島唄 – “Shima Uta” by The Boom (song title aka “Okinawa”) 

Ivan Chew - ProfileThis song just moves me.

Everytime.

Even though I don’t understand a word of what’s being sung.

I don’t have formal music training. I’m not sure what’s the musical notation behind the notes they play. A friend once told me they play similar notes like Balinese Gamelan. I don’t know.

All I know is that the song moves me.

For some reason.

Maybe one day I’ll be able to assimilate the distinctiveness of what makes this song so moving, and incorporate into a musical piece.

Maybe.

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~ by Ivan Chew on October 24, 2007.

4 Responses to “島唄 – “Shima Uta” by The Boom (song title aka “Okinawa”) ”

  1. This song moves me too… but my favourite version is the one sang by “Rimi Natsukawa”.

    Also the version sang to me by my good friend, Adrian 🙂

    Regards
    Diana Nightingale
    http://www.myspace.com/diana_nightingale

  2. hi, nice song my my band played the band piece of that as well

  3. love this song, brings back great memories of living in Japan
    http://www.japansugoi.com/wordpress/shima-uta-island-song-by-the-boom/

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