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The iconic springtime song about the Roma (Gypsy) festival of Ederlezi, also known as St. George’s day. Featuring Deirdra Kiai on lead vocals. Backing vocals by Orkestar Slivovica with AJ Andrien. Lyrics in Romani.


Sa o Roma daje, oro kelena
Oro kelena, dive kerena

Sa o Roma babo, babo
Sa o Roma o daje,
Sa o Roma babo, babo, ej…
Ederlezi, Ederlezi, sa o Roma daje.

All the Roma, mother, dance the oro
Dance the oro, they make the day

All the Roma, father, father,
All the Roma, o mother,
All the Roma, father, father, Ah…
Ederlezi, Ederlezi, all the Roma, mother.


from Živeli!, released April 6, 2012



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Orkestar Šlivovica Vancouver, British Columbia

Wandering the streets of Vancouver with battered and ancient instruments, appearing and disappearing into the night, and dressed in the highest fashions of your great-grandparent’s youth, with a bottle in hand of that delicate concoction which is half of the band’s name, everything they cross paths with becomes a Balkan wedding dance party... ... more

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