Thursday, July 26, 2007

Cheb Khaled - Wahrane, Wahrane

Cheb Khaled is the most prominent musician of the Rai movement that started in Algeria during the 80s. Wahrane is the Arabic name for the city known in English of Oran on the coast of Algeria. It was the birthplace of Rai, however, when an Islamist party took power in Algeria during the mid 90s many of the musicians left the country because the government became hostile towards them. This song was made my Khaled after he left, and reflects the nostalgia and longing that many emigrants to France and other countries from North Africa experience.

Cheb Khaled - Wahrane, Wahrane

Wahrane, Wahrane you went to hell
All the clever people left you
They sit confused in estrangement
And the estrangement is hard and traitorous

My happiness is with the boys of the clay
Boys of the city and Mr. Houari
I spent my youth with them
My art is for them for life

ًHow beautiful are the nights my country
The flutes and drums echo
Oh those who are coming to her
Ask them to take care of my country

I'll never forget my country so long as I live
My land and the land of my ancestors
I asked my family about the people
They left their religion and went to the cup

A dozen cups on the table
Used ten of them with no effect
Sorry for the the empty space
Her beauty was a wondrous beauty

Sadness returned in my heart
And make me cry and call our

شاب خالد - وهران وهران

وهران وهران رحتي خساره
هجروا منك ناس شطارى
قعدوا في الغربه حيارى
و الغربه صعيبه و غداره
يا فرحي على اولاد الحمري
اولاد مدينه و سيدي الهواري
عديت معاهم صغري
لهم فني طول عمري

ما احلى صهريات بلادي
القصبه و القلالي صادي
يا اللي ماشين ليها غادي
وصوا يتهلوا في بلادي
عمري ما ننسى بلادي
أرضي و أرض اجدادي
وصيت اهلي على الناس
تركوا دينهم و تبعوا الكاس

يا الزينه بالكاس و المايده
راه عشره بلا فايده
وعدي على الطحطحه وعدي
كان زينها زين الودادي
رجعت غمه في فؤادي
وليت نبكي و ننادي

wahran wahran
rohti khsara
hajro minak nas shtara (2x)
gaidt fi alkorba rah yarah
wel khorba saiba u khdara(2x)
ya ferhi al weldi alhamri
wled almedina u sedi huweri(2x)
adit mahum sokhri
lihom fini tul aumri(2x)
yamehla sahrat biladi
alqesba u galali safi
yal almashini hathadi
wasi yatalo fi biladi
aumri ma ansa biladi
ardi ard ajdadi
wasi tani ala alnas
tarko dinhum u tabao alkas
yansina belkas w almayda
rah eshra bella fayda
weadik ala altahtah wadi
kan zinha zin widadi
rejat khamaha fi foadi
nreed nebki w ninadi

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