MUSIC

Melting together uplifting reggae beats with traditional gypsy music, we present a new, distinct musical style with influences from Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia.  Below, you can check out our latest tracks and videos, as well as our lyrics.  You can even sign up to our monthly newsletter and receive a free copy of our debut EP!

ALBUMS

BAMBOO TAMBOURINE EP

 

Our first EP, recorded and produced in a home studio in Pai by Norbert Allermann, is the perfect showcase of Bamboo Tambourine’s unique style.  These five songs – a combination of instrumental and vocal tracks – reveal how the band seamlessly fuse reggae and gypsy music while expressing the numerous emotions and experiences that come with being travelling musicians.

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VIDEOS

LYRICS

WORKING POOR MAN

Working poor man, my payment just moves from my bank to another bank. Working poor man, I’m selling my soul to society every day.

Working poor man, my money just flies, and never stops in my hands. Working poor man, I’m praying for the end of my work everyday.

Wake up in the dark, turn off the alarm, jumping in the car and then driving two hours. Every tired face that keeps suffering from the stress, there’s no magic place, though I feel so depressed. It’s not even a fair price we’ve got, I spend fourteen hours per day but I’m still counting cash. Can’t force myself no more for this slavery life in big cities.

Working poor man, my payment just moves from my bank to another bank. Working poor man, I’m selling my soul to society every day.

Working poor man, my money just flies, and never stops in my hands. Working poor man, I’m praying for the end of my work everyday.

Come back home in the dark, open the door, straight down to take a shower and cook diner for myself. I’m looking on the table there’s a mountain of bills, there’s no way to escape this controlling system. It’s not even a fair deal we’ve got, you can’t grow your own veggies but you still pay for your taxes. I don’t need this kind of pressure no more, I have no time for your bullshit.

Working poor man, your payment just moves from your bank to another bank. Working poor man, you’re selling your soul to society every day.

Working poor man, your money just flies, and never stops in your hands. Working poor man, I’m praying for the end of  your work everyday.

FREEDOM CRY

I’ve been travelling, looking for somewhere a magic place, playing my guitar everywhere I go. How many borders we have to cross in our entire life ? There’s no mercy if you stay over the limit.

Freedom crying, freedom crying, freedom crying everywhere you go, freedom crying.

I have no religion, but I’m looking for the true spirituality, playing for myself everyday. How many papers we have to sign for their security ? It’s for nothing, nothing for our ghetto. No more justice in their laws, so much pressure will force to be another one. There’s no ID or nationality for our sacred  world. Respect the love is all we need.

Freedom crying, freedom crying, freedom crying everywhere you go, freedom crying.

Freedom crying, freedom crying, freedom crying, freedom crying.

USESHIPA MOSHIRI

I know she can talk with the fire, and no one knows how she can read the future. She was born from Lord of Thunder. In front of her, nothing you can hide.

She is standing strong for the world against unfair. And she gives all her selfless love to her fifty sons and daughters. Her spirit is shining gold with her human nature and people around of her can feel warm inside.

IAI LAI LAI KERE USESHIPA MOSHIRI. IAI LAI LAI KERE ASIRI RELA. IAI LAI LAI KERE USESHIPA MOSHIRI. IAI LAI LAI KERE USESHIPA ASIRI RELA. ASIRI RELA. ASIRI RELA. ASIRI RELA.

She’s the last one ever true chaman healer. Her prayer is a message from Ainu Moshiri. Her party will take over for another thousands of years. She is the wind, keeps our fire burn inside.

IAI LAI LAI KERE USESHIPA MOSHIRI. IAI LAI LAI KERE ASIRI RELA. IAI LAI LAI KERE USESHIPA MOSHIRI. IAI LAI LAI KERE ASIRI RELA. IAI LAI LAI KERE USESHIPA MOSHIRI. IAI LAI LAI KERE ASIRI RELA IAI LAI LAI KERE USESHIPA MOSHIRI. IAI LAI LAI KERE USESHIPA ASIRI RELA.  ASIRI RELA. ASIRI RELA. ASIRI RELA.