Turkmen on the turntables: “Palestine”
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Turkmen rap songs are gaining speedy popularity among the Turkmen youth. New rap websites are popping up left and right.
“Palestine”, a song about Palestinian children killed by Israeli security forces by Zumerchas of the rap group Darkroom Posse, has been rapidly making the rounds among listeners. Darkroom Posse has toured in Turkey and includes rappers from Turkmenistan, Russia, Canada, and the United States.
Here’s a translation of the lyrics for “Palestine” (words and beat are copyright Zumerchas:
…düyşümdaki enänin aglayyşy / the crying of the woman in my dream
indiki yyl okuwa gitmelidi balasy / her child should be going to school next year
beyle däl eken alyn yazgysy / [but] his(her) fate is not like it
entek soramady özüne men kim? / he(she) hasn’t asked who am I yet
entek gözleri görmedi dünyän ahli renkin… / his(her) eyes did not see all of the colors of world
… bagyşla Palestin hiç zat gelenok elimden / forgive me Palestine, I can’t help
hiç kimin yok hiç kimin / you have nobody
galmady galmady nanyn galmady / you have no bread left
gözlerim yaşdan dolar / my eyes are full of tears
Palestin bombalanar … / Palestine is bombed…
….Yewropa döwletler niyredediler, niyrede / where are the European nations, where?
sowala jogap berde / answer this question
bigünä janlar yerde / innocent lives are on the ground