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`a Nadda (by the Rahbani Brothers)

`a-Nadda, Nadda, Nadda Wil ward imfattah `a khadda
Win ma `ityouni yaaki ya-jbaal il`aali la-hidda

verse 1
Nadda kaanit hadd il-`ayn w-s'alta hal-qhaybe wayn (x2)
ghamzitni b'hayka-l-`aynayn w-badda tihki-w-ma badda

verse 2
Nadda nizlit `al bistan w-la'aaha-w-zahhar nisan
`am dall `alayki sahraan wi-njoum il-layl b`idda

verse 3
ya tayr il bit-dall it tir w-ti`mal bi-shshams imshawir
sallimli `al hilwe ktir in kannak mari` min hadda

English translation:

Oh Nadda, Nadda, Nadda with roses blooming on her cheek
And if they refuse to give you to me, I will tear down the high mountains

Verse 1
Nadda was near the spring I asked her "Where have you been"
She winked at me with those eyes, she wanted to tell me and she didn't

Verse 2
Nadda went down to the garden, April appeared to meet her
I lay awake each night over you, counting the stars in the sky

Verse 3
Oh bird that keeps flying and taking journeys in the warmth of the sun
greet her heartily for me if you happen to pass near her


from Dance of the Infidels, released November 2, 2015
Roula Said: vocals
David Buchbinder: trumpet, shakers
Peter Lutek: C clarient
Drew Jurecka: violin
Demetrios Petsalakis: oud, electric guitar, riqq
RJ Satchithananthan: bass guitar
Zach Sutton: drum kit
Jaash Singh: darbuka, djembe


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Nomadica Toronto, Ontario

NOMADICA re-imagines and recombines the rich, soulful and righteously celebratory musics of the Arabs, Gypsies and Jews. Led by Juno-award winning trumpeter and composer, David Buchbinder and vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and dancer, Roula Said, the band features soaring vocals, a front line of masterful improvisors and a heavily funky rhythm section. Music to fire up your heart and your hips! ... more

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