Monday, January 28, 2008

The Kelly Family - Agur Jaunak

Maite from Vascos México has come upon this authentic jewel in You Tube.

During a concert, The Kelly Family sings Agur Jaunak, a beloved song from Euskal Herria

The Kelly Family is a German music group comprised of a multi-generational family (Kathy, John, Patricia, Jimmy, Joey, Barby, Paddy, Maite and Angelo), that has enjoyed considerable chart and concert success in Europe and other parts of the world, especially in Germany, the Benelux countries, East Europe, Spain and Portugal. They have sold over 20 million albums since the early 1980s.

For many years, the group presented a unique gypsy image and a vagabonding lifestyle. This was emphasised by their 'ethnic' clothing (such as long floral skirts worn by the female band members), their hair (very long hair even on all the male band members), and also by their travels around Europe in a double-decker bus and houseboat. In recent years, however, they have presented a more modern look.

Here you have the lyrics to the song (in Euskara):

Agur Jaunak

Agur Jaunak
Jaunak agur, agur t'erdi
Danak Jainkoak eiñak gire
zuek eta ak eiñak gire
zuek eta bai gu ere.
Agur Jaunak, agur,
agur t'erdi, emen gera,
Agur Jaunak.

A very special moment in the video takes place when one of the members of the band express their solidarity to the Basque people.

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1 comment:

  1. el 10 de octubre estaran John Kelly y su mujer Maite Itoiz en el teatro Gayarre de Pamplona con su show Tales from the Secret Forest, seguro que cantaran ese Agur Jaunak!! y Txoriak Txori...NO OS LO PODEIS PERDER!!! merece la pena verles en directo