No other musician over the course of my life has brought me to the verge of tears as often as Rasmus Lyberth, a Greenlandic-speaking legend whose songs touch on the many emotions of the mortal coil and also venture into spiritual realms in ways a lot of contemporary music has forgotten to do.
In this piano mashup that I arranged myself, I used pieces from the following songs (the English translations I use were taken from the Danish “translations” provided in the track listing–and they don’t always match what the Greenlandic titles mean):
1. Siimuup Nipaa (Simon’s Voice)
2. Sooruna Oqarnak (Wedding)
3. Asallunga Oqaravit (Annette’s Song)
4. Innuneq Asaguk (Love Life)
5. Kuussuup Sinaani (The River)
6. Hey Hey
Fun fact: I actually have musical perfect pitch and so I arranged all of these without any sheet music!
Happy birthday, Rasmus!