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Monday, October 02, 2006

Phoenix tour for Baba Novak

The legendary band has announced the Baba Novak tour in ten Romanian cities. It doesn't matter what age, social background, income level, the vast majority of Romanians are familiar with Phoenix songs. Some lyrics have remained famous, have been added to the Romanian vocabulary as generally valid sayings. Also several songs after the comunism period that are included in the folk and pop genres are remakes of Phoenix well-known melodies. Even though the configuration of the band has changed over the years, Phoenix has remained our favorite choice regarding the Romanian music. These famous people delivered anti-comunism messages through their songs when no one else even dared to say a word on this topic. The messages were of course expressed in metaphores and therefore a connection was created between the public and the band: people who understood and felt in the same way. Being forced to flee the country, they returned after freedom of speech was restored in Romania and exactly as the phoenix bird is resurected from its ashes, the same way the musical "bird" returned to Romanian scene. Besides the meaningful lyrics and good melody line, what impressed me related to this band is its longevity: since the original band entitled "The Saints" in 1962, until nowadays.

The tour schedule is presented below:
11th october 2006 Constanta - Casa de Cultura
12th october 2006 Braila - Sala Sporturilor
13th october 2006 Brasov -Sala Sporturilor
14th october 2006 Pitesti - Casa de Cultura
18th october 2006 Craiova - Casa Studentilor
19th october 2006 Arad - Casa de Cultura
20th october 2006 Cluj Napoca - Casa Studentilor
22th october 2006 Bistrita - Sala Sporturilor
23th october 2006 Iasi - Casa de Cultura
25th october 2006 Bucuresti - Sala Polivalenta

For those of you who are interested in finding out what songs are included in the Baba Novak album:

1. Zori de zi
2. Fluier in cer
3. Orasul scufundat
4. Pasarea de foc
5. Singur
6. Apocalipsa
7. Baba Novak
8. Haituit
9. To My Brothers…
10. Orient Express
11. Orujo
12. Mila 2 de langa 3

Tag: Phoenix lyrics

2 Comments:

  • I've never been a fan! I can listen to a few songs with other people, but this simply is not my cup of tea. i do feel kind of left out in this respect...

    By Blogger Alina, at 2:07 PM  

  • Too bad you are not a fan of Phoenix :) (kidding). I can give you some songs that I'm sure you will like, each containing interesting messages.

    By Blogger Cristina Banu, at 5:28 PM  

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