditional South Serbian Trubaci. This project is a way of blending that music with other vibrant traditions. ... more

contact / help

Contact Balkan Shmalkan

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

Track Name: Kibori
Lyrics Translated from Romanes to English:

Look, mother, that’s your daughter-in-law
daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law
She will bring you a lot of happiness,
Oh God, happiness.

Oh father, what shall I do?
I am dying for her.
Oh father, what shall I do?
I am dying for her.

Give me a lot of money, mother,
A lot of money, a lot of money,
Because I am such a nice guy,
Such a nice guy.

Oh father, what shall I do?
I am dying for her.

She is such a beautiful girl,
Beautiful, oh so beautiful
Like a flower in the garden
Like a flower in the garden

Oh father, what shall I do?
I am dying for her.

Dikta mamo kibori
Kibori dal kibori
Taveleske bakhtali
Devla Bakhtali

Joj, dade, so kerav, dade, so kerav
Palavla te me merav, devla me merav
Joj, dade, so kerav, dade, so kerav
Palavla te me merav, devla me merav

Dema, Mamo, but love
But love dal but love
Kenaj chavo lakeren,
Devla lakeren

Joj, dade, so kerav, dade, so kerav
Palavla te me merav, devla me merav
Joj, dade, so kerav, dade, so kerav
Palavla te me merav, devla me merav

Siman romni prashukar
Prashukar dal prashukar
Sarij lulu gadajbar
Lulu gadajbar

Joj, dade, so kerav, dade, so kerav
Palavla te me merav, devla me merav
Joj, dade, so kerav, dade, so kerav
Palavla te me merav, devla me merav.
Track Name: Bella Ciao
Una mattina mi son svegliato
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
Una mattina mi son svegliato
Eo ho trovato l'invasor

One morning I woke up
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
One morning I woke up
And I found the invader

O partigiano porta mi via
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
O partigiano porta mi via
Che mi sento di morir

Oh partisan, carry me away,
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
Oh partisan, carry me away,
For I feel I'm dying

E se io muoio da partigiano
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
E se io muoio da partigiano
Tu mi devi seppellir

And if I die as a partisan
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
And if I die as a partisan
You have to bury me

Mi seppellire lassù in montagna
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
Mi seppellire lassù in montagna
Sotto l'ombra di un bel fiore

But bury me up in the mountain
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao,
But bury me up in the mountain
Under the shadow of a beautiful flower

E le genti che passeranno
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
E le genti che passeranno
Mi diranno: "Che bel fior"

And the people who will pass by
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao,
And the people who will pass by
Will say to me: "what a beautiful flower"

È questo il fiore del partigiano
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
È questo il fiore del partigiano
Morto per la libertà

This is the flower of the partisan
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
This is the flower of the partisan
Who died for freedom

If you like Balkan Shmalkan, you may also like: