Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sámi Eatnan Duoddariid - Wide Open Tundra Of The Lands Of The Sami People by Sofia Jannok



Published on May 11, 2012
 
Sámi Eatnan Duoddariid (English: Wide Open Tundra Of The Land Of The Sámi People)

Artist: Sofia Jannok
Album: Áššogáttis (By The Embers) 2008
Music: Traditional Sámi Song
Lyrics: Poem By Nils Aslak Valkeapää

Sámi eatnan duoddariid, dáid sámi mánáid ruovttu
galbma geađge guorba guovlu
sámi mánáid ruoktu

Beaivi Áhči gollerisku, almmi allodagas
coahkká váibmu Eanan eatni, eallin eatnun šoavvá

Mánu silbbat šelggonasat, jietnja
meara márra, guovssahasat
násteboagán, lottit ráidarasas
vuoi dáid Davvi duovdagiid
dán viiddis almmi ravdda
garra dálkkit juoiggadallet, máná vuohttunluđiid

vuoi dáid fávrrus eatnamiid
vuoi jávrriid čuovgi čalmmiid
liegga litna eatni salla, gievvudeaddji gietkka

Biegga buktá Biegga doalvu
duottar dat lea duottar
duoddar duohken duoddar askkis
sámi mánáid dorvu

Sámi eatnan duoddariid
dáid sámi mánáid ruovttu
šearrát gearrá šealggáhallá, sámi mánáid ruoktu



English Translation:

Wide open tundra of Samiland

Samiland's wide expanses home to Sami children
cold barren rocky realm
home of Sami children

Sun Father's golden jewel high in the heaven
Mother earth's heart beats life rushes like a river

Moon's silver glimmer ice ocean's roar
northern lights starry belt
birds in the milky way

O, these northern pastures
the wide open horizon
storm and furious weathers yoik the children's lullaby

O, these beautiful meadows
the lakes' shimmering eyes
mother's soft warm lap unrestrained cradle

The wind brings, takes away
the tundra stays the same
behind tundra in tundra's lap
the Sami children's haven

Samiland's wide expanses
home of Sami children
shimmers glitters twinkles home of Sami children




 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love her singing - it's so haunting - good visuals too.

Thanks Mike.
M.B.

Hugh said...

Gorgeous!