Maika i Sin

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a beautiful gatefold wallet with artwork by Shay Tobin and booklet insert.

    Includes unlimited streaming of I Monti via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Sheet Music

    A beautiful songbook with 18 of Chaika's songs - both traditional and original compositions. Harmonies, arrangements and lyrics included. Cover art by Shay Tobin. Art throughout by Susie Bishop and Emily-Rose Sarkova
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  • A 40 blank page notebook with a few surprises throughout of special pieces of artwork by Susie Bishop, Emily-Rose Sarkova and Shay Tobin. Cover artwork by Shay Tobin.
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Maika i Sin
Bulgarian Poetry by Stefan Kozhuharov
Composed by Laura Bishop
Lead Vocals - Laura B


I vech ne se vidyaxhme
V'razdyala da zhiveem
tiran ni os'di.

I d’lgo, potaino,
goreshto kopnyaxhme
sosht edna pregr’dka
Bog da ni dari.

Ne byaxh do tebe
kr’sta da podigna,
ta m’kite
ti m’nichko da oblekcha

Stradaniya slomixha
dushata ti pechalna,
izd’xhnala zovyashta
prokudeni detsa.

Spi vechniya si s’n,
maichitse ednichka,
i znai, che v'tvoita oris
ti ne be samichka.

I left you,
And we never saw each other again.
To live in separation
a tyrant sentenced us forever.

And long, secretly, we longed
for God to grant us
with one more embrace.

I was not next to you to lift the cross
and alleviate your sufferings.

The sufferings crushed your sad soul,
expiring and calling your exiled children.

Sleep your eternal sleep my only mother,
and know that in your fate you are not alone.


from I Monti, released May 23, 2014



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Chaika Sydney, Australia

Based in Sydney, the six-piece ensemble Chaika take their name from the Bulgarian word for ‘seagull’. Chaika draws influence from folk traditions, jazz and classical music. Like their namesake, Chaika gently wander through foreign lands, through storms and through stories, emerging rich with experience and an enchanting tale to tell. ... more

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