TAMARA OBROVAC transhistria ensemble

TAMARA OBROVAC transhistria ensemble

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Tamara Obrovac, composer singer, flutist, songwriter
ethnic/ mediterranean jazz...
...jazz is my freedom, and my roots are my inner truth....
several bands&projects....
Tamara Obrovac transhistria ensemble, international quintet
Tamara Obrovac transhistria electric, istrian soul&funky band...

Biography

The music of composer, singer and flutist Tamara Obrovac is ethnically inspired Mediterranean jazz, influenced by particular musical and dialectal tradition of her homeland Istria, Croatian coastal region.

Her international Transhistria ensemble, exceptionally talented and creative band, has become known for the obvious alchemy between all its members; their interpretations of Tamara's unique music are suffused with spontaneity, inventive improvisation, freedom, humor and ability to communicate with the audience, while Tamara's voice is equally impressive both when she sings lyrics and when she improvizes.

Her international concert activities are recognized by audience and critics alike, nominated for BBC Radio3 world music award.

Lyrics

Sexuvalna / Sexrolling

Written By: Tamara Obrovac/Drago Orlic

SEXUVALNA

Ucku te nan jopet, jopet proškuljati
našu goru našu grudu nazed zbužati

zumpa pa pa zumpa pa pa zumpa pa pa

joh joh joh joh i kataloh

i niš za to sve rabi pacentati, pak ca za to
divicanstvo vajka regalati

zumpa pa pa zumpa pa pa zumpa pa pa

joh joh joh joh i kataloh

dvi škulje Ucka,, Ucka ce imati
sakramenska samica, samica ce se zvati

rini, rini dok je marokini rini rini rini dok je marokini

zumpa pa pa zumpa pa pa zumpa pa pa

lipa moja ca si ti tebe uzme kad ce ki
lipa moja biš ga biš, vraga u njen ne pojiš

zumpa pa pa zumpa pa pa zumpa pa pa

joh joh joh joh i kataloh

Ucki rabi god vibrator, Ucki rabi gud vibrator
calibro delle tete, calibro per le balene

rini, rini dok je marokini rini rini rini dok je marokini

stihovi Drago Orlic
CD “sve pasiva”, Cantus 2003
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SEXROLLING

Mount Ucka will again, again be perforated
our mount our soil once more will be holed
ow ow ow ow and yeeow

But one must endure all, and should for that
always virginity be given as a gift

Zumpa pa pa zumpa pa pa zumpa pa pa
ow ow ow ow and yeeow

Two holes Ucka, Ucka will now have
she impish woman, an easy lay will be called

Push, push till there are intruders in the bush
push, push till there are intruders in the bush

Zumpa pa pa zumpa pa pa zumpa pa pa
ow ow ow ow and yeeow

my nice sweety, can you be taken at anyone's wish
my nice sweety you'd like to, you would, but it is tricky

Zumpa pa pa zumpa pa pa zumpa pa pa

ow ow ow ow and yeeow

Ucka needs a good vibrator, Ucka needs a good vibrator
the size of breasts, the size of a whale

Push, push till there are intruders in the bush
push, push till there are intruders in the bush

lyrics by Drago Orlic
CD “sve pasiva”/”all fades away”, Cantus 2003

Se me ra morta privari / If death was to trick me

Written By: Tamara Obrovac / Silvana Brkaric Krculic

SE ME RA MORTA PRIVARI          ?
Io šteptu ke ver veri                             ?Nu poc fârde tire fi. ?Armoniga scutu                                ?De lårgo se åvde.?Nu štivu ce ra fi   ??Se me ra morta privari.?Se me ra morta privari.??Tu me cl’emi?Te vresi turnå,?Io t-am vut råda?Ma cmoce…?Vec nu-i ca šå. ??Io vrut-am ta mâr?Tu nu ai o vrut då?Docle io-m ganait, ?tu n-ai vrut scutå.  ??Se me ra morta privari.?Se me ra morta privari.?
on Istroromanian dialect from Istra/Croatia
lyrics by: Silvana Brkaric Krculic
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IF DEATH WAS TO TRICK ME / SE ME RA MORTA PRIVARI

I wait for you to come
I can’t be without you.
I listen to the accordion
I can hear it from afar.
I don’t know what will be

If death was to trick me
If death was to trick me.

You’re calling me
You’d like to come back,
I loved you
But now…
It’s not longer so

I wanted your hand
You didn’t want to give it
While I talked, you didn’t
Want to listen. When I cried,

If death was to trick me
If death was to trick me

Cansoneita / A small song

Written By: Tamara Obrovac/Loredana Bogliun

CANSONEITA

zuta al siel la veivo
la bela zornada
biata
forte forte al sul
e la zeigala canta
chei canta
cu la canta
la se inamura
se inamura cumo mei
al me corpo
ouna carisa sula
nuva
in t’al varto l’aio
a paso s’cito naso
al criso
in tra le feile douto reiddo
douto reido cumo mei

stihovi Loredana Bogliun
CD “sve pasiva”, Cantus 2003
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A LITTLE SONG

a beautiful day lives
under the sky
blissful
the hot sun is shining
the cicada sings
o how it sings
whwn she sings
she falls in love
she falls in love like me

a single caress
on my body
new
the garlick is sprouting
in the garden
with limpid movement
it grow
between the rows it all laughs
it all laughs like me

lyrics by Loredana Bogliun
CD “sve pasiva”/all fades away”, Cantus 2003

Canto amoroso short

Written By: Tamara Obrovac

CANTO AMOROSO

con ti divento una rosa
la tua dona amorosa
solo con ti….

ooooo con ti me sento piena, tuta intiera
come un fior de primavera
che ga cressù

dentro de mi ti son solo ti
dentro de mi ti son solo ti
cantando, o balando

per ti questa canzon la xe sonada
nel mio cuor la go trovada
e la go cantà

oooooo con ti son dona vera inamorada
e dal vento son tocada
e go balà

ma nel mio cuor el tuo odor
nel mio cuor el tuo odor
che resta come tempesta

balando cantando
balando cantando

o mio amor el tuo odor
nel mio cuor
che resta come tempesta
dentro de mi

balando cantando
balando cantando

Discography

the bands are different for each CD, please check the "discography", and "bands" menu on my website www.tamaraobrovac.com

"Madirosa"
Tamara Obrovac transhistria ensemble / Epoque string quartet
released: 2011, Aquarius records/Cantus, Croatia
style: Contemporary Mediterranean jazz / classical
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Necu vise jazz kantati / I won't sing jazz anymore"
Tamara Obrovac transhistria electric
released: 2009, Aquarius records, Croatia
style: Ethnic jazz/soul & funk
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“Daleko je... / Is faraway..."
Tamara Obrovac transhistria ensemble
released: 2005, Aquarius records, Croatia
style: Contemporary Mediterranean jazz
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"Crni Kos/Das lied der amsel "
Tamara Obrovac/Georg Kusztrich
released: 2005, Extraplatte, Austria
style: Ethnic jazz /world
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"Sve pasiva / All fades away"
Tamara Obrovac transhistria ensemble
released: 2003, Aquarius records, Croatia
style: Contemporary Mediterranean jazz
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"Transhistria”
Tamara Obrovac transhistria ensemble
released: 2001, Cantus, Croatia
style: Ethnic Jazz
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"Ulika”
Tamara Obrovac quartet
released: 1998, CBS, Croatia
style: Contemporary Mediterranean jazz
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“Triade”
Tamara Obrovac & trio
released: 1996, Croatian composer’s society, Croatia
style: Contemporary Mediterranean jazz

Set List

depends on the venue, and the mood...:-)