Music in minority languages

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-02-23, 7:29

Brigasc is another variety of Ligurian. It straddles part of the border between France and Italy, being spoken both in the French village of La Brigue and the Italian villages(?) of Briga Alta, Ormea, and Triora. This is apparently a holiday (folk) song being sung in Brigasc:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9h3AKlN7NQ

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby opipik » 2017-02-28, 19:28

I thought I had already posted this one, but it turns out that I forgot to post it.

Wongatha [waŋkat̪a] is a dialect of the Western Desert macrolanguage that has shifted its palatal stop to a dental stop (can be seen in ngalipa kuthu [ŋalipa kut̪u]* 'we are one' or in thukurrpa [t̪ukuɾpa] 'dream'), except before i (not sure on that one, but it has palatal nasal in kanyila [kaɲila], for example kuthu /kut̪u/ 'one' corresponding to kutju /kucu/ in other dialects.

*I don't know if the /l/ is retroflex or alveolar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PDYU6fnbNo

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-01, 2:12

Mentonasc, the language of the southeastern French town of Menton, is apparently a transitional language between Ligurian and Occitan. This is a song in Mentonasc about Menton called "Mentan ô men belou Mentan" (Menton, o my beautiful Menton). Unfortunately, I can't seem to find the full lyrics of the song in Mentonasc even though I did find a French translation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqUcVpO-pCI
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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-04, 0:32

Niçard/Niçart/Nissart a.k.a. Niçois or Nizzardo is a variety of Provençal, although apparently it's also been argued that it's more like a frenchified/Occitanized variety of Ligurian, spoken in and around Nice and by some people in Monaco as well. This is an ode to Nice in Niçard called "Nissa La Bella" (Nice the Beautiful):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX5hisr5KwY

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-07, 6:48

Canavesano (in Italian) or Canavezan (endonym) is a variety of Piedmontese spoken in a small part of Piedmont. This is a song that is in Canavesano if I'm not mistaken (the videos on this channel on YouTube seem to be) though shot at the Gran Paradiso National Park on the border between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont. The video at least is called "'An sùl roc d'la Varda":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdI5XaxdMVY

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-11, 20:16

This is a video with excerpts of songs in a variety of Arpitan spoken in the Aosta Valley (I think it might not be the same variety as the one I posted in the songs thread) from the town of Courmayeur, from what is apparently a local festival in honor of the language:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hgHnsMmYw0

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-15, 7:00

This is a song in the Arpitan spoken in the district of Gruyère (Gruyère cheese is named after a town in this district) in the canton of Fribourg in western Switzerland. It's the last song I can find so far in any variety of Arpitan. This song is called "Adyu, mon bi payi !," meaning 'Farewell, my beautiful country!':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U5vl9x8tjw

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-16, 1:43

Walser German a.k.a. the Walser language or Walliser German is a term used to refer to Alemannic language varieties spoken in southern Switzerland and neighboring areas of Italy, Liechtenstein, and Austria. This is a folk song performed by a Swiss youth choir in one of these varieties from the Upper Valais region, probably from the region of Brig:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgkKvAdPCao

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-25, 4:02

Central-Eastern Niger Fulfulde is a variety of the Fula language spoken in southern Niger. Fula is a language in the Senegambian branch of the Niger-Congo family, along with Wolof (the lingua franca of Senegal) and Serer (another language spoken in Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania). "Fulfulde" is what the speakers of this language in this area would call their own language.

