"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Searching for Original Version of Chinese Song "Wo ai Ni"
Does anybody know where one can find the original version of this song, which was a slow ballad very popular in Indonesia when I lived there in the mid 1980s doing rain forest research and following orangutans at Gunung Palung Nature Reserve in Borneo? This remix contains the same lyrics and melody but has, in my opinion, spoiled the essence of the Chinese song as it originally came out, replacing its resplendent traditional Koto licks with syndrum beats. At UNESCO they gave Kilian a Yang Yang doll and he sings Wo Ai Ni to it all the time (as well as saying "Ni how ma, Hung Hao" and "Shia-Shia" to it. Would love to play him the original song.