‘World Yodel Day’ has been producing Yodel Stamps since 2013 and sending them to yodelers around the world.
The Yodel Stamp has so far been designed by five different yodelers in each of the five countries and sent their yodel story to Yodelers around the world.
And yodelers around the world who have received letters, sharing their authentic shots through World Yodel Day Facebook Page. All we have been doing these events for five years. I think this is a bit strange and foolish, but all the yodelers around the world were able to rejoice together once a year through the Yodel Stamp.
Some Yodelers also sent a video of joy.
In fact, I had been trying to stop this Yodel Stamp event from this year. This is because World Yodel Day, which had been in progress since 2015, could not find a suitable sponsor and could not do it in 2018. Despite the difficulties, however, World Yodel Day will be held this year. And the method seems to be more online oriented.
And this year the Yodel Stamp will be made and the Yodel Letter will be shipped to yodelers all over the world. This year you will be able to meet the mysterious Yodeling story of Lu Tong, Chinese yodeler.
If you would like to receive Yodel Letter 2018 with Yodel Stamp, please send your address as before : firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter Lim’s Facebook messengers.
receiving the letter, you just need to upload your authentic shots of pleasure to World Yodel Day Page as before. This is all your duty. This year, especially on August 8 World Yodel Day, I hope to share the joy of everyone’s happy yodeling shots@ https://www.yodelday.com
When one small act collects, we all get to enjoy, And we all live elsewhere, but we can all feel that all of us are the same yodel-lovers.
If you’re ready to go, enjoy the 2018s Yodel Stamp together !!!
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p.s 2 : Yodel Letter is free of charge, but if you make a small donation for this event, I will be receive it happily. If you want it, send messenger or mail @email@example.com
I met Dondong, a yodel-like vocalization, at Riau, Sumatra, Indonesia – more precisely the city of Pekanbaru and Kampar .
The title of this video is called ‘Svara Jiva’, made by four different Indonesian folk music vocalization from the Riau area. Svara Jiva named by Sanskrit, when translate into Indonesian, becomes Suara Jiwa, means “voice of the soul”. In addition, Suara Jiwa reminds me Srivijaya, the ancient Great kingdom of Sumatra.
Svara Jiva made by Rino Deza Paty, renowened composer in Riau province, Indonesia. He is the researcher of Riau folklore as well as the director of the Riau Music Festival.
As mentioned earlier, Rino created the ‘Svara Jiva’ by mixing four traditional folk songs from the Kampar such as botimang, bagadumbo, maghatok and dondong.
Kampar is both the core area of Riau folklore and the old center of Riau province. Dondong is a pseudo-yodelings in Kampar traditional vocalization. And more I think Dondong is the song of Srivijaya.
Dondong is a traditional folk song of Riau province. More precisely, it is the folk song of the Kampar area.
Palmer Keen, Indonesian folk researcher and overtone singer from United State guide me this vocalizations, he currently resides in Yogyakarta to study Indonesian folk music during six years.
With Palmer’s help, I found Rino, famous composer in Riau, and Rino also introduced me the famous Dondong singer. And I go to there and meet them. My interview about dondong with Rino took place at the Pekanbaru Cultural Center.
What is Dondong?
Dondong is a song of the deep forests at Kampar province, and the meanings of dondong is Emotion.
What is the images of Dondong in Indonesian traditional musicians ?
Unfortunately Dondong is under taboo against traditional musicians in Indonesia.
They consider Dondong causes very severe psychological troubles, and the voices of the Dondong are regarded as bad voices for Indonesian traditional musicians.
Muslim traditionalists also watch out for Dondong’s excessive emotion.
But why do you pay attention to Dondong?
I researched Riau’s traditional music and then I want to make my own new music based on Riau folklore, and the special emotions of Dondong are really interesting, especial this is too exotic to me.
If distinguish between yodel and other vocalization, I think we need that two keywords: Taboo and Exotic. LOL! Dondong was already notorious by that two keywords against Indonesian traditional communities!
▶ Dondong class
Anjang Fitrah, famous Dondong singer in Kampar, sang Dondong for me directly. (A lot of Indonesian called him Giring rather than Fitrah) Let’s learn Dondong according to Giring’s demonstration.
