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Rasa Sayang-sayange (sing)

Rasa Rasa Sayange or Sayang-Sayange is a folk song that originated from Maluku, Indonesia. This song is a folk song be sung by generations since the first to express their affection for the environment and socialization among the people of Maluku.

If you listen to, this song is like a poem or a poem like that bersahutan. Therefore, many versions of this song because the lyrics can be made on its own accord and purpose of the song.

But the lyrics were still preceded by the phrase Rasa Sayange Sayange affection, Eeee see from a distance and at the end Sayange love this song the lyrics are always ended with the sentence If there are wells in the field, we can ride a shower ... If there are long my age, may we meet again.


The song was used by the department of Tourism Malaysia to promote tourism in Malaysia, which was released around October 2007. Meanwhile, Malaysian Tourism Minister Adnan Tengku Mansor said that the song is a song archipelago Sayange Rasa Nusantara (Malay archipelago), Maluku Governor Karel Albert Ralahalu insisted the song "Rasa Sayange" belongs to Indonesia because he is a folk song that has been entrenched in the province of Maluku since the ancestors, so that Malaysia claims it is wrong. Governors look authentic proof that the song is a folk song Rasa Sayange Maluku, and after evidence is collected, will be given to the Minister of Culture and Tourism. Malaysian Tourism Minister Adnan Tengku Mansor said that the people of Indonesia can not prove that the song Rasa Sayange an Indonesian folk song. However, evidence is found. 'Pain Sayange' first known recorded music companies Lokananta Solo 1962. On November 11, 2007, the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Malaysia, Rais Yatim, acknowledging that belong to Indonesia Sayange Pain. However, there are some sources as saying that Malaysia mentioned that they recognize that Sayange Pain is common property, between Indonesia and Malaysia.

About proof of recording "Pain Sayange", evidence of the song recorded by Lokananta, Solo, Indonesia in 1962 in Gramophone records. Master recordings from the disc is still kept by the Public Corporation of the former relationship can only Surakarta Branch is Lokananta PN. This is known as the first recording of this song. LPs were distributed as souvenirs to the participants to the fourth Asian Games in Jakarta in 1962, and the song "Rasa Sayange" is one of Indonesian folk songs in the disc, along with other Indonesian ethnic songs like Happy Sorak-cheer, O Ina ni Keke, and Sengko Dainang.

This song was also sung in Hindi by Mohd Rafi and Lata in the film Mengeshkar Singapore in 1960 which diperan by Shammi Kapoor and Padmini. This song was also aired in Insulinde movies, films depicting the Dutch East Indies in 1937-1940.


Rasa Sayange
Rasa sayange... rasa sayang sayange...
Eeee lihat Ambon dari jauh rasa sayang sayange

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