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Copilul de Aur & Laura Vass - Te-as sechestra, te-as sigila (Official Video) 2015

When I started to study Romanian in 2004, I was not sure how to go about it. I had a wonderful teacher Georgiana Galateanu from UCLA. I really wanted to catch up on my knowledge of Romanian. She was always so kind and motivating that I was able to make some great progress in relatively short time. One thing, I remember vividly is her advice to listen to Romanian Radio and Songs. In that advice, I found four additional teachers of Romanian language. The most important among these were undoubtedly Laura Vass and Sorin Copilul de Aur. Laura kind of reminded me of my past in India. Her songs with Sorin Copilul de Aur like Buzele Tale, and Cine e inima mea were highly instructional. But then my life put me in Turkic Studies and I soon forgot about them. Also, Laura Vass apparently disappeared from the pop scene of Romania.

Yesterday, I got a surprise phone call from a dear friend from Romania. Her voice sounded as if she was in next room. Her friendship, I have always cherished through out past eleven years. I had not spoken to her now for three more years, but here buna ziua was as if Spring has reborn. Thus I started to think about Romania and of course murfatlar, sarmale and all that good stuff. I also thought of Laura and Sorin. And I was glad to see that they are back together singing after almost 10  years of absence. We age, so do the singers. However there music continues to bring us glimpses of the past that we loved. Here are some of their new clips below.

Esti diamantul meu cel pretios Cat te iubesc esti printul meu frumos Te voi pastra la fel ca pe comori La cutia de valori Te pretuiesc bijuteria Vei fi printesa mea toata viata Te voi pastra la fel ca pe comori La cutia de valori
Vreau printsul din dubai...I want a prince from Dubai by Laura Vass
Buzele Tale Remix

Va multumesc foarte mult Sorin și Laura pentru a fi profesorii mei de Manele și limba română.


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