Steph's Friend

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Christopher Tin And Civilization 4

If you've played Civilization 4, you'll know that in the main screen there'll be this song. When I first heard it, it sounded quite "tribal", but it was only later (after the chorus and all) that I realised that it was actually quite nice. So I went to google about it and I found Christopher Tin.

From his site, you can find two songs from the popular Civ game. The first is "Baba Yetu" (the main menu song) and the second "Coronation". Both songs are cool. Here's an excerpt from his site with the two songs.
Baba Yetu (from Civilization 4)
The opening menu music from the highly acclaimed Civilization 4 features Talisman A Cappella, the award-winning singing group that Chris used to music direct. The lyrics are a Swahili adaptation of the Lord's prayer: "Our Father, who art in heaven..." This version is the original 'Composer's Mix', as remastered by award-winning engineer Casey Stone. It's available as a free download: our only request is that you email Chris if you like the song, and want to hear more like it in upcoming album projects.

Coronation (from Civilization 4)
Another track from the acclaimed Civilization 4, featuring another performance by Talisman A Cappella.
Surprised huh that "Baba Yetu" is the Lord's Prayer in Swahili? I was surprised at first too. Go and listen to both songs, they are nice.



Update on 29th January 2007:

I have decided to place the music and lyrics of this song here for the convenience of those who would like listen and sing along.



CHORUS
Baba yetu, yetu uliye
Mbinguni yetu, yetu, amina!
Baba yetu, yetu, uliye
Jina lako litukuzwe.
(x2)

Utupe leo chakula chetu
Tunachohitaji utusamehe
Makosa yetu, hey!
Kama nasi tunavyowasamehe
Waliotukosea usitutie
Katika majaribu, lakini
Utuokoe, na yule, milelea milele!

CHORUS

Ufalme wako ufike utakalo
Lifanyike duniani kama mbinguni. (Amina)

CHORUS

Utupe leo chakula chetu
Tunachohitaji utusamehe
Makosa yetu, hey!
Kama nasi tunavyowasamehe
Waliotukosea usitutie
Katika majaribu, lakini
Utuokoe, na yule, simama mwehu

Baba yetu, yetu, uliye
Jina lako litukuzwe.
(x2)
Lyrics taken from CivFanatics Forum.


Technorati   Digg!   Del.icio.us   Reddit   Furl   Google   Yahoo

6 Comments:

Blogger mumsgather said...

Hey there Steph. I've yet to upgrade my civ iii to civ iv. How about writing a review about civ iv and compare it with civ iii. Are there any exciting new changes?

10:28 AM, August 07, 2006  
Blogger the bloke said...

Thanks for introducing the song. It is indeed a great song and deserve the award for Best Song. Perhaps, I should buy the game for my son just so that I can enjoy the music! :)

2:12 PM, August 07, 2006  
Blogger Steph said...

You should get Civ 4. It's a fantastic game.

1. The graphics are way much better than Civ 3.
2. There's religion incorporated into the game. This is something new.
3. There are civics for you to choose. Civics are kinda like policies in ruling your country.
4. The all-time wonder movie is still there.
5. Many countries to choose from. Each with their own leaders who have their own bonuses.

This is a brief review. For more info, you can drop by at gamespot.com.

Hopefully you'll find my mini-review useful :D

6:14 PM, August 07, 2006  
Blogger Steph said...

Lol...that's an interesting reason to buy a game.
Actually you can buy the music from the game...it should be cheaper.

6:16 PM, August 07, 2006  
Blogger Leege said...

Big Civ fan from the Civ I days, hope I get a chance for Civ IV. Also, thanks for visiting me, too.

1:24 PM, August 13, 2006  
Blogger Steph said...

Welcome Leege.
It was a pleasure dropping by your blog. Oh yah, all the best in getting Civ 4, it's the best :)

6:16 PM, August 13, 2006  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home