Kastifun

By Silek

(This song has been performed in numerous events. Kastifun literally means “gathering.” The song calls for the Blaan to set aside their differences and work together, for they are of the same blood. “Deen to baling suteh, nawan di banwe,” the most repeated line in the song, is asking why the members of the tribe are fighting one another.)

Gel guh salek ti kalbong
Tubed Blaan di banwe.
Git lito guh samfo yo gamo
Guh samfo guroh.

Deen to baling suteh, nawan di banwe.

Kelen kafnge tu ron kastifun kasafye Blaan.
Kelen kafnge lite a Blaan maloh di banwe.
Afnaloh labeh,
Afnaloh tase kastulen.

Kelen kastifun am e lito Blaan,
Kamom ti baling sakla dalan.
Beg ata stabeng di kafye banwe,
Neng ato baling sahal kiyeh.

Deen to baling suteh, nawan di banwe.

Kelen kafnge tu ron kastifun, kasafye Blaan.
Kelen kafnge lite a Blaan maloh di banwe.
Afnaloh labeh,
Afnaloh tase kastulen.

Kelen kastifun am e lito Blaan,
Kamom ti baling sakla dalan.

Beg ato stabeng di kafye banwe,
Neng ato baling sahal kiyen.
Kelen kastifun am e lito Blaan,
Kamon ti baling sakla dalan.

Beg ato stabeng di kafye banwe,
Neng ato baling sahal kiyen.

Deen to baling suteh, nawan di banwe.
Deen to baling suteh, nawan di banwe.

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