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ranfurly
Dec 26th, 2011, 07:34 AM
Hey Team,

Thought I'd check out the talent of some of the songs which your country is known for.

These aren't necessacarily the anthems, but I guess songs which are adopted in your country and are synonymous with your country, being that of a military style, patriotism, played at a international event, a gala or festival which evokes a sense of pride for that country and allows others to know where you are from.

For example, Great Britian has the song, Rule Britannia, and Australia has Waltzing Matilda (someone could post these, not my place being a kiwi) ;-)

I'll get the ball rolling and post our one from New Zealand. Aside from the Haka, this song is considered out adopted national anthem, it's a Maori lullabye (nee Waiata) and sang in the Maori Language, Most people know a few stanzas, infact this song isn't dedicated to New Zealand at all, but everyone knows it and sings it.

It is called "Pokarekare Ana", Part of the song is sung by New Zealand Soprano, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and shows a photographic snap of New Zealand.

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Hope you guys from over the world can show a clip of what is considered to be your national song which everyone recognised, apart from your anthem. :-)

Look forward to them :-)

Peace!

Pops Maellard
Dec 26th, 2011, 08:15 AM
In addition to the song mentioned ^, New Zealand's other 'national song' is probably this POS.

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Lachy
Dec 26th, 2011, 08:16 AM
I like this version best but of course 'I still call Australia Home' :p

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Mikey.
Dec 26th, 2011, 09:32 AM
^ Totally! :lol:

Ashi
Dec 26th, 2011, 09:33 AM
India's National Song- 'Vande Mataram' composed by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay.

Sanskrit:

vande mātaram


sujalāṃ suphalāṃmalayajaśītalāmśasya śyāmalāṃmātaramvande mātaramśubhra jyotsnāpulakita yāminīmphulla kusumitadrumadalaśobhinīmsuhāsinīṃsumadhura bhāṣiṇīmsukhadāṃ varadāṃmātaramvande mātaramEnglish translation:Mother, I bow to thee! Rich with thy hurrying streams, bright with orchard gleams, Cool with thy winds of delight, Dark fields waving Mother of might, Mother free. Glory of moonlight dreams, Over thy branches and lordly streams, Clad in thy blossoming trees, Mother, giver of ease Laughing low and sweet! Mother I kiss thy feet, Speaker sweet and low! Mother, to thee I bow. p43RT3rsf9s&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLF868971797408324

Sung by legend Lata Mangeshkar. :)

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Some versions


Also, made popular by A.R.Rahman when it was composed for the 50th anniversary of India's Independence.

Maa Tuhje Salaam- (Vande Mataram)

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ranfurly
Dec 26th, 2011, 09:42 AM
And for the commonwealth and Great Britain, for Britain will never be slaves, Long Live The Queen!

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Fantasy Hero
Dec 26th, 2011, 10:00 AM
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the song that most of all identifies the italian dream of unity after the national anthem.

Steven.
Dec 26th, 2011, 10:30 AM
I like this version best but of course 'I still call Australia Home' :p

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How could you post this, as an Australian, and forget our unofficial national anthem, "Waltzing Matilda"? :p

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Mistress of Evil
Dec 26th, 2011, 11:11 AM
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Lachy
Dec 26th, 2011, 11:15 AM
How could you post this, as an Australian, and forget our unofficial national anthem, "Waltzing Matilda"? :p

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:lol: Of course, but it was posted in the OP :p

Curcubeu
Dec 26th, 2011, 11:33 AM
Officially:

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Although the socialists abused it as their national anthem...





Inofficially:

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Steven.
Dec 26th, 2011, 12:00 PM
:lol: Of course, but it was posted in the OP :p

omg :facepalm: :lol: my bad! :hug:

Inofficially:

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J'adoreeee. My friends and I always end up singing this in karaoke. Alo! Salut! Sunt eu... un... heiduc! :lol:

Specter
Dec 26th, 2011, 12:57 PM
There can only be one.

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