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Re: National Anthems

Post by Egerius » 02 Jun 2016 06:41

The motto on the US $1 note is 'In God We Trust'. I haven't seen atheists rebelling yet. And I think you see your green George more often than you hear the anthem of some foreign country.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Sglod » 13 Jul 2016 21:24

Italy's will always be the best, IMO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7pmy-u1awI


Romania's is also good:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTwgwEHiWm0

Turkmenistan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrFq_4wV31w

South Africa (in several languages):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDPsv5p7i7E

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Re: National Anthems

Post by Frislander » 21 Jul 2016 12:45

Oh, I love Mawtini so much right now! It's the flowing Arabic verse that does it for me really, and the great tune as well.

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Post by k1234567890y » 21 Jul 2016 13:15

Niue is not actually an independent country, but how do you all think of Niue's national anthem "Ko E Iki He Lagi"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfPXQDe-0QE
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Post by Zythros Jubi » 21 Jul 2016 17:13

I think the anthems of Armenian and Georgian SSR sound better than post-Soviet counterparts, of course except the lyrics.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Adarain » 21 Jul 2016 20:10

Hm… favourite anthems. So, my favourite is probably the anthem of :tyv: Tuva, which is rather unique. Also in Russia, there's the :udm: Udmurtian anthem (I'm amazed those flags are a thing here, btw). Other favourites include :kaz: Kazakhstan and :deu: East Germany. The latter one is, imo, much better than the current German anthem, both musically and lyrically. "Risen from ruins and facing the future".

Honorable mention for the anthem of :som: Somaliland.
At kveldi skal dag lęyfa,
Konu es bręnnd es,
Mæki es ręyndr es,
Męy es gefin es,
Ís es yfir kømr,
Ǫl es drukkit es.

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Post by shimobaatar » 23 Jul 2016 00:52

Adarain wrote:Hm… favourite anthems. So, my favourite is probably the anthem of :tyv: Tuva, which is rather unique. Also in Russia, there's the :udm: Udmurtian anthem (I'm amazed those flags are a thing here, btw). Other favourites include :kaz: Kazakhstan and :deu: East Germany. The latter one is, imo, much better than the current German anthem, both musically and lyrically. "Risen from ruins and facing the future".

Honorable mention for the anthem of :som: Somaliland.
I agree that these are nice, particularly Tuva's and East Germany's.

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Re: National Anthems

Post by Frislander » 16 Nov 2016 22:12

Is it me, or is the previous anthem of Tuva better than the current one?

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Re: National Anthems

Post by Squall » 15 Apr 2017 03:46

:fra: this
:isr: this
and of course
:rus: this :mrgreen:
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Birdlang » 12 May 2018 18:08

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Post by Pāṇini » 13 May 2018 01:26

Call me biased, but I love the Puerto Rican national anthem, despite the lack of a flag. However, it's been horribly mistreated—the original lyrics were a revolutionary call to arms, but the territorial government changed the lyrics because they were held to be far too inflammatory for official adoption. The official arrangement of the anthem is a slow march, completely removing the sass and style from the original danza. Nevertheless, that doesn't stop Puerto Ricans from performing it with all the style in world [:D].

I don't know if there are any other music nerds on this forum, but musically La Borinqueña has a few distinctive features. Much like Hatikvah, most of the song is written in a minor key (in the case of the :isr: Israeli national anthem, natural minor; in that of Puerto Rico's, melodic anthem), but it modulates into the major of that key which Hatikvah doesn't do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGhAlnHbUIM (a video of famed cuatrista Quique Domenech interpreting the national anthem WITH the original revolutionary lyrics)

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Re: National Anthems

Post by Nortaneous » 15 May 2018 05:49

best state anthem in Russia aside from Tuva is Mordovia

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Re: National Anthems

Post by Shemtov » 23 Dec 2018 01:44

I like :fra: 's anthem but one thing concerns me: Given that depending on what historian you ask, Vichy France was either a "Puppet of the Nazis in disguise" or "had high-level collaborators", how they kept the reference to "sang impur" in the lyrics after the war?
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Clio » 25 Dec 2018 23:38

Presumably, people after WWII (and/or before WWII) didn't understand "sang impur" as having a racial meaning. Apparently there's a common, but ahistorical, interpretation of the lyric taking "sang impur" to be the opposite of "blue blood," so people understand the line to mean, roughly, "Let the blood of low-born Republicans water our fields." Perhaps there are older popular interpretations of the line.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Shemtov » 27 Dec 2018 01:52

Clio wrote:
25 Dec 2018 23:38
Presumably, people after WWII (and/or before WWII) didn't understand "sang impur" as having a racial meaning. Apparently there's a common, but ahistorical, interpretation of the lyric taking "sang impur" to be the opposite of "blue blood," so people understand the line to mean, roughly, "Let the blood of low-born Republicans water our fields." Perhaps there are older popular interpretations of the line.
Yeah, after posting that question to some French people on another forum, they acted like I was nuts. They didn't even understand the idea that the term could be retroactively considered "tainted" like the Swastika. I could argue that given the semantics "Impure blood" is not the best term to translate "Sang Impur", perhaps "Despised Blood" would work better as a translation for Anglophones.
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