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Re: Music in minority languages

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-11-14, 23:34

In addition to Sicilian, there are a number of Gallo-Italic language varieties spoken in various parts of Sicily, especially in the provinces of Messina and Enna. Their speakers are called the "Lombards of Sicily" but are in fact not Lombard in the modern sense; rather, their ancestors are mainly from Piedmont and Liguria, but "Lombardy" used to refer to all of northern Italy. One village in Enna where it's spoken is Nicosia (not to be confused with the capital of Cyprus). This is a song in the Gallo-Italic language variety spoken in Nicosia called "Â Nicusiana":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yN-nOB4f6Y

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-11-17, 7:46

This is a traditional hymn/religious song in Arbëresh from the small comune (so I guess a village?) of Contessa Entellina in the Province of Palermo, Sicily. It's sung during funerals there. The singer in this video is Reverend Nicola Cuccia from the local Greek Orthodox Church, which follows the Byzantine Rite:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdaEcIr-l4o

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-11-20, 5:51

Another village in the Metropolitan City of Palermo where some variety of Arbëresh is spoken is Mezzojuso. I'm not sure how different this variety of Arbëresh is from the other ones I've posted songs in so far, but I'm posting this one just in case it's in a different variety. This is "Kënga e Lazarit" or the Song of Lazarus, an old Arbëresh song sung in the style of Sicilian Opera. Unfortunately, the lyrics in the video stop corresponding to what's being sung after about two minutes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qIdIJTY5tQ

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-11-21, 23:28

This is one more song in a Gallo-Italic variety with the title (in Italian) "La Mazurca della vita." The video description claims that the words are by Totò Camuti, who is apparently from San Piero Patti, a municipality (and village?) in the Metropolitan City of Messina, east of Palermo and southwest of Messina. The singer is apparently the same person who uploaded the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFK-oOaMxOY

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby h34 » 2017-12-04, 21:21

(evn) The Evenki ensemble Сэвэкэн performing a 'dance of migrating birds':http://youtu.be/FukBkVCmFsg
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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-06, 4:32

Molisan is a generic name for any variety of the Neapolitan language spoken in the Italian province of Molise. This is a clip from a song festival that takes place every August in the Molisan town of Gambatesa. All of the songs at this festival are performed in Molisan, with the performers coming from different parts of Molise. This is a song called "Vogl sape" performed last year by a band called Ammortizzatori Sociali from the Molisan town of Tufara (the only people I can find on YouTube from Tufara playing in Molisan). They played again this year as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsvTBajFN8Y

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-13, 5:26

This is another Molisan song at the exact same song festival from Gambatesa itself, which is right next to Tufara. It's called "Llà, mmeze di stelle," which I guess means something like 'there, among the stars'. The main singer in this clip, Antonio Natale di Maria, is also the author and one of the two composers. He seems to perform one song every year (this doesn't seem to be the case for perhaps most of the singers in this festival, but maybe all of this is just my impression):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG-FlrNlFqA

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-13, 22:45

The part up to about 1:40 in this video appears to be a folk song from the Molisan comune/municipality/whatever of Pietracatella, located near both Gambatesa and Riccia. The group performing it is called "La Morgia." The rest of the video is instrumental until the Italian national anthem plays at the end:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_B1y0ytGu4

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-22, 20:57

Guardiaregia is a small town located in southern Molise (in the Apennine Mountains IIUC) to the west of Cercemaggiore. There are a lot of people from this town in the US and Canada, particularly in Toronto. This is a report by Molise Web TV featuring some folk(?) songs from Guardiaregia by Franco De Socio:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALK3S611Yzo

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-27, 6:32

This is another folk song from Molise Web TV (I have a feeling I'm going to be using a lot of their videos in the near future...). This one is from Spinete, which is to the west of Guardiaregia and Colle d'Anchise, all of which are located in the Province of Campobasso. However, it was apparently performed in Macchiagodena, even further to the west in the Province of Isernia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKWEmpwxMKw

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-28, 21:34

This is a song from the 24th Molisan Dialect Song Festival, which took place on August 11-13, 2013. It's from Bojano, which is just to the west of Spinete and just to the north of Sant'Elena Sannita. Like Spinete and unlike Sant'Elena Sannita (which is located in the Province of Isernia), it's located in the Province of Campobasso. The song is called "Ninna nanna bojanese," and the lyrics can be found in the video description:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0J0LO8f9yM

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby h34 » 2017-12-30, 10:02

(sah) A song in Yakut called Дьокуускайга хаар туhэр ('Snow is falling in Yakutsk') by Егоровы: http://youtu.be/YoGX8D81LaQ
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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby opipik » 2017-12-30, 16:54

Anejom̃ is an Austronesian language spoken in Aneityum island, Vanuatu.
These two songs called "Niritohos" and "Kolo ini Keamu" are in this language and are sung by a band called Nalveio.
These songs are apparently excerpts from an album called "Netec Uja Nimyactak Uja"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw2ksfH7FLY

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-31, 4:50

Duronia is a tiny town/comune located in the Province of Campobasso but on the border with the Province of Isernia (Frosolone in Isernia is pretty much just to the west of it). This is a video of some popular (presumably folk) songs, presumably performed there and apparently in Molisan (one of the commenters to the video says in Standard Italian that he wishes he understood the words):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayYq8zvUvlg

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-01, 6:41

Carpinone is located in the Province of Isernia, to the west of Duronia (in fact, to the west of Frosolone). This is a performance by a folk band from Carpinone apparently called Ru Maccature (though the video also says "Lu maccature" :hmm:), courtesy of Molise Web TV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQdPV-p6tl0

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-03, 3:48

This is another song from the 24th Molisan Dialect Song Festival, this time from Rocchetta a(l) Volturno, a place name you might have come across relatively recently if you've been paying attention on UniLang! ;) Rocchetta a Volturno is located in the Province of Isernia but on the border with the region of Lazio (to the west), which is also where Rome is located. The song is called "Samuel" and performed by Michele Peri. The (approximate?) lyrics may be found in the video description:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meVYJG33Osk

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-13, 21:17

This is another song from the same festival from Castel San Vincenzo, just to the north of Rocchetta a Volturno. It's called "La colomba e la vuagliola" and is performed by Sergio Paliferro and his family. The (approximate, again?) lyrics can be found in the video description:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0cXcIixGBM

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-15, 7:51

This is a song performed by a folk band from (and apparently in) Rionero Sannitico, courtesy of Molise Web TV; I'm presuming that it's in the local variety of Molisan (who knows, I may be wrong, but it kind of sounds like it to me, too). Rionero Sannitico is located roughly to the east of Pizzone, about 25 minutes away:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6RhqgvKAIA

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-16, 5:49

San Polo Matese is a comune in the Province of Campobasso, immediately to the east of Bojano (near the border with the Province of Isernia) and just to the south of Colle d'Anchise. This is a folk song from San Polo Matese called simply "Folklore Sanpulese" featured in the 27th Molisan Dialect Song Festival (August 12-13, 2016):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbivavuXF-c


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