Title : La Tribu de Dana
Artist : Manau
Year : 1998
Album : Panique Celtique
Style : Hip-Hop/Rap
La Tribu de Dana is certainly one of my favorite song ever ! It is a local song know by every people living in the west of France, mainly in Britanny. It reminds my of my origins, because it’s where I come from !
The lyrics relates the story of a member of this tribe who is going to his first fight and doesn’t want to disappoint the other members.
He prays for god, then goes to the fight but quickly his tribe is loosing the fight ! He realises all his tribe was killed and he was spared by the other tribe. So he decides to rebuilt his life and he becomes the King of his tribe.
Musically, the chorus is an adaptation of Tri Martolod (Three sailors)which is a traditional Breton song which dates back to the 18th century and was made famous by Alan Stivell in the 1970s.
It is a very energetic and powerful song which is now part of the Britanny culture.
I hope you’ll enjoy listening to it !