First, let’s listen to Dondong’s full voices. As you can see, Dondong is a singing voice that break two different voices. Any yodelers can understand that singing method of Dondong is structurally very similar to yodelings.
Now let’s listen to the two different voices of Dondong separately.
The first is the head voice. There is no significant difference from the structures of the head voices of the yodel, both that it is beautifully drawn and sent away. However, you have to sing Dondong with a very eager and heartbreaking heart than yodel.
The second vocalization is Throat Singing. Mongolian Khoome is famous for this method of singing, squeezing the vocal cords and sounding throat. The throat singing in Dondong sounds relatively soft compared to the Khoome.
In addition, throat singing in Dondong seems to be closer to the sound that relaxes and rests for a while after a good head voice is backed up. In other words, Dondong is considered little bit easy vocalization compared to the chest voice of yodel, because chest voice in yodel should be broke strong again after the head voice than dondong.
The last parts of dondong is song lyrics. They call it Pantun.
Sianik kembang lai bolun Kombang dalam lipek pandan Tolam jo soghiok pun ola juo
Be straight and be puny Nyawuo masi dalam sipat tuhan Sayang den cake kau pun ola juo
(the Pantun is not Indonesian, this is Kampar language)
In English, the translation is as follows ;
Sianik* have not yet bloomed, Flower in pandan* have not yet been folded, Tolam* and soghiok* are the same.
The sky is still dark, The earth has not yet opened, Life is still subordinate by the nature of God, Unfortunately, you are not here.
* Sianik, pandan, Tolam, soghiok
– all are the names of the traditional flowers in Indonesia
Now let’s listen to the complete Dondong, combining head voice, throat singing and pandun.
▶ How Dondong was made ?
There was a man who lived in some village in Kampar and he fell in love at first sight of some woman in the next village. However, the man was so shy that he could not even talk to her.
The man was suffering from unrequited love went into the deep forest and sang songs with sadness. Dondong was born like this.
So what happened to the man and the woman in the end?
Conclusion: The man’s beloved heart rushed to her, and they fell in love, married and lived well. LOL.
This is the story of the birth of Dondong. The conclusion of the stories of the birth of ordinary folk music is very sad or tragic, but this happy endings of Dondong is very embarrassing. And this seems to be a true story.
More specifically, it’s only been about 100 years dondong was born. How young age it is!
▶ Wondering but unexplained stories
First, Nobody knew who made the first Dondong. Giring, the Dondong Singer, do not know about the person who made the song first. I asked Giring again.
So who taught you how to sing Dondong?
my teacher named Ari, estimated at 60 year old.
Could I meet him now or during my trip ?
Ari is natural person lives in the woods without coming into the world. It was difficult to meet him now.
Ari also taught how to Dondong by his teacher, of course I think so, and perhaps Ari know the teach of him and I thought Ari might know about the Dondong’s beginner. But Gring do not of that, he just promised to ask Ari later if they will meet.
Why did you learn Dondong? Why do you like Dondong?
He continued to think again and again but failed to give a proper answer. I said by joke, ‘Did you ever learn dondong to cheat a girl?’, Everyone around ours agreed enthusiastically to my questions, Giring abruptlybecame a serious Casanova 😀
In fact, there were some women who were touched and touched when Giring sang Dondong. Even among those people, there were Indonesian women as well as Australian women. And yet unmarried, Giring is actually very popular among women. Dondong seems to have the power to ring all women’s hearts regardless of race.
According to Giring, Dondong is not singing in voices. Dondong is singing with Heart. If your heart does not ring, no matter how well you sing, you can never sing Dondong.
▶ Dondong, a song that sings with heart
I learned a little how to sing Dodong.
I guess it does not seem to be a very difficult song. But like Giring ‘s words, it’ s like a song that you can never learn unless your heart beeps.
The subject singing Dondong is the heart . I can not sing Dondong even if I could not imitate it with no heart …
Initially I thought it was like a dump, but I learned a little bit about Dondong and I really agreed.
