Archive for the ‘Catalan’ Category

Video: Music: Catalan – Si et quedes amb mi

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013


Target: Catalan Meta Translation: English Literal Translation: English
Més lluny de les muntanyes   More far of the mountains
jo vull trobar un racó    I want find a corner
per viure sense pressa   to live without haste
i ser l'ombra del teu cos.   and be the shadow of your body
Si et quedes, aah!, si et quedes amb mi.    
No et puc donar riquesa    
no puc donar-t'ho tot,    
puc ser el teu llarg viatge,    
puc ser la llum del sol.    
Si et quedes, aah!, si et quedes amb mi.    
Quan estiguis cansada    
jo et dinaré repós    
quan res no vulguis veure    
t'ompliré els ulls de flors.    
De dia quan despertis    
vull estar al teu cantó,    
vull tenir les mans buides    
per prendre el teu amor.    
Quan se't tanquin les portes    
jo t'obriré el balcó,    
quan creguis que estàs sola    
podràs cridar el meu nom.    
Si et quedes, aah!, si et quedes amb mi.    
No vull guanyar cap guerra,    
no vull ser el teu heroi,    
no vull fer cap promesa,    
no vull entendre el món.    
Despinta les banderes    
i fes-ne un gran llençol    
per sobre les fronteres    
podràs sentir-me a prop.    
Més lluny de les muntanyes    
hi haurà d'haver algun lloc    
per viure sense pressa    
i ser l'ombra del teu cos.    
Si et quedes, aah!, si et quedes amb mi.    
si et quedes, aah!, si et quedes amb mi    
     

Video: Music: Sopa de Cabra – Camins

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Catalan appears to be the language that you would get if French mated with Portuguese.  Given the location shown in the map below this should come as no surprise.

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Target: Catalan Meta Translation: English Literal Translation: English
Camins, que ara s'esvaeixen  Roads that now fade  
Camins que hem de fer sols  Ways that we can only do  
Camins vora les estrelles  Roads edge the star  
Camins que ara no hi son Now there are ways  
Van deixar-ho tot el cor encès pel món  They leave everything heart on fire for the world  
Per les parets de la mort sobre la pell  The walls of death on skin  
Eren dos ocells de foc sembrant tempestes  2 birds were spreading fire storms  
Ara som dos fills del Sol en aquest desert  We are now 2 children of the sun in this desert  
Mai no es massa tard per tornar a començar,  Never too late to start,  
per sortir a buscar el teu tresor  go look for your treasure  
Camins, somnis i promeses  Paths, dreams and promises  
Camins que ja son nous Paths that already are new  
No es senzill saber cap on has de marxar,  It is not easy to know where you go,  
pren la direccio del teu cor  take the direction of your heart  
Mai no es massa tard per tornar a començar Never too late to start,  
per sortir a buscar el teu tresor  go look for your treasure  
Camins que ara s'esvaeixen Roads now fade  
Camins que has de fer sol  Ways that you can only  
Camins vora les estrelles  Roads near the stars  
Camins que ja son nos New roads are already  

 

Top Tracks: Sopa de Cabra

Music: Sopa da Cabra – Goat Soup – In Catalan

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

From YouTube summary

Named after the Rolling Stones' album Goats Head Soup, Sopa de Cabra are considered one of the pioneers of the Rock Catala movement. Previously of Ninyin's Mine Workers UnionBand, guitarist Joan "Ninyin" Cardona and bassist Francesc "Cuco" Lisicic teamed up with frontman Gerard Quintana, guitarist Josep Thio and drummer Josep "Pep" Bosch to form the band in 1986. Following two successful records, 1989's self-titled debut and 1990's La Roda, Sopa de Cabra cemented their status as Catalonia's biggest band with a historic concert at the Palau Sant Jordi in 1991, but went on to alienate much of their fan base with 1993's Spanish-sung flop Mundo Infierno. However, they soon restored their reputation with a string of critical and commercial success throughout the '90s before calling it a day shortly after 2001's Plou I Fa Sol. Just three months after their final show at the Razzmatazz Bar, founding member Cardona lost his battle with colon cancer, and four years later the group temporarily reconvened to record a new track in memory of its late guitarist, "Seguirem Somiant," which appeared on the tribute album Podré Tornar Enrere. In 2011, Sopa de Cabra announced a series of seven reunion shows in Barcelona, Girona, and Tarragona to celebrate their 25th anniversary. ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi

Top Tracks on Youtube

 

The following video is how most Americans encounter Sopa de Cabra

If you know Spanish or Portuguese have fun trying to figure out the Catalan in the song.