Let’s start the new week start with a song that takes us somewhere in the world: I came across this fascinating article about songs from Russia but not in Russian*, and have decided to make a series out of it.
We continue our journey in Mordovia, in Central Russia, and I’m quoting the article:
The Mordovia region is inhabited by Mordvins, who have their own (disappearing) language. The band Merema (“Legend” in English) travels across the region in search of interesting folk artifacts and ancient national costumes. They also collect old ritual music, such as the wedding song ”Come out, friends.” One of Merema’s goals is to revive the local folk language and traditions.
*in Russian language, the word for Russian (language, ethnicity: русский) is different from the word for Russian (federal country, nationality: российский). That makes better sense than in English!
Have a great week!
This post is part of a weekly event called The Monday Travel song. You can participate, too, by doing the following:
- Create your own post every Monday and title it The Monday travel song: xxx by xxx
- Include a link to a song (YouTube link or other)
- It must be a song which is linked to a geography. For example, a Russian song, a Chinese song, a Scottish song… (it can be from your own country every now and then, but remember the purpose is to get others to virtually travel!)
- Your post doesn’t have to be long, but do tell us a little bit about the song… for example by telling about the lyrics, about the composer, about the style…
- Include a link to my own Monday travel song in your post tag it “Monday-travel-song” so others can find it too