Gili Gio

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A drumming song from Maraloko on the island of Flores in Indonesia. This is actually two songs mashed into one — “Gili Gio” and “Seu Sidu Seda,” both of which appear on one of French-Canadian ethnomusicologist Francis Corpataux’s extraordinary collections of children’s songs from around the world. This one appears on “Les Chants Des Enfants Du Monde vol. 4” which features children’s songs from Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

[wpspoiler name=”Lyrics of All Around This World version” style=”aatw-other” open=”true”]Gili gio kee-tah gili gi
Thankful for the harvest, thankful for the sky
Thankful for the rice and thankful for our lives
Gili gio kee-tah gili gi
Gili gio kee-tah gili gi
Thankful for the harvest, thankful for the sky
Thankful for the rice and thankful for our lives
Sea sidu seda sahee dulah gayah
Sea sidu seda sahee dulah gayah
Now all the rice is clean, before we start to eat
Now all the rice is clean, before we start to eat We’re thankful for the harvest, thankful for the sky
Thankful for the rice and thankful for our lives[/wpspoiler]
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SEA SIDU SEDA

When the women cleaned the rice and it is clean, it is at this point that belongs to us and we can eat.

The soloist encourages workers.

Song accompanying clean rice by women using vans.

Mataloko village is located in the island volcanic zone. The houses in this area are of wood or plaited palm leaves and usually covered with a roof of palm leaves as well. They are tight against each other and aligned to form a large central square where the funeral homes are built.

GILI GIO

The harvest was plentiful.

The community thanks the gods for the gift of the harvest. The song rhythm a dance performed at harvest rice.

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