Rakija

Rakija

 Oslo, Oslo County, NOR
BandWorldClassical

Rakija is the name of the famous Balkan liquor. It's also the name of a Balkan band who want to warm you up just as much as the liquor will, and give you the unlimited stamina to dance, dance, dance!! HIGHLIGHTS: Finalist in Debut 2009; By:Larm 2010;

Biography

The band Rakija was formed in 2007 in Oslo by musicians from Serbia and Norway. They play their own material as well as traditional folk music from the Balkan region in new, fresh arrangements with elements from pop, rock and classical music.

Since the beginning Rakija have established themselves as a popular and distinctive live band. They have played on stages and clubs over large parts of the country and have inspired people to throw off their shirts at Balkan parties, whilst tears have been observed at acoustic shows. Rakija radiate music and stage presence which appeals to music lovers of all ages.

For concert dates, audio, video & info, please visit
www.rakijaband.com

SAID ABOUT RAKIJA:
”Rakija is the name of a Serbian brandy, but it is also the name of the ensemble that this evening sang and played catchy, rhythmical Balkan folk songs, almost blowing off the roof of the church! Many people in the audience sang along, while some wiped tears from their eyes – moved by the impression the band gave with its powerful performance”.
Hege Boman Grundekjøn, after the concert in Røa church

Lyrics

A Story That Shouldn´t be told

Written By: Janko Radovanovic

Here and now, now and then
the clock stops ticking
Room gets filled up with memories

Time stands still and it’s glad to take a short break after a while

Pictures of the bad things that you’ve done in this life
Tries so hard to catch you when you least expect
They’re dragging you to the past to see all those stories ones again

But I got the story that no one should know
It comes every time, each single time
I’ll carry the secret with me to my grave
The story will than with me end

But I, got a story, that no one should ever know
The story has caused me so much, troubles, in this life

Ruse Kose

Written By: Traditional

Ruse kose, curo, imaš;
Žalis li gi ti?
Aman, da gi žalam,ne bi ti gi dala
Da gi mrsiš ti

Belo lice, curo, imaš;
Žališ li go ti?
Aman, da go žalam,ne bi ti go dala
Da go ljubiš ti

Medna usta, curo, imaš;
Žalis li gi ti?
Aman, da gi žalam, ne bi ti gi dala
Da gi piješ ti

Opa Cupa

Written By: Janko Radovanovic

Do what you wanna do
Say what you have to say
But you´re a fool if you think
That you can change my ways

I´m free to say what I want
And I´ve got a lot to say
Don´t try to silence my voice
‘Cause I will shout it out
I will show you what I´m about

Opa cupa, opsasa
You can't change the way I think
Opa cupa, opsasa
Just listen to my song
Opa cupa, opsasa
You can't change the way I feel
Opa cupa, opsasa
You are free to leave

Jealousy – A feeling of insecurity
Don’t tell me what to do;
You don’t know who I am;
Conspiracy – The mainstream in our history
Don’t tell me what to do;
You don’t know who I am;
Hypocrisy – Hiding your true personality
Don’t tell me what to do;
You don’t know who I am;
Ingnorance – Not able to think on your own

Discography

2008: Single "A Story that Shouldn´t be Told"

Set List

SETLIST WORLD BEATS TOUR 2010

1.RASTI, RASTI MOJ ZELENI BORE
2.UNDERGROUND COCEK
3.CIJE JE ONO DEVOJCE
4.SEVEN NIGHTS AND SEVEN DAYS
5.OPA CUPA
6.COCECKA IGRA
7.CHUPCHIK
8.MOJA SESTRA
9.NIJE KRIVO VINO
10.A STORY THAT SHOULDN’T BE TOLD
11.MAKEDONSKO DEVOJCE
12.IZGUBLJENI GRAD
13.ELA SE VIE
14.VUKOVI SU OKO TEBE
15.CIGANKA SAM MALA
16.BRAHMS + KATYUSHA

EXTRA:

17.ZUTE DUNJE
18.RAMO RAMO
19.RUSE KOSE

SONGS:
4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14 WRITTEN BY RAKIJA
1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 TRADITIONAL