Day 15: Musical Advent Calendar 2018

Artist: 周聰 呂紅 (Zhou Cong & Lu Hong) Title: 聖誕歌聲 Language: Chinese (Cantonese) Translation: Translates as ‘Christmas Song’, and is a version of ‘Jingle Bells’. Cantonese word for Christmas: 圣诞 (Pinyin: Shèngdàn) One of the loveliest versions of’Jingle Bells’ I have ever heard! I believe this is from the late 1950s, but cannot be absolutely sure. While this is not...

Day 11: Musical Advent Calendar 2018

Artist: Dragørbørnene Title: Vinterbyøster Language: Danish Translation: ? – awaiting clarification on this… This song is from the televised 1973 Danish children’s advent calendar “Vinterbyøster”, and was written by Asger Pedersen and Niels Jørgen Steen. From what I have read, there seems to be a circus (?) before Christmas in this (animated) town, and the advent calendar focuses on the...

Day 10: Musical Advent Calendar 2018

Artist: Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe Title: Aires de Navidad Language: Spanish Translation: It means ‘Christmas Tunes’. ‘Aires’ can mean music / tunes, or wind. I was hoping they weren’t singing about wind, lol! This translating lark is tricky! Having had a look at the lyrics, it is definitely about singing 🙂 Another lovely song from their Christmas album ‘Asalto...

Skip to toolbar