We shall overcome

You do not know how beautiful King's words are until you hear it sung in other languages.

And so, on a day when race and racism threatens to pull us apart, I thought I would compile a collection of "we shall overcome" songs being sung in other languages.

Most of these are in Hindi, one in Bengali.  If anyone has a link to one in any other language, please chime in (for instance, I read of some Gujrati children singing "we shall overcome" to Hillary Clinton back in 1995 ~ supposedly, it moved even her press contingent to tears).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzLzLI4_w UY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bvNBNdgG qk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipSCbgQXS lc&feature=related

This is one that I really liked: a young father singing it for his son.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXY-fgwZu u8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBto9qoIF SA

AMRA KORBO JOY (Bengali) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm1uBSgfY MA&feature=related

And this is a really goofy one:  The Indian cricket team singing hum honge kamyab commercial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjfdjFtLv 2k&feature=related

PS:  I must say that YouTube proved to be somewhat pathetic for this.  I have heard much better renditions of "We shall overcome" myself.

PPS:  I do not know how to "embed" videos.  I would be much obliged if anyone could teach me how to do that.

Tags: languages, overcome, shall, we (all tags)



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I love watching old school country music performances on You Tube, like Hank Sr. at the Opry in 1951, or Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson in 1968.

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