Eindelijk deze song geharmoniseerd en op papier gezet, die ik heb geschreven voor London School of Samba in 2018. Deze song is opgedragen aan de slachtoffers van de ramp met de dambreuk Mariana Brazilië in 2015 en gaat over onze schitterende wateren op deze planeet en het noodzakelijke behoud hiervan. Gezongen en gespeeld door door de super getalenteerde Xavier Osmir en Paul Rumbol met London School of Samba.

 

Tekst in Portugees:

Alode, Odofiaba
Odoia, Saravá
Janaina, Marabô
Mãe Iemanjá.

Ganância e corrupção
vem destruindo rios e mares
em todas as nações.
Como esgoto a céu aberto,
nossos rios se transformaram
em grandes lixões.

Até quando enfrentaremos
e seremos sucumbidos
à lama da injustiça?
Até quando afundaremos
no mar da ignorância?

Chegou a hora de acordar
e nossas vidas proteger!
A Unidos de Londres vai remar
Contra a corrente da maldade navegar.

Quanto vale a vida? Algo há de valer!
Quantas Marianas vão ter que sofrer?
Pela beleza das águas,
vem com a Unidos lutar.
Yemanjá vem nos guiar.

Lá vou eu (Cheio de axé!)
Sou carregado pelas ondas da emoção.
Sob a clara luz da lua
ou do sol que me irradia,
sigo encantado entre peixes e corais.

Um oceano de riqueza,
imensidão e realeza.
Faz refletir e faz sonhar.
Espelho dos orixás.

A bateria vai soar
como o bater de um coração
e
pela vida vai pulsar.
Somente flores nós queremos te ofertar!

Vertaling in het Engels:

Main Chorus
Odoia, Saravá,
Janaina, Marabô,
Mother Yemanjá.

Greed and corruption
are destroying rivers and seas
in all Nations.
As an open air sewer,
our rivers have become
large dumps.

Until when will we face
and will we be defeated by
the mud of injustice?
Until when will we sink
in the sea of ignorance?

It's time to wake up
and protect our lives.
Unidos de Londres will paddle
Against the tide of evil.

How much is a life worth?
It must be worth something!
How many Marianas will have to suffer?
Come with the Unidos to fight
For the beauty of the waters!
Yemanjá will guide us.

Here I come (full of axé.)
I'm carried by the waves of emotion.
Under the clear light of the Moon
or under the sun that shines over me
I go on enchanted by among fish and corals.

An ocean of wealth,
vastness and royalty.
Makes you reflect and makes you dream.
Mirror of the orishas.

The drums will sound
like the beat of a heart
and it will beat for life.
Only flowers we want to offer.

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1. Orixás: African gods who correspond to points of strength of nature and their archetypes are related to the manifestations of these forces; for the Beauties of the Sea, this song calls for the mother of the waters Iemanjá.

2. Mariana: is the oldest city in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, where occurred the worst environment disaster Brazil has ever seen, when a burst dam released millions of tonnes of toxic mud and has caused destruction across 500kms, from the mountains of Minas Gerais to the Atlantic Ocean.