AGAMA YEYE ~ "Silence of the unspoken Word" Project





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Published on Jul 2, 2012

Guitarist/Composer Dave MacDonald performs 'AGAMA YEYE' with the 'Tiri Fu Bari' Session at the Keti Koti ('manspassi') Festival. The performance is part of the Educational Crossover Poetry Project "Silence of the unspoken Word", in Surinam language "Tiri fu den Wortu di no Taki" in which a number of poems of the great poets 'Dobru' (Robin Raveles), 'Trefossa' (Henny de Ziel) and 'Shrinivasi' (Martinus Lutchman) have been made into songs.
With Dave MacDonald (guitar, vocals), Robert Harman Sordam (vocals, iksy), Leonie Meijer (vocals), Ke-lita Gallant (vocals, apiniti), Lucas Shepherd (vocals, saka), Claudius de Krentenkoning (spoken word), Raj Mohan (vocals, spoken word), Robin van Geerke (keys), Eric Calmes (bass), Sanne Landvreugd (sax), Yoran Vroom (drums).
[Camera: Antoinette van Maarschalk]

'AGAMA YEYE' is a Dobru poem very much related to the Afro-Surinam Winti-cult.

'AGAMA YEYE' ('Cameleon Soul')

Mi abi wan feti fu feti nanga mi srefi.
Wan sey ley - wan sey tru
Sortu sey sa moro mi, mi de feti wan feti nanga mi
Agama yeye, Agama yeye

Wan wan dey mi tranga wan wan dey mi e ley,
Yu mi tru sey, gi mi na tranga fu feti mi ley
Ooh Satya graha winti tori mi yu kibripe,
Mi sa dansi, mi sa dansi



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