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    Aziza history

    Im sure Ill get busted for this but..eh..what can someone tell me about the song Aziza?


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    Re: Aziza history

    Here's an earlier thread on it:
    History of Aziza (the song)
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    Re: Aziza history

    thank you! It kinda died so was hoping for more info if possible.


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    Re: Aziza history

    Hey there. What sort of info do you seek. Is it history you're after or something more technical about the composition (if so, let me know how technical. I don't wanna give yo a headach).


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    Re: Aziza history

    The song is from a movie called Aziza. Here's a clip of Naima Akef dancing to the song. It doesn't relate back to the movie but she was in a movie called Aziza.

    I guess the music is dubbed in but I think she is really dancing to the song Aziza.



    Here's another clip that identifies the movie as Aziza as well as a background of the story. This scene is in the first clip I posted and begins at 3:17 in the first clip.



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    Re: Aziza history

    More scenes from the movie. Unfortunately it has a sad ending:





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    Re: Aziza history

    Thank you!
    Looking to get as much info as possible. Our assignment for the song is to break it down by counts and then I believe eventually choreograph it. bonus points for any and all history we can find.
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    Re: Aziza history

    Find the clip on youtube of Naima Akef dancing to Aziza posted by lebdancer if you want the back story to the film. The notes are excellent


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    Re: Aziza history

    here's some info. the song is really famous and well known in turkey too. it is called "Azize". the score is the same, but they lyrics are turkish. it is pretty synonymous with belly dance(rs). Search the forum, i think I may have provided a translation of the turkish version once or twice!


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    Re: Aziza history

    Quote Originally Posted by aasiyah View Post
    here's some info. the song is really famous and well known in turkey too. it is called "Azize". the score is the same, but they lyrics are turkish. it is pretty synonymous with belly dance(rs). Search the forum, i think I may have provided a translation of the turkish version once or twice!
    thanks! I found the lyrics in turkish but not english so that would be helpful


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    Re: Aziza history

    Quote Originally Posted by lisashimmy View Post
    Thank you!
    Looking to get as much info as possible. Our assignment for the song is to break it down by counts and then I believe eventually choreograph it. bonus points for any and all history we can find.
    Mary Ellen Donald's books have a rhythmic breakdown of Aziza, looking into that may be useful? And, the sheet music is fairly easy to find.

    As Assiyah said, there are also wonderful Turkish recordings. I always get a happy giggle from Zeki Muren singing Azize:

    I believe the Turkish lyrics can be summarized as "Oh Azize, don't leave me." :-)
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    Re: Aziza history

    And, there are officially MORE THAN ONE turkish version!!! I had not heard the version that Steffib just posted before, and know a different set of lyrics!

    The lyrics that Steffib posted are saying:
    sev diyorsun azizem = you say love me my azize
    seni nasil seveyim = how can i love you
    vefakar oldugunu ben nerden bileyim = without knowing if you are loyal

    ah azize, ah azize = ah azize LOL
    yalvaririm gel gitme = i beg you, come, don't leave
    cok mesudum ben seninle = i am very content with you
    beni terk etme = don't leave me

    Whereas the OTHER version I know (the lyrics used in this version) goes:

    ben her gece baska bir yerde geziyorum sensiz = every night i am wandering a different place without you
    etme eyleme = don't do this
    girme su kalbime = don't enter my heart

    ben her gece baska bir yerde iciyorum sensiz = every night i am drinking at a different place with out you
    bir sehir gibi dolma kadehlere = don't fill (enter) the wine glasses (herself) like a poison

    ah azize..
    yarmisin bana sen azize? = are you a love/partner for me, you azize?
    gozleri yalan = with eyes that are lies
    sozleri yalan = with words that are lies
    sanki seytansin = its like you're the devil

    sen bende bir ruya gibi = you are like a dream
    omrumde bir ceza gibi = or a punishment to my life(existance)
    aslinda bir gunah gibi = actually, like a sin
    ben kalbimde seni sonduremem = In my heart, I cant sustain you
    ah azize..
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    Re: Aziza history

    forgot the link!


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    Re: Aziza history

    Tesekkurler! I started taking Turkish classes (which are so much fun) to be able to translate lyrics, this is a great practice example. The nice thing about Zeki is that even a beginning student can figure out some of the words.

    From what I understand, it is quite common in Turkish music to adapt songs, incl. the lyrics, this is a fine example. I am wondering who holds the rights for the different lyrics.


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