Kashtin — Akua Tuta
Album: Akua Tuta
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Released: 1994
Length: 4:49
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Akua tuta tshekuan kaminekuin
Akua tuta
Naketuenta kiei tshin tshekuan
Kanetaunekuin

Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey

Akua tuta
Akua tuta tshekuan kakunuene mekuin
Akua tuta
Naketuanta kiei tshin tshekuan kauitshikuin

Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey

Akua tshe tessinnu
Akua tuta nete kiei tshin kanetaunekuin
Akua tshe mushumenut
Akua kiei tshukumenut eshei
Akua tshe tuassimenut
Akua kiei tsheshimenut eshei

Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey


Translation:


Be careful what you do
Be careful
With what has been given to you
The way you were raised

Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey

Be careful what you do
With the thing you protect
Be careful what you do
With what has helped you

Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey

Take care of our land
Be careful of the way you were raised
Take care of our grandfathers
Take care of our grandmothers, too
Take care of your children
And your brother's and sister's children, too

Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
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Nice! Love this song.

I recommend people also try listening to The Jerry Cans - Northern Lights.
Great to hear that one again. Such a great sound and so short a time.
 eveliko wrote:
Another song which proves that a song can contain only 3 chords, but be human, unlike Goldfish copy-paste style.

 
How does the number of chords in a song determine its composer's humanity?  Does Rush make more "human" music because they cram 27 chords and multiple time changes into a single song, or are John Lee Hooker's one-chord songs more "human"?
 planet_lizard wrote:

{#Laughing} or even just another species of loon - the others make incredible sounds too, but the music world seems obsessed with this one.

More birds on RP!

Bill had you ever thought of a few birdsong interludes?


A fine idea  {#Clap}. I vote for curlews and oystercatchers on top of your loons.

When the UK digital radio service BBC6 was in development, to act as a placeholder on its frequency it played a loop of woodland noises, including birdsong, which turned out to be extraordinarily popular with listeners, including this one.

 agkagk wrote:
Wow! Haven't heard these guys for 20+ years. I'd forgotten they existed.

 
Makenzie is still making music.
Wow! Haven't heard these guys for 20+ years. I'd forgotten they existed.
Another song which proves that a song can contain only 3 chords, but be human, unlike Goldfish copy-paste style.
 That_SOB wrote:
Lumpy13 wrote:
Why is Ashton Kutcher singing about Tuna?  Oh wait, my bad,  maybe need to slow up on the scotch. 
 
ROTFLMAO..... No disrespect to the song, but this is a very funny comment, one that I'll be laughing about all day.

PS. The Canadian 1 dollar coin (commonly called Loonie) is a gold-coloured one-
dollar coin introduced in 1987. It bears images of a common loon.
For those who have never heard the call/cry of the Loon, while it is woeful, it is unique
and beautiful.

 
I have to agree with you, one of the better comedy comments I have seen for a while, keep it up Lumpy!
... Also this song seems to be going on for a L-O-N-G time, enough already
 Grammarcop wrote:
The loon is cool, but how about equal time for the Kirtland's Warbler?

 
{#Laughing} or even just another species of loon - the others make incredible sounds too, but the music world seems obsessed with this one.

More birds on RP!

Bill had you ever thought of a few birdsong interludes?

How about a Thrush Nightingale to kick us off?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQUuxQJFJqU
Amazing that RP's playing Kashtin!  Haven't heard them in maybe 15 years...?  And never this cut--Love the fiddle!
Claude McKenzie what a voice!
{#Daisy}
 Grammarcop wrote:
The loon is cool, but how about equal time for the Kirtland's Warbler?
 
Whereas others prefer the penduline tit.
Northern lakes and Loon calls at dusk - you can actually loon call back and forth to the birds.

.  Mark Twain may have settled for Bermuda, but not me >>>
 Lumpy13 wrote:
Why is Ashton Kutcher singing about Tuna?  Oh wait, my bad,  maybe need to slow up on the scotch. 
 

ROTFLMAO..... No disrespect to the song, but this is a very funny comment, one that I'll be laughing about all day.

PS. The Canadian 1 dollar coin (commonly called Loonie) is a gold-coloured one-
dollar coin introduced in 1987. It bears images of a common loon.
For those who have never heard the call/cry of the Loon, while it is woeful, it is unique
and beautiful.

 alux wrote:

The birdcalls are loons, not curlews—Kashtin is from Canada, where loons are iconic birds of Northern lakes all across the forest and tundra.  They do occur in UK waters too, where they are known as divers.   The loon call in question is from the Common Loon, or the Great Northern Diver for you Brits.     
 
Doesn't one also appear on the back of the Canadian dollar coin?

First heard this on the soundtrack for a early-to-mid 1990's TV show, "Due South", as I was about to move up to the Great White North.  Dying for some poutine!
Fabulous structure.........
The loon is cool, but how about equal time for the Kirtland's Warbler?
Why is Ashton Kutcher singing about Tuna?  Oh wait, my bad,  maybe need to slow up on the scotch.