This is a song by men of the Wodaabe subgroup of the Fulani people for a Gerewol performance, where young men try to impress women so they will marry them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx2V3hdVTf0

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-28, 5:58

Zarma is a Southern Songhai language; the Songhai languages are included in the Nilo-Saharan family proposal. It's spoken in southwestern Niger and, to a lesser extent, in northwestern Nigeria. This is a traditional (so presumably folk) song from Niger in Zarma. It appears to be performed entirely by women:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLsDe3nJi68

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-04-09, 22:35

Cipu a.k.a. Cicipu and Western Acipa is another Kainji language spoken in Kebbi State and Niger State like Lela. However, it is not a Northwest Kainji language but rather a Kambari language (Kambari and Northwest Kainji are different subgroups within Kainji). Cipu-speakers speak Hausa as well (and sometimes other languages). These are some traditional songs in Cipu performed at the wedding of Dare Usman in the village of Galadima by a drummer named Dada Magajin Jayi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0ZhkqRjYd0

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby opipik » 2017-04-12, 15:42

Gedaged is an Oceanic language of the Bel subfamily spoken by approximately 7 000 speakers in the Astrolabe Bay region of Madang province, Papua New Guinea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdc-osnlQxE

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-04-13, 6:32

Oh, this must be the second song you've posted in Gedaged then!

"Kambari" is a kind of generic term that could refer to any one of various Kainji languages that's spoken in northwestern Nigeria, including Cipu, although I doubt that that's the language this particular video is in. This is a video of singing and dancing in what I suppose is one of the Kambari languages, maybe Shingini or Baangi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLAJYoOl96I

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby opipik » 2017-04-13, 15:49

vijayjohn wrote:Oh, this must be the second song you've posted in Gedaged then!


Well the song wasn't in Gedaged (Gedaged has no /h/ and /r/), thus making my description irrelevant. My guess is now that the song was in Bilbil, a related language; the phonology matches.

Assuming that the songs are in Bilbil:

Bilbil (also known as Bilibil) is a language of the Bel subfamily of Oceanic languages and is thus related to Gedaged.
It is spoken by approximately 1200 people near Madang Town in Madang province, Papua New Guinea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy7nLTNhMwc

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-04-15, 21:11

Kamuku is another Kainji language (and the name of another group of Kainji languages). Track 1 of the following clip includes one short song beginning at 4:05 and another longer one at 18:02. Track 2 has at least one song, too:

https://globalrecordings.net/ne/program/C10790

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby iamblu » 2017-04-29, 3:40

Yiddish folk/gothic metal by Swedish Jews:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2WPyURtWXw

Romani folk music by Hungarian Romani:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o3CYUSLldL4

Tatar folk/progressive metal by Russian Tatars:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wRG7smtYkLY

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-05-02, 5:25

Yagba is, like Oworo, a variety of Northeast Yoruba (which, in turn, is a group of varieties of Yoruba). It is apparently spoken in Kogi State in Nigeria, near where Oworo and Nupe are spoken. This short clip apparently includes a folk song in the Yagba variety of Yoruba sung by a native speaker, apparently named Tunde Asaju:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY6N4pstUzo

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-05-04, 5:52

Okpamheri a.k.a. Okpameri or Opameri is another Volta-Niger language spoken in Kogi State and the nearby Ekiti State, Ondo State, and Edo State. It is one of the languages in the Edoid branch of Volta-Niger. This is a song in Okpamheri from the small town of Ibillo in Edo State, recorded at the end of last year:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPtvWkxy8H8

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-05-25, 4:07

Okpe as spoken in southwestern Edo Province is another Edoid language. However, all three of the Edoid languages I've ever posted a song in belong to different subbranches of Edoid. Okpamheri is from the southern branch of Northwestern Edo, Edo is from the North Central branch, and Okpe is from the Southwestern branch and spoken by the Urhobo people (though there is another language also called Okpe that is more closely related to Edo). Okpe is also the name of a kingdom apparently established in southern Nigeria in the 17th century. This is a song in Okpe by the palace ladies towards their king or orodje:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFiyPbN3GGo

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-05-28, 6:11

Okpela is a dialect cluster of Edoid languages spoken in Edo State, all of which are in the North-Central branch of Edoid and especially closely related to Afemai. Every year, the Okpela celebrate a festival called Olimi to mark the end of one year during the dry season and the beginning of another year during the rainy season. The people wearing masks during this festival are commemorating dead ancestors. This is a clip of Olimi with some singing in Okpela:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxn-KZpF6Vk


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