If my lover not here, – even if that my lover do not know I love her – love will be come true if I sing Dondong with the true heart of the real love. True Dondong is a true beloved heart, and if it is lacking, you can not sing Dondong.
Soon after I broke up with Giring, I had a really unbelievable experience. In that brief moment when I got back to the hotel by taxi, Dondong was constantly heard around me. I was constantly hearing the Dondong sound as if it was coming from my cell phone, but it was not the sound I heard anywhere. And my heart was pretty sick. Where did this sound come from?
The mysterious experience is almost a week ago compared to the time of this writings, so it is practically impossible to convey my feelings at that time.
This is something I can clearly say : Dondong is true. So it is very dangerous to be touched by another musicians. FIN.
Noel Felix was a very old yodeler, so in fact I was unclear whether he was alive, but I accidentally got in touch with his son’s friend and found out that he was still alive.
I worried about he not being able to speak English, but his English was too fluent and he looked seem very healthy. I asked about his age first, 87 years old! , Perhaps he is the oldest yodeler in the world!!
How did you start yodel?
I have been singing since I was a kid (maybe 13s years old )and I have practiced alone. It takes a year to make a yodeling.
How did you know yodel?
I liked American country music and western movies very much. So I followed and mimicked it. Even now, I can be done most of the country-famous songs.
Is there a yodeler in Malaysia except you?
I had the opportunity to perform in Malaysia and Singapore, as well as in Germany and Portugal, but I could not find yodeler in Malaysia except mine.
And I was able to listen to yodeling live of Noel Felix.
made & sung by Noel Felix
Oh Amor Yeo Nunker Manda Ku Bos Bai Tudo Janti Puntia Penskei Yonker Bong.
[Oh my lover, I don’t want you to go
Everybody say I’m not good.]
O’ Maor Meny Korasung Keng Sa Konelt Sang Ja Da Oh Amor Yo Komanda Ku Bos Bai.
[Oh my lover, you are my heart and
all my love I don’t ask to you to go.]
The lyrics and overall feelings seem to be close to the typical American C & W sentiment.
More interestingly, the song is based on the true story of his youth. Actually, there was a girl who was very loving in his youth and one day she left for a very handsome man. Like the lyrics, everyone around him said that he had gone wrong
I asked him again.
Do you now know what you did wrong to her then?
I do not know what I did wrong at the time….I still do not know at all 😦
The lyrics of ‘O Amor’ are made in Portuguese. I do not know Portuguese, but when I look at the lyrics of this song, it seems that the overall structures of the word is similar to that of Malay language , which seems to be a unique Portuguese dialect of Malacca called Portuguese-Creole rather than standard Portuguese.
I asked about the Portuguese community in Malacca. The people who came from Malacca in Portugal have been maintaining their community for more than 500 years. Why did not they mix with other people …??? I asked.
The answer is:
My religion is Catholic, but I respect Muslims and Hindus and believe not only Jesus but also Mohammed. I respect all. However, marriage to other people as well as religious reasons has many cultural and linguistic barriers. Specially the emotional barrier are the most difficult to overcome.
Noel Felix said that the convergence with other people were a very difficult problem, but I thought the time would be solved the problem of that the continuing convergence between the Portuguese descendants in Malacca and other peoples.
Their language life is already mixed freely in Portuguese-Creole, English, Malay and even Chinese.
In such a situation, the song “O-AMOR” of Portuguese-Creole, by Noel Felix, can be said to be a tremendously anthropological value to be kept and preserved.
I did not find proper Portuguese yodel or yodeler yet,
but even Portuguese – Creole yodelings!!!!
In other words, this Portuguese-Creole yodeling is a strong proof that yodel has already been propagated and globalized from a long time ago.
The 4th World Yodel Day Festival will be held from August 2018 (the dates have not yet been confirmed).
World Yodel Day is a creative yodel festival, so all teams that will participate in World Yodel Day should basically sing at least one creative yodel. And all the participating teams have to sing more than one of the designated song, and now we are planning to announce the the designated songs of the 2018 World Yodel Day festival.
The 2018 World Yodel Day festival’s designated song will be re-singing the creative yodel that was shown through the World Yodel Day Festival from 2015 to 2017.
