Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Oi Va Voi

Oi Va Voi is a British band that takes its name from a Yiddish-derived exclamation popular in modern Hebrew meaning, approximately, "Oh, dear!" It is an experimental band from LondonEngland, which formed in the late 1990s. Their sound draws on Jewish music from both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions, including both klezmer and Judaeo-Spanish music, as well as Eastern European, especially Hungarian folk music, as well as contemporary electronic music.

Current band members

Guests:

Former band members

Discography

[edit]Albums

[edit]Singles

  • "7 Brothers" (2003)
  • "Refugee" (2004)
  • "Yesterday's Mistakes" (2004)
  • "Yuri" (2007)
  • "Every Time" (2009)

[edit]Awards

  • Oi Va Voi won an Edison award for Album of the Year 2004 Netherlands
  • Oi Va Voi was nominated for the BBC Awards for World Music 2003 in the Boundary Crossing category.



Oi Va Voi Refugee
Album: Laughter Through Tears 


You ask me
Why it is I come to you
When someone else is just as good
I asked them but they said the same
Didn't even ask my name

Explain to me
Just what it is you have to lose
Take a minute in my shoes
Don't you feel like you've paid your dues
Already

I'll show you
That all our fates are so entwined
Don't lose your faith in humankind
Just don't forget my state of mind
Is fragile

Together
We can enjoy the taste of dignity
As long as you believe in me
I'll show you my reality
I've seen a few

You ask me
Why it is I come to you
When someone else is just as good
I asked them but they said the same
Didn't even ask my name

There's another refugee
There's another refugee
Oh oh there's another refugee
Oh oh there's another refugee

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