Just want to listen

On this planet, I loved the most 3 things made by humans. First, good humor which is the gleam of intelligence. Second, good heavy metal music- mostly guitar sounds into this music genre. Third, good books. Except these three, for the others I am not sure I love or not.

And most people think that, escpecially good heavy metal or metal bands comes out from west. In first look, probably they can be right, truthfully when thinking the metal genre borned in west, this leads that this genre has more opportunity to develop itself in western countries. Actually, the real struggle has become at east. Many band at eastern contries, on the contrary their countries’ music culture, that eastern metal bands worked harder more than their western equivalents. Because, they did not have to chance becoming popular like the western metal bands. These happened in the days when internet wasn’t widespread in global scale.

When internet fulls around the people, everybody got the chance to listen many music bands from almost every corner of the planet. And the people saw that SOME THINGS HAVE NO LIMITS; like metal music.

They saw that the good representers of this genre in young generation, has been rising from east. Even these eastern young representers started to become more good than the many western bands, compared to western equivalents in their age groups.

I want to share two of them into these eastern new genaration metal musicians. Both two of them is from Russia. I always believe that I do have good taste in heavy metal genre and some subcategories of metal genre, as the representer of the extraterrestrials on this planet.:) However, I think, you need to listen and you need to decide I am right or wrong, my earthling friends.

First, Dmitry Demyanenko, Дмитрий Демьяненко. He is guitarist and composer of the “Shokran” band. He was born in 1991.

Here is one of his songs and performance:

The other is Sergey Golovin, Сергей Головин. I could not find his birth date, but I guess, he was borned in early 1990’s like Dmitry. But, on the contrary Dmitry, Sergey is kind of a lone wolf.:) He makes instrumental albums by himself. Even I have read in a review, in his “Changes” album, Golovin wrote all the material, he arranged all by himself and played the guitar, bass guitar, keyboard instruments, and also programmed the drums.

Here is one of his songs and performance:

What do you think, am I right about them? 😉

You can see that many people from western countries, they put the good comments below performances on youtube of the “Shokran” band, Dmitry Demyanenko and Sergey Golovin. Because the music listeners give the good musicans their due without discrimination west or east. Also for me, “Shokran” band, Dmitry Demyanenko and Sergey Golovin are successful from now. I feel the reflection on me of mood of their rhythms in their musics; even like I can hold it and shape it. This is success. I belive that, we will hear their names and musics more a lot in next years.

While the politicians(mostly western politicians) try to drive each other into corner and separate the people in whole world, music is gathering. I do not want to hear the statements of politicians, the world’s dirty politics, all the contentless and unnecessary talks, also propagandist words, I want to listen only good music, next to the voice of nature. Let’s give hope to survive of the planet on the name of good music!

Надеюсь, однажды я могу слушать вас на том же этапе на концерте. Также после концерта мы можем говорить о музыке, и отражение этого в космосе. 🙂 Спасибо, Сергей, Дмитрий и Shokran за ваше существование на этой планете!

 

 

 

 

A song, an animal, a language and a culture

Aq Bure “Ак Бүре”, is Tatar Folk Metal band which was established by 5 musicians in Feb, 2013. With the description in their Face book account:

“Ак Бүре” or Aq Bure is a folk musical band performing in folk metal style combining exceptionally spiritual polished by centuries kryashen and light playful Tatar tunes with power and force of Metal sounding.”

“Aq Bure” means “White Wolf.” Due to the Wolf is being the head Turkish mythological animal, (so Turks symbol) in almost all Turkish republics in Central Asia, so in the following countries:
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Republic of Dagestan, Bashkortostan, Republic of Tatarstan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Tuvan People’s Republic, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Altai Republic, Karachay-Balkar, Gagauzia, Khakassia, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Chuvash Republic, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Karachay-Cherkess Republic and Republic of Turkei, it can be found many works about Wolf. Even, the meaning of Bashkortostan which is one of these countries is the right wolves.

For example, Bamsı Beyrek who is the best-known hero of Turkish mythology, is “Kam Bure Bey”’s son.
Kam is the name which is given the head Shaman in Turk nations. He can be bad or good.
Bure means wolf
Bey means lord

Besides, the upper writing that is at the picture of wolf-headed man on the song’s video, is Gok/Kok Turkish/Göktürkçe which is the oldest written Turkish language. Göktürk alphabet, with the other name Orkhon alphabet has been used for this writing. This language had been also used Orkhon Inscriptions and Yenisei inscriptions. Göktürkçe is the first written language of Turkey and it is considered as the main Turkish language. Runic alphabet is used. Archaeologists who worked in the area at the end of 1800’s, when they saw the first of this writing, they had thought that this should be Scandinavian runic alphabet. But it was not. And now there is something amazing but true that, old runic Finnish language and Göktürkçe are two written languages the closest to each other.

