Wednesday, February 10, 2010

IS ANYONE LISTENING?


Hi metta hallem/t,
This is the sad story of shawi stone cutters. Men in their prime lives dying of Silicosis. Dying of neglect! Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.

Tanemmirt i: dakeyousse

Vocals: The Bougladas
Guitar: Nouari Nezzar




Lyrics provided by shawiy.

ayethma dhi hezruth hukriken i hmeddurth
neqqim d-iwhidhen m tmurth bla hafukth
cennawra tkukth idin leqser ttemsunin
ha8ith dh-inu8isen m imnayen fe-t8allin
ge3mren ya baba w-emzin ddhen qquren f-tarjayin
ca yixs dh iy axxamt ca dh-amerwas ih y-iwwin
rewhend s turawin s idhammen ad-tteffin
dh silikoz amcum issilane8 haliwin

ayethma dhi hezruth hukriken i hmeddurth
neqqim d-iwhidhen m tmurth bla hafukth
(!?) fellane8 hessiwlem hed la yeslane8
ya lwali ya yan8laf dh kenwi dh asirm ne8
arwa ne8 atmettan m tyedhrin 8er imiran
ca yedja hamettuth ca yedja ledwafen cehhan
kenfen w-ulawen imettawen dh-isefdawen
ya rebbi ahellaq aster yya d-igguren
.

AMAWAL

  • herzruth : stone
  • neqqim d-iwhidhen : we are alone
  • imettawen : tears
  • amerwas : debt
  • ulawen : pl. of ul, heart
  • hafukth : sun
  • arwa nnegh : our kids/boys
  • hamettuth : wife/lady
  • yedja : left(netta/he)
  • amcum(amshum) : wicked
  • turawin : lungs


Here is another song by Bachir Mohamdi.

And here is a poem by Saleh Bezzala :

Ay h bu Slimane imaazuza,
Harwannegh at hachihen hafza


Yud'en ssiline laqsor,
Nechnine yennegh igginihen tifanza


Hafza hwalla tamza,
U d'i kul akhem hajja d'is hanza


Mani nDall netemaaza netemaaza,
Hamurth sinnegh haznuza


Yud'en seghen,
U nechnine neznuza.

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