Eastern European Funk
|"Eastern European Funk"|
|Single by InCulto|
|Format||Digital single, CD single|
|Songwriter(s)||InCulto, Jurgis Didžiulis|
"Eastern European Funk" is a ska-styled song performed by InCulto that was presented as Lithuania's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. The song was selected on 4 March from twelve songs. It earned most points from both the jury and televoters.
The meaning of the song is basically compressed in these two sentences: "Yes Sir we are legal we are, though we are not as legal as you/No Sir we're not equal no, though we are both from the EU". The ska rhythm hides a protest at the Western World for neglecting its part in central Europe, the Baltic region of northern Europe, the Balkans in southern Europe, and Russia and Caucasus in Eastern Europe. They are often referred to in the media by the controversial term "Eastern Europe", Lithuania included.
The music video for the song was released on 26 March 2010. It features InCulto around presumably Lithuania, entertaining the persons they encounter with their song, going into malls, town centers, markets, and front steps of houses. Eventually, they return to the apartment they started in, including cameo appearances of past and future Eurovision singers, such as Arnoldas Lukošius from LT United back in 2006 and Evelina Sašenko, who would later represent Lithuania in 2011. Eventually, the video ends with a giant party with a lot of the persons in the video joining in to party.
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