Maki Maki was recorded by Goran Bregovic on his 2002 album Tales and Songs from Weddings and Funerals, with the vocal performed by Saban Bajramovic, the great Gypsy singer who died in 2008. It's very loosely based on an old Romanian folk song Bun e vinul ghiurghiuliu, which you can hear as recorded by the late Romanian traditional singer Maria Tanase.
The fact that Maki Maki's lyrics are in Romani (the language of the Gypsies, not to be confused in any way with Romanian!) means that it is very difficult to find a translation of the lyrics. However, Maki, Marijuska, Marijaruska and Maruska are all familiar forms of the girl's name Marijana, so hopefully this particular song is for a wedding rather than a funeral. Check out the same Goran Bregovic album for other songs of celebration including Hop Hop Hop, Sex and Cocktail Molotov.
Some other performances of Maki Maki to be found on YouTube include:
Sunday 26 November
North Bristol Arts Trail, St Michael & All Angels Church, Gloucester Rd, BS7 8NT. 4.15-5.45
Saturday 9 December
Charity Carol Singing, Clifton Down Shopping Centre, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday 11 December
Radio Bristol / Bristol Post Carol Concert (Lord Mayor's appeal), Colston Hall, 7.00 p.m.
Saturday 16 December
A Gurt Noel (our official do), St Albans Church, afternoon rehearsals, concert at 7.30 p.m.
Friday 22 December
Carol Singing, Bristol Heart Institute, BRI, 12.30-1.30 pm
25 February 2018
Innovation 216, St Georges (Morning)
28 February and 1 March 2018
The Hall on the Hill, St Georges
3 March 2018
CoMA, The Festival of Contemporary Music for All
2 - 6 May 2018
Calella Festival, Costa de Barcelona
7 July 2018
Summer Spectaular featuring WWI Suite, St Georges