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Rafael Bobeica

International competitions are already his, at the young age of eleven

Eleven year old Rafael was born in Portugal but lives with his family in the Republic of Moldova.

His singing talent was evident very early on and from 2009 onwards, he participated in a string of music contests and won many awards, including from countries such as Romania, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey. Ballroom dancing is also on his list of achievements, winning accolades there also.

Earlier this year Rafael was lucky enough to celebrate his birthday on the stage of the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet ‘Maria Biesu’ together with the orchestra and renowned conductor Dumitru Curciumaru. He continued this success later in the year by winning first prize at the ‘EuroKinds Italia’ contest and in moderating the ‘Marul De Aur’ international music festival in Chisinau.

Lyrics of Cum să fim

Un pământ strigând la ceruri: „Ajutor!”
Nori plângând de mila noastră,-a tuturor…
Singuri, rătăcim prin fum,
Căutând un loc mai bun!

Spune-mi, cum să fiu?
Spune-ne, cum să fim Oameni?
Să ne reunim
Aș vrea!

Dacă reușim
Printre ruini, să fim Oameni —
Aripi din nou
Vom avea!

Vocile de îngeri se aud mai des,
Șoaptele tăcerii din adâncuri ies –
Ăsta-i locul tău și-al meu
Azi, Aici, Acum, Mereu!

Dar, spune-mi!
Spune-mi, cum să fiu?
Spune-ne, cum să fim Oameni?
Să ne reunim
Aș vrea!

Dacă reușim
Printre ruini, să fim Oameni —
Aripi din nou
Vom avea!

***
Pasărea din pieptul tău
va zbura...
Doar iubire-n urma ei
va lăsa...
Numai ea va lumina
calea ta...
Dar, cât nu e prea târziu —
Tu întreab-o: „Cum să fiu?”

Spune-mi cum să fiu? U-u-u...
Liber să fiu...
Spune-mi cum să fiu? U-u-u...
Liber să fiu...
Acum!

Spune-mi, cum să fiu?
Spune-ne, cum să fim Oameni?
Să ne reunim
Aș vrea!

Dacă reușim
Printre ruini, să fim (Oameni)
Liberi vom fi,
Mereu vom fi!
Rafael Bobeică – How To Be (Eurovision Song Contest Junior 2013)
Music/Lyrics: Eugen Doibani

I.
Grounds in ashes, smoke and faces lookin’ down
That's the price to see a head under the crown
We forget and walk alone
Searchin' for a better home

Chorus:
Tell us how to be
We've reached the limits of knowledge
Tells us how to be
We cry

Tell us how to be
Life is our school and our college
We can be free
And it's time...

II.
Silent voices
Come outside and take a breath
Hear the noises
From the deepest underneath

Our place is what you see
Just the best for You and Me.

***
Let the bird you keep inside
Fly Away
Make her follow up the light
Every day
Make her be your only guide
When you say
Things we didn’t have to see
Birdy, tell us how to be