There are 3 Orkhon inscriptions. These three were made for the Khagan Kul Tigin and his brother Bilge Khagan and head deputy Tonyukuk of East Göktürk dynasty. These three stones are called “bengü taşlar” so “eternal stone” in the texts of the stones. It was named for wish to remain until eternity. Each one has four faces and approximately 3.5-4 meters in length; there is writing on every face. They have been erected between the years 716-732. The writing above has been quoted from Tonyukuk inscription. (***)

The meaning of Göktürk that was given the name to Göktürk Khanate (552-744), is SkyTurk. And the flag of the Göktürk Khanate consists on a blue background with water green color wolf head.

In addition, todays at rally or meetings of Turkish nationalists make a hand sign that was given the name wolf sign. In fact, it is often mixed with Devil horns. 🙂

(While Turkish nationalists party MHP’s leader Devlet Bahceli makes this sign at party meeting at this photo)

Even in 2009 at Unirock Festival, Istanbul, two person who were join this festival, have make devil horn when Tayyip Erdogan’s convoy has passed on the road and then they were taken to the police station for questioning. They came up before the judge with charge of disrespect to statesman. Most likely, the body guards of the Prime Minister R. Tayyip Erdogan, they perceived this sign as wolf sign of the Turkish nationalist MHP party. After then these two people have been released, they had made the following statement:
“We said to the police that we are Metal music fan. When the police officers heard our words, they made us listen to Pop music” 🙂 (*)

This photo is from Iran. A football match of Traxtor football team which has nicknamed Red Wolves in the city of Tabriz. 25 million Turks living in Iran. And every match of this team for them, a struggle for existence. As you can see, the fans are making the wolf sign. (**)

Let’s turn back to the band “Aq Bure”

Their song which I shared here is a very old Kazan Tatar folk song adaptation. I could not find the original. But, there is one that has broadcasted a program in Tatarstan state television, even if not original, it is the most closer on the web. It also follows.

First: The song lyrics in Tatar language, as follows:
Сандугачлар ияләшкән
Су эчәргә миләштән.
Кайгыларым бетәр иде
Сине күреп сөйләшсәм.

Эх, тала, тала, тала,
Тала ике беләгем.
Нигә тала, нигә яна
Нигә яна йөрәгем?

Агыйлделгә басма салдым
Каенын сайлап кына.
Яннарына барыр идем
Кош булып сайрап кына.

Эх, тала, тала, тала,
Тала ике беләгем.
Нигә тала, нигә яна
Нигә яна йөрәгем?

Агыйделкәйне кичкәндә
Җырлыйм ишкәк ишкәндә.
Өзелә үзәк, яна йөрәк
Җаныем искә төшкәндә.

Эх, тала, тала, тала,
Тала ике беләгем.
Нигә тала, нигә яна
Нигә яна йөрәгем?

Агыйдел суы тирбәлә
Уртасында сал булса.
Суга салсаң, калкып чыгар,
Безгә насыйп яр булса

Эх, тала, тала, тала,
Тала ике беләгем.
Нигә тала, нигә яна
Нигә яна йөрәгем?

Second: It is reading like that:

Sanduğaçlar iäläşkän
Su eçärgä miläştän,
Sağınuların betär ide,
Sineñ belän söyläşsäm.

İh, tala, tala, tala,
Tala ike belägem:
Nigä tala, nigä yana
Nige yana yörägem?

Ağidelgä basma saldım,
Qayının saylap qına,
Yannarıña barır idem
Qoş bulıp sayrap qına.

İh, tala, tala, tala,
Tala ike belägem:
Nigä tala, nigä yana
Nige yana yörägem?

Ağidelkäyne kiçkändä
Cırlím işkäk işkändä,
Özelä üzäk, yana yöräk,
Can iäm iskä töşkändä.

İh, tala, tala, tala,
Tala ike belägem
Nigä tala, nigä yana
Nige yana yörägem?

Ağidel suı tirbälä,
Urtasında sal bulsa.
Suğa salsañ, qalqıp çığa,
Bezgä nasíp yar bulsa!

İh, tala, tala, tala,
Tala ike belägem
Nigä tala, nigä yana
Nige yana yörägem?

The first part looks like Russian, but it is not:) The second part looks like Turkish, but it is not:) Both of them are Tatar language.

If someone who knows the Turkish, has a good ear can solve meanings of these words. Even if this person couldn’t understand in written form with a population of about 250 million at Central Asia Turk nations and Turkmen at Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, he/she can easily understand what they said. If we think the average population of Turk origin people is approximately 350 million (included Republic of Turkey) on this planet; this is really easy way to communication 🙂 Because, the words meanings and sounds are the same parallels in the 20 Turkish republics that I mentioned at the first, and the others. For example, the name of this song:

With Tatar language: “Nige yana yörägem?”
With Turkish in Republic of Turkey: “Niye yanar yüreğim?”
With Azerbaijani: “səbəb yanar ürəyim?”

And here it’s English translation 🙂
With English: “why my heart hurts?”

(*) http://www.milliyet.com.tr/Siyaset/HaberDetay.aspx?aType=HaberDetay&KategoriID=4&ArticleID=1121281&Date=25.07.2009&b=Konvoya+metalci+selami+verince+sorgulandilar

(**)
http://www.yarisaha.com/traxtor-bir-turk-takimi/

(***)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkic_Khaganate

“Aq bure” photo was taken from band face book account:
https://www.facebook.com/aqbure