The main goal of World Yodel Day is to support creative yodel. Over the course of three years of World Yodel Day festival, more than 30 teams sang total 31 scores creative yodels. World Yodel Day also hopes that yodel, which has been sung through World Yodel Day, will also be sung again by various teams and it will be widely known and widely sung by more yodelers.
All teams participating in World Yodel Day will continue singing the original yodel that was sang through World Yodel Day. And we hope someday the original yodels that all yodelers all around the world enjoy together will come out through World Yodel Day Festival.
The songs to be introduced from now on are the creative yodels through the World Yodel Day Festival 2015-2017.
You can select your favorite songs from the songs as followed, and you have just presented and sing them in your own mother tongues, you can arrange it and you can write new lyrics also freely. It can be made entirely new yodels by demonstrating your creativity. 🙂
From now on, we will announce the creative yodel that have been sung through the World Yodel Day Festival. Please join us.
‘Exciting Yodel’ made by Bang Yun-sik, sung by Andong Alpinrose Kids Yodel Choir at 1st World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Wal Wal Wal’ made by Kim Sung-bum sung by NoreKebi Kids at 1st World Yodel Day Fesitival
‘Magic Beauty Parlor’ made by Kim Sung-bum sung by NoreKebi Kids at 1st World Yodel Day Fesitival
‘The Songs of Alpin’ made by Lee Jea-dong, sung by Incheon Alpirose Kids Yodel Choir at 1st World Yodel Day festival.
‘Little Bird’ made by Kim Jin-Koo, sung by Incheon Michuhol Kids Yodel Choir at 1st and 3rd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Happy Frend’ made by Kim Hyun-jin, sung by Gwangmyong Alps Yodel at 1st World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Alpin, All for one’ made by Bang Yun-sik, sung by Incheon Alpinrose Kids Yodel Choir at 2nd & 3rd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘ Together with Friends’ made by Jang Mi-jung, sung by Gwangju Alps Kids Yodel Choir at 2nd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Together with Friends’ made by Bang Yun-sik & Lu Tong , sung by Incheon Alpinrose Teenagers Yodel Club at 2nd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘ Fish Bread Yodel’ and ‘ Our Class’ made by Kim Sung-bum, sung by NoreKebi Kids at 2nd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Lullaby Yodel’ made by Kim Sung-bum & Lu Tong , sung by Lu Tong at 2nd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Kongfu Yodel’ made and sung by Lu Tong at 2nd World Yodel Day Fesitival.
‘Woo. Yo. Joy’ made by Kang Dong-hye, sung by Korea Kids Yodel Choir at 2nd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Like Heaven’ made by Kang Dong-hye, sung by Chorok-Hyangi at 2nd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Le yodel de l’Acadie’ made by Mathieu Leger sung by Francelle Maria Doiron at 2nd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘My Dream’ made by Hwang Jung-won sung by Lee Jea-dong at 2nd World Yodel Day festival.
‘Happy Yodel ‘ made by Chatchai Chambamnej (Origin Sung by Kaewkarn Chuen) sung by N-Som at 2nd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Prikkenbeen’ made by Bob Vrieling , sung by Incheon Michuhol Kids Yodel Choir at 3rd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Yodel Mountain’ made by Dude Martin & Carolina Cotton sung by south2 at 3rd World Yodel Day festival.
‘Hello’ made by Lee Ja-won, sung by Hi-D at 3rd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Pauleen Ng Buhay Ko’ made by Fred Panopio, sung by Hi-D at 3rd World Yodel Day Fesitval.
‘Magic Cape’ made by Lee Ja-won, sung by Hi-D at 3rd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Naku Buhay’ made by Pablo Vergara & Fred Panopio sung by Incheon Alpinrose Teenage Yodel Club at 3rd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Such a Wind made by Kim Jun-Koo & Eun Ga-bi sung by N-Som at 3rd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘I Love to Yodel’ made by Carolina Cotton sung by N-Som at 3rd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Buffeljacht Jodel’ made by Bob Brieling sung by Bjørn & Britt at 3rd World Yodel Day Fesitival.
