Military Band

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Feb 17, 2008
I don't think that politics and religion are not suitable for this forum as topics either but always love seeing and listening to the military band because every host and guest there looks so solemn and sane. Wish to know more bands in the world if anyone could recommend. Thanks.

The 3rd music in this vid is "Salute of the Guards of Honor" by JSDF which is one of my most favorite ones :salute:
Thanks mods. Yes, I meant "I don't think that politics and religion are suitable for this forum as topics either".

海行かば (Umi Yukaba = If I go away to the sea) Old Japanese national song which I love too.

This song was sung under the situation like these.
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Thanks MM too :)

Katyusa. This Russian song was very popular in Japan in the 1950s when I was a kid as Japanese veterans who were captured in Siberia introduced it after repatriation. I still love this song too.

Music has always been a political tool. Think of all the protest songs of the 1960s. Such as "We Shall Overcome"
Songs such as "Dixie" used in Minstral shows became political when adopted by the Southern States contrasted by "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" or "Marching through Georgia"
But you surprised me with the Internationale:
The Internationale is a left-wing anthem. It has been a standard of the socialist movement since the late nineteenth century. The title arises from the "First International", an alliance of workers which held a congress in 1864. It has become the anthem of communists, socialists, anarchists, democratic socialists, and social democrats.
The German version, Die Internationale, was used by East German anti-Stalinists in 1953 and again during the 1989 protests. In the German version the final line of the chorus reads: "Die Internationale erkämpft das Menschenrecht". The Internationale will win our human rights.
The Internationale in Chinese is the de facto anthem of the Communist Party of China, the national anthem of the Chinese Soviet Republic, and was a rallying song of the students and workers at the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
Soon after the October Revolution in Russia it was translated into Russian and became essentially the national anthem until 1944. It is still the official song of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and the post-1919 Soviet version is still used by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.
First two stanzas:
Stand up, ones who are branded by the curse,
All the world's starving and enslaved!
Our outraged minds are boiling,
Ready to lead us into a deadly fight.
We will destroy this world of violence
Down to the foundations, and then
We will build our new world.
He who was nothing will become everything!
Chorus (×2):
This is our final and decisive battle;
With the Internationale humanity will rise up!

No one will grant us deliverance,
Not god, nor tsar, nor hero.
We will win our liberation,
With our very own hands.
To throw down oppression with a skilled hand,
To take back what is ours —
Fire up the furnace and hammer boldly,
while the iron is still hot!
Chorus (×2)
Anti-Japanese song by the North Korean Army.
As this melody is a full copy of Japanese old song "Song of Railways", it sounds very friendly to us.

Song of Railways
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My son is in the USNA Glee Club, but I don't have any video.
He has also been invited to reprise his role in the tuba section of the Drum & Bugle Corps for the cataclysmic Army-Navy game.
Go Army! Beat Navy!

Now I'll be banned for getting political.

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