This famous Roma song from Finland tells a story of a prisoner’s reflections of life. “Oh mother mine, why did you not throw me into the depths of the sea when I was a child? … Once we will see a time when the gates are opened and as soon as I get freed I will come rushing back to you”.
A song from the Mari, one of the Volga Finnic peoples in Russia. Our version is a short a cappella hymn for our linguistic and cultural sister nation. “From one root grow two flowers”.
A slave’s song: “I am a slave and I was born to be one, I am a slave of the rich. When I talk to the forest about my yearning the echo replies from the mountain”.
A famous traditional Hungarian song where the bright stars show the young man the way to his loved one.