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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-09-06, 4:48

Ndunga a.k.a. Bondonga, Modunga, Mondugu, or Mondunga is an Ubangian language spoken in a tiny area within the northwestern part of the DRC. Within Ubangian, it's part of a group of four languages called the Mba languages. Apparently, these in turn are closely related to the Ngbaka languages, which includes Monzombo, one of the other languages I posted a song in once. This is a folk song in Ndunga:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dohk08rMPg

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-09-09, 8:31

Gbanziri a.k.a. Gbanzili or Banziri is a Ngbaka language (of the Ubangian family) closely related to Monzombo and spoken mainly in the Central African Republic but also spoken to some extent in the DRC. This GRN recording has a song that's supposedly in it beginning at 8:45 in the first recording:

http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C22350

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-09-09, 16:09

Zande a.k.a. Pazande or Kizande (in Lingala) is a Zande language spoken mainly in the DRC and South Sudan but also to some extent in the CAR. The Zande people apparently call themselves "Azande." This is a video of a traditional Zande dance called Kponingbo, accompanied by singing that's presumably in Zande, apparently from the CAR:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgVe-qllofs

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby h34 » 2018-09-20, 15:44

(tt) A Tatar song called Күңел ('soul') by Ильсия Бадретдинова:
https://youtu.be/_d7yBVruetE

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-09-21, 0:52

South Banda is a dialect continuum of the Banda languages spoken mainly in the Central African Republic but also in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. One variety of South Banda is called Langbashe, Langbase, Langbashi, Langbasi, Langbwasse, or Langwasi. The third recording in this link from the GRN begins with a song that's supposedly in Langbashe and lasts 38 seconds:

http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/A08030

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-09-27, 3:10

The part of the recording in this link beginning around 8:30 on Track 1 is a song that's apparently in West Banda according to the GRN, although they don't say which variety of West Banda it's in. They do have separate recordings that they say are in the Gbi variety, however. The tune is reminiscent of "Mary Had a Little Lamb":

http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C03850

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-10-05, 1:54

One more song from the CAR, this time in Gbi, another variety of West Banda. 3:01-3:18 of both sides of the GRN recording in this link is a song that's apparently in Gbi:

http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C07981

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-10-14, 1:48

Dar Sila Daju a.k.a. Sila, Dar Sila, Bokor, Bokorike, Bokoruge, Dadjo, Dajou, Daju, and Sula is a language spoken in Darfur, straddling the border between Chad and Sudan. It forms part of the Eastern Sudanic languages proposal, which in turn forms part of the Nilo-Saharan proposal. This is a song in Dar Sila Daju:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7opJV19U0I

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby JackFrost » 2018-10-14, 17:28

Sŵnami ("Tsunami"), a Welsh band from North Wales.

A video of them singing during an Eisteddfod festival.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArYyHJ1kYaQ
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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-10-14, 20:41

Maba is a Maban language spoken in eastern Chad, on the border with Sudan, and to a lesser extent on the other side of the border. It's closely related to Masalit. I suppose this is the language that's given its name to the Maban language family. This is a song in Maba with a dance performed in Chad:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSc9JxSDCTw

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-11-04, 6:06

Arvanitika a.k.a. Arvanitic is essentially Albanian as spoken in Greece. It's endangered as a result of language shift towards Greek. There are many varieties of Arvanitika, some of which are spoken in the Peloponnese. This is a folk song in Arvanitika called "Ti ri ti ti klarinatë"; unfortunately, I can't tell which variety this song is in. The lyrics are included in the subtitles (using the orthography normally used for Albanian; I'm not sure to what extent this is used in Greece itself):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ1SxXNsr88

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-11-11, 6:53

Tsakonian is a Hellenic language variety, considered by some people to be a highly divergent variety of Greek and by others to be a separate language in its own right. It's spoken in the Peloponnese and apparently preserves features of Doric Greek that (other) varieties of Greek don't have; it may even descend from Doric Greek rather than Koine Greek. There are at least three varieties of Tsakonian, but I don't know which one this song is in. The song itself begins at 3:30 in this video. It's sung by Panagiotis (Panos) Marneris, and the guy playing the violin accompanying him is named George Vlesmas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO-d6rM9etw

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby OldBoring » 2018-11-11, 7:18

Too many songs from Greece... I want some gyros now.

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-11-12, 21:24

This is a Greek Romani song called "Dzastar Amenge Dur" (You Go Far Away From Us) by a singer named Kostas Pavlidis who's from Athens. I wonder whether perhaps the variety of Romani in this song could be specifically the one spoken in the Agia Varvara district of Athens (there's quite a bit of literature on this variety). I can understand some of this song but am having a little bit of trouble making out what some parts of the lyrics mean:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8uAnPBZ-bY
Lyrics in Romani: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/kostas-p ... yrics.html

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-11-14, 21:08

There are two main varieties of Albanian called Gheg and Tosk. Standard Albanian is based on a Tosk variety, and Arvanitika and Arbëresh are also descended from Tosk varieties. Another variety of Tosk is Cham Albanian, which is spoken mainly in Epirus in northwestern Greece but also to some extent across the border in Albania (I guess Albanian Epirus). This is a song in Cham Albanian called "Të rriti Mamaja." The lyrics are included in the video description:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDRCJeeelyY

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-11-24, 4:15

Yevanic a.k.a. Judæo-Greek, Judeo-Greek, Romaniyot, Romaniote, and Yevanitika is a now moribund variety of Greek formerly spoken by some Jewish groups in Greece and presently spoken only in Israel and possibly Turkey. This is a Purim song in Yevanic from Ioannina in Epirus. It's called "Kina Glossa" and was sung by Markos Battinos at the Jewish Museum of Frankfurt on October 7(?), 2001:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm-7uxXwXC0

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-12-02, 3:14

Himariote, or Himariote Greek, is a variety of Greek spoken in the Himara region of southern Albania, or northern Epirus. It has some conservative features that have been lost in Standard Modern Greek; I'm not sure how it compares to other Epirote varieties. It apparently varies from one town or village to another as well. This is a polyphonic song apparently in Himariote. It really sounds similar, in style at least, to songs in Albanian from the same region:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR9tLgrmYOE

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-12-16, 4:43

This is a song that's apparently in a divergent variety of Macedonian spoken in and around the town of Kastoria in northern Greece (Kastoria is known in Macedonian as Kostur). This particular song apparently comes from a village(?) near Kastoria called Chalara, and I guess the pictures in the video are from Chalara:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMK_iM7t9wI

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-12-25, 5:06

Sarandë a.k.a. Saranda is a town on the coast of Albania that has such a large Greek population that it's considered one of the two centers of the Greek minority in Albania. There's a song in Greek from Sarandë that begins at 3:40 in this video (there are other ones, too). I presume that song is in whatever variety of Greek they speak there:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi6j2XuLN2g&app=desktop

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-12-26, 21:45

Nartë is a coastal town in southwestern Albania, but the majority of its population is Greek rather than Albanian. They apparently speak their own variety of Modern Greek. It may be the language of the majority in Nartë itself, but it is certainly a minority language in Albania. This is a fairly long Easter song (or set of Easter songs?) that seem to be in the variety of Greek spoken in Nartë:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwwXkLNayp4&app=desktop


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