‘Hilmar i Tutheia’ made by Bjørn Tomren sung by Bjørn & Britt at 3rd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Het Jodelmanneke’ made by Bob Vrieling sung by Michuhol Teenagers Yodel Choir at 3rd World Yodel Day Festival.
‘Pitong Gatang made by Levi Celerio & Ernani Quenco(Origin. Fred Panoipio) sung by Alpinrose Kids Yodel Choir at 3rd World Yodel Day Festival.
This is the live video address of the World Yodel Day Night Party scheduled to be broadcast live around the world at 6pm today evening.
The 3rd World Yodel Day Night Party
Blugrasshouse in Korea 18:00 6 August 2017
Kim’s Modi Kapelle : Most famous Korean Öergeli team.
Echorus : Famous Yodel &Bluegrass team in Korea
Haesook Shin/Yodellady : Korean famous female yodeler
Bjørn &Britt : Norwegian avant-garde duet yodel team
Kim Hong-chul with Friends : most famous yodel team in Korea, Kim Hong-chip is the living legend in Korea.
Promoter / peter Lim
Chairman / Ha Dong Wook
Main Director / Son Duk Ki
Host/ World Yodel Day 조직위원회
Support/ Bluegrass House
You can watch the Yodel Day Night party live on the link address. It will start at 6 o’clock tonight (in Korea time).
Broadcast times are as follows for each country.
– PM 09:00 6th August
– PM 07:00 6th August
▶ Seoul/Tokyo – PM 06:00 6th August
▶ Pyongyang – PM 05:30 6th August
– PM 05:00 6th August
– PM 04:00 6th August
▶NewDeli/Astana – PM 03:00 6th August
▶Tbilisi /Abu Dhabi – PM 02:00 6th August
– PM 01:00 6th August
▶Paris/Oslo/Stockholm/Armsterdam/Brussels/ Berlin/Madrid/ Lome – Noon 6th August
– AM 11:00 6th August
▶Rabat – AM 10:00 6th August
▶Buenos Aires/Rio de Janeiro/Montevideo
– AM 06:00 7th August
Detroit/Habana – AM 05:00 7th August
▶Chicago/New Orleans/Mexico City/Lima
– AM 04:00 7th August
– AM 02:00 7th August
I hope many of you will come to see the wonderful stage of Korea’s top yodelers and foreign yodlers who are invited to this Yodel Day Festival through sharing with them through various social networking sites.
World Yodel Day festival will take place at KT Hall in Goyang City, Korea on August 4-5, 2017.
This is the third year for World Yodel Day, the festival that celebrates children and youth yodelers around the world.
Famous Korean kids yodel choirs such as Alpinrose, Michuhol, Gwangju and Hi-D will take part in this festival.
Also featured at the festival, will be the unique university yodel choirs N-Som as well as the Alpinrose and Michuhol teenage yodel choirs.
All yodelers participating in this event will show their creative talents. In particular, the Norwegian team will showcase the avant-garde lyrics without the words “Hilmar i Tuteia’s (disappearing arts), soon this song will premiere at World Yodel Day festival. while South2, Macau team will perform New Chicken Attack, this song origin named Chicken Attack by The Gregory brother’s ‘Song Voyage’ feat by Ishci Takeo. They arranged it by their EDM music. Korean teams will perform their famous Korean made creative yodel as ‘Beautiful Mountain’, ‘Little Bird’, and ‘Magic cape’.
In addition, the World Yodel day select three long-forgotten memorable yodelers like Bob Vrieling(Belgie), Carolina Cotton(United States), Fred Panopio(Philippines) and all the teams of the festival will sing that three yodelers’s memorable yodel by style and their mother tongues. So all yodelers will be able to experience the meanings of World Yodel Day , that means, we all live different country, and use different languages, but yodel is real world languages.
All of Korea’s famous yodelers including Kim Hong-chul, the father of Korean yodeling, will be at the festival to celebrate the annual event.
Korean famous yodeling artists such as Bang Yoon Sik, Kim Jin- gu, and Jang Mi-jung also participate in World Yodel Day to cheer young Yodelers.
Join yodel lovers from around the world in Goyang for World Yodel Day!