We shall overcome
by SevenStrings, Thu Mar 20, 2008 at 09:27:11 PM EDT
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).
This is one that I really liked: a young father singing it for his son. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXY-fgwZu u8
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:
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.