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Old April 28, 2012, 07:53 AM
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Not that this is an absolute measurement, but during the last Olympics at Beijing, The Guardian of UK published an article where the author named Bangladeshi national anthem 4th best in the world.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musi...nalanthemchart
Yes seriously! I know the lyrics is a bit geographical (and also not energetic in a battle/war sense) ..but the instrumental version just stirs you up!!!

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Old April 28, 2012, 07:55 AM
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The Guardian guy describes it as ''A wonderful anthem that sounds like it was written for a stroll along the Seine. Which is probably not the image the Bangladeshi composer had in mind, but still.''

The Seine is a long river in France..lol!!
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Old April 28, 2012, 08:25 AM
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Yup I enjoyed Kazakhstan's anthem very much- borat version that is
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Old April 28, 2012, 08:28 AM
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I don't really mind our national anthem, talks about the beauty of Bangladesh
I find it interesting how Rabindranath wrote Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka's anthem!
Tagore wrote Srilanka's anthem? Where did you get that from? :rofl: It was Tagore's student.
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Old April 28, 2012, 08:28 AM
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The Seine flows thru Paris.
What the writer meant was the serenity and beauty around Seine.
A stroll along the Seine in Paris with your loved one is the epitome of romance.
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Old April 28, 2012, 08:32 AM
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The Guardian guy describes it as ''A wonderful anthem that sounds like it was written for a stroll along the Seine. Which is probably not the image the Bangladeshi composer had in mind, but still.''

The Seine is a long river in France..lol!!
it could be Burigonga

btw,wasn't there a similar thread regarding "Change our flag" in FC section?
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Old April 28, 2012, 08:38 AM
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The Guardian guy describes it as ''A wonderful anthem that sounds like it was written for a stroll along the Seine. Which is probably not the image the Bangladeshi composer had in mind, but still.''

The Seine is a long river in France..lol!!
Tagore was highly influenced by Padma.....as a result he even built a house at Shilaidaha Kushtia. His love for Padma must be reflected in his songs/poems, may not be in words but in mood/rhythm of it. Guardian guy could have had spent a lot of time along the banks of seine....to be able to quickly relate the feelings to that.... Riverside feelings could be quiet similar.
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Old April 28, 2012, 08:40 AM
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Tagore wrote Srilanka's anthem? Where did you get that from? :rofl: It was Tagore's student.
The news has surfaced only recently.

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Like Bangladesh and India, Rabindranath Tagore is the writer of Sri Lankan National Anthem too. We all knew that, Rabindranath is the writer of national anthem of Bangladesh and India. But it is now newly explored that, he is the writer of Lankan anthem too. News reported in Bangla News 24.

Basically, a student of Tagore named Samarkun has translated a Bengali Rabindra song before while Sri Lanka was not independent. Sri Lanka was a British colony before their independence in 1948. Samarkun was studying in Biswabharati where Tagore was his teacher. Once, Samarkun requested his teacher to write a song for his country.

Then Rabindranath Tagore wrote down the song in Bengali. Samarkun translated it and the translated version approved by the committee on national anthem.

Source : http://www.dhakanews.info/sri-lankan...ranath-tagore/
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Though it is not confirmed yet whether Tagore indeed wrote the Sri Lankan anthem, but he did have some influential connection to the song.

This is what Wikipedia has to say:

Sri Lanka Matha is the national anthem of Sri Lanka. The song was written and composed by the Ananda Samarakoon in 1940, and was later adopted as the national anthem in 1951. It was written when Sri Lanka was still a British colony and was initially written as a tribute to Sri Lanka, expressing sentiments of freedom, unity and independence, and not for the purpose of serving as a national anthem. The song however became very popular throughout the 1940's and when Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948 it was chosen to be the national anthem, 3 years later. The first independence day it was sung was in 1952. Ananda Samarakoon was Rabindranath Tagore's student and the tune is influenced by Tagore's genre of music.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka_Matha
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Old April 28, 2012, 08:48 AM
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^Well writing the anthem and being the influence behind it are two different things. If there is any credible source that claims Tagore wrote it, only then we can believe it. Anyway, not that surprised that the writer got influenced by Tagore since Tagore was the biggest poet accoladewise in the subcontinent at that time.
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Old April 28, 2012, 09:50 AM
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Sri Lanka Matha is another melodious slow paced anthem with peaceful words and rhythms.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsnXapGlBBg is my fav version

and the best parts are the 8 lines from

Obave apa vidya
Obamaya apa sathya
Obave apa shakthi
Apa hada thula bhakthi
Oba apa aloke
Apage anu prane
Oba apa jeevanave
Apa mukthiya obave


Even in Sinhalese they are pretty self explanatory
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Old April 28, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Roey, is is true that the songs you speak of that praise the feats of the Mukti Bahini etc. are all blood curdling and make one's hair stand on end but I'd query whether that's appropriate for a 'national anthem'. They're more war anthems than national anthems. I think a national anthem needs to reflect the spirit of the people or capture a consistent narrative through their history. Through all our history, with its constant fluctuations and upheavals, one thing that has remained consistent is our love for the motherland. It is, after all, what our freedom fighters gave their lives for.
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Old April 28, 2012, 11:49 AM
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I love my national anthem just the way it is
I think the instrumental version better though.
I believe my anthem is the best in the world.



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Roey, your youtube link of "Karar Oi Louho Kopat" doesn't work.
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Old April 28, 2012, 03:04 PM
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I never found our national anthem that catchy,I usually love our patriotic songs and sing alone sometimes but didn't happen with our anthem.
Anyway,I'd prefer this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52T1jNZcfDQ
Yes! I love this one too. Would take it any day over "Shonar Bangla."
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Old May 6, 2012, 03:30 PM
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I'm with you BK... I wish we were singing this one in school days...instead of... uff, would never miss school ...
Hope the rule would be to dance instead of standing still ...
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