Dance of the Infidels

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A signature example of the Nomadica sound: tradition dances with a contemporary compositional approach, where the song shines and the rhythm section rocks. Alternating original instrumental and traditional song sections expands the scope of the music.This is an interweaving of David's Buchbinder's original instrumental, Dance of the Infidels, with a traditional Macedonian Roma song, Usti Usti Baba.

lyrics

Usti Usti Baba 


Ushti ushti, baba,
 O davulja maren
,
O davulja maren, baba,
Me phenjake aven.

Me phenjake aven,
 E najsukarjakje,

E najsukarjakje, baba,
E najtiknorjakje.

Ushti baba, usti,
O cheizi ikal,

O cheizi ikal, baba, 
E najtiknorjakje.

Ushti ushti, baba, 
O davulja maren,

O davulja maren, baba,
Me phenjake aven.

(Translation)

Wake up, wake up, father,
 The drum is beating,

The drum is beating.
They’re coming for my sister.


They’re coming for my sister, The most beautiful one,

The most beautiful one, father,
The smallest one.

Wake up, wake up, father,
The dowry is being taken out,

The dowry is being taken out,
The smallest one.

Wake up, wake up, father,
The drum is beating,

The drum is beating,
They’re coming for my sister.

credits

from Dance of the Infidels, released November 2, 2015
Brenna MacCrimmon: lead vocals
Roula Said: lead vocals
David Buchbinder: trumpet
Peter Lutek: C clarinet
Drew Jurecka: violin
Demetrios Petsalakis: electric guitar, baghlama
RJ Satchithananthan: bass guitar
Zach Sutton: drum kit
Jaash Singh: darbuka, tapan

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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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