Mera Merose

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An ancient wedding song from the island of Kalymnos.

lyrics

Dawn breaks. Now the birds greet the dawn.
Now the birds, now the swallows, now the partridges.
Now they sing, they sing and say, “Wake, my master.”

Μέρα μέρωσε.
Μέρα μέρωσε, τώρα η αυγή χαράζει
τώρα τα πουλιά.
Τώρα τα πουλιά, τώρα τα χελιδόνια
τώρα οι πέρδικες.
Τώρα οι πέρδικες, τώρα οι περδικοπούλες
τώρα κελαηδούν.
Τώρα κελαηδούν, τώρα λαλούν και λένε
ξύπνα αφέντη μου.
Ξύπνα αφέντη μου, ξύπνα καλέ μου αφέντη
ξύπνα αγκάλιασε.
Ξύπνα αγκάλιασε κορμί κυπαρισσένιο
κι άσπρον ε λαιμό.

credits

from Across the Sea, released December 1, 2011
Aya Davidson: lead vocals and violin
Greg Jenkins: clarinet
Michael Garibaldi: defi
Alan Davidson: laouto
Lise Liepman: santouri

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Agapi Mou Berkeley, California

Agapi Mou is the latest project from the young half-Japanese duo of Aya Davidson and Gregory Masaki Jenkins. Agapi Mou translates from Greek to mean "my love" and signifies the group's love of the traditional music of Greece. With Aya on violin & vocals and Greg on clarinet & vocals, the group is rounded out with Greek-American percussionist/vocalist Michael Garibaldi and Alan Davidson on laouto. ... more

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