Thursday, February 27, 2014

ZAJDI, ZAJDI /versions

ZAJDI, ZAJDI /versions


"Zajdi, zajdi, jasno sonce"

"Zajdi, zajdi, jasno sonce" (in English: "O Set, O Set, Clear Sun"; Macedonian: "Зајди, зајди, јасно сонце") is a newly composed folk song written and composed by Aleksandar Sarievski.
*Aleksandar Sarievski.

The song's melody and vocals are highly ornamented; thus, artists from the former Yugoslavia routinely perform the song live "to prove they can really sing".In Bulgaria it is considered a Bulgarian folk song.

The song was written and composed by Macedonian singer-songwriter Aleksandar Sarievski in the style of newly composed folk. Though Sarievski composed the melody, he did acknowledge that the text of "Zajdi, zajdi" was adapted from another source, saying:

“ The song "Zajdi, zajdi, jasno sonce" emerged from the folk song "Černej, goro, černej, sestro". In listening to that song and occasionally singing it, I came up with the idea to make something similar in terms of content, but with a completely different melody. So, I gradually began to sing the song, which would soon after become very popular everywhere I sung it. That song means a lot to me because it was received well by many individuals interested in folk music, but above all it means a lot to me because it was accepted by the people. Every time I'd go somewhere I think everyone present expected me to sing it. ”.

Apart from "Černej, goro, černej, sestro", the song's lyrics also bear a similarity to another Macedonian folk song ("Žali, goro, crni, sestro"). Motifs from these songs are also frequent in folk songs and oral poems across the Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria and Serbia. Other lines are also comparable to those from Lyuben Karavelov's collection of folk songs and poems published in 1878.

In 2007, greater public attention was drawn to "Zajdi, zajdi" after its melody was said to have been used for the song "Message for the Queen", by Tyler Bates, from the "300" Original motion picture soundtrack. In an interview relating to the subsequent dispute, folklorist Nikolay Kaufman stated that formulae analogous to those in "Zajdi, zajdi" are recurrent in Lyuben Karavelov's collection and claims they are adapted from it. In the same interview, another prominent folklorist, Georgi Kraev, states that the song belongs to a tradition of Balkan tavern songs.

The song has been included in numerous anthologies and has been covered by many singers from the Balkans, including Toše Proeski (probably the best-known version), Haris Džinović, Šerif Konjević, Karolina Gočeva, Gloriya, among many others.
An instrumental version of the song was recorded by the Serbian rock band "Smak" on their album "Zašto ne volim sneg", and was later re-released on the band's guitarist Radomir Mihajlović's solo album "Byzantine Blue". Serbian rock band "Neverne Bebe" recorded a cover of Smak song "Daire", incorporating a part of Smak version of "Zajdi, zajdi" into the song. Macedonian band "Mizar" also covered the song as "Zlatno sonce", also "Zajdi zajdi" by Garabet Tavitjan & Paramecium, from Macedonia.
A version of the song influenced by rock music is due to be released by Bulgarian singer Rosi Pandova.

 * Radomir Mihajlović Točak, solo guitar, band SMAK from Serbia
/Title     /Artist     /Album    
- Zajdi Zajdi Jasno Sonce     Aleksandar Sarievski 
- Zajdi, zajdi (2)     Aleksandar Sarievski 
- Zajdi Zajdi     Alma Nova  

- Zajdi Zajdi     Almer & Nirvan 
- Zajdi Zajdi     Amira        
- Zaidi, Zaidi Iasno Slantze        Azis 
- Zajdi Zajdi     Balkanto Vero    

- Zajdi Zajdi (soundtrack, extended version)     Battlefield 1
- Zajdi, zajdi     Biseri              
- Zajdi Zajdi (1999)     Boki Milosević          
- Zajdi, zajdi        Bora Dugić           
- Zajdi Zajdi     Brankica Vasić (Vasilisa)  

- Zajdi, zajdi        Vasilisa  
 - Zajdi Zajdi (Savior OST)         David Robbins     Savior OST   
- Zajdi Zajdi     Dina Rizvić                    
- Zajdi, zajdi     Garabet Tavitjan & Paramecium
- Zajdi Zajdi     Grupa Frenky             
- Zajdi Zajdi (live)     Hanka Paldum   
- Zajdi Zajdi     Iva Davidova
- Zajdi zajdi     Jelena Tomasević      
- Zajdi zajdi (1984)     Luis       

- Zajdi, zajdi        Milanka Arandjelović   
- Zajdi, zajdi        Neverne Bebe    
- Zajdi, zajdi        Nikolina Chakardakova    

- Zajdi Zajdi Jasno Sonce        Nina Spirova   
- Zajdi Zajdi        Odjila            
- Zajdi Zajdi        Siki              
- Zajdi zajdi (1981)        Smak (Radomir Mihailovic Tocak)     Zasto ne volim sneg         1981  - Zajdi Zajdi        Suntribe           
- Zajdi Zajdi        Szapora      
- Zajdi Zajdi        Šaban Šaulić   
- Zajdi Zajdi Jasno Sonce        Toše Proeski 
- Message for the queen (300 OST)        Tyler Bates     300 OST   
- Zajdi Zajdi        Vasilić Nenad Balkan Band   



Garabet Tavitjan & Paramecium

Brankica Vasić (Vasilisa)  


 * U znak sećanja na Todora Tošea Proeskog (1981-2007). 
Toše Proeski i numera "Zajdi, Zajdi" *