Song Game

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Song Game

Postby voron » 2015-04-22, 18:03

Rules

The first poster names a language.
The next poster posts a song in the named language, and names another language.

It would be nice if you said a few words about why you selected this song.

Addendum: We can repeat songs and languages as many times as we like.
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The first language will be:

[flag=]sr[/flag] Serbian
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Re: Song Game

Postby Lada » 2015-04-22, 19:06

EKV - Zemlja

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS3MWYjF5A8

This song is the first one I liked in Serbian, so I discovered EKV which appeared to be one of the biggest bands from ex-Yugoslavia. The story of the band is sad though... but their music is immortal.

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Re: Song Game

Postby TheStrayCat » 2015-04-22, 21:48

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMo-w0xSLvo

All Icelandic songs I know are from our FSC, and I remember this one the best.

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-04-23, 6:30

This is a Kazakh song from Xinjiang that I posted here. In particular, it's from a part of Xinjiang where the biggest ethnic minority (after the Han) is Kazakh, not Uyghur as in the rest of that province. I've only ever heard a few songs in Kazakh, but this is my favorite so far:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBxyS96YOfM

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Re: Song Game

Postby melski » 2015-04-23, 9:58

JEEL - Risalet Salam جيل - رسالة سلام

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

I have chosen this song by Jordanian band JEEL for its lyrics, which speak of peace and tolerance. I also love the hapiness that stems from the music video :D It's actually a cover of this song (in English).

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Re: Song Game

Postby voron » 2015-04-23, 12:17

The only Maori song I know came from our FSC contest. It actually was the winner of 2013-2014 All Stars contest (viewtopic.php?f=134&t=44325).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yblB87dpJGc

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-04-23, 19:22

Oh boy, there are so many choices for me here! Persian is my favorite language for listening to songs in. :D I just happen to like listening to songs in lots of other languages as well.

I've posted a bunch of songs in Persian before, but here's a song Limagne once posted that I really love listening to (and, unlike the ones I posted, is not pop by any stretch of the imagination):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIV0mYy0MZE
Lyrics (in Persian script): http://www.iransong.com/song/3608.htm

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Re: Song Game

Postby voron » 2015-04-23, 19:36

Baba Yetu! It's a choral version of Lord's Prayer in Swahili, composed by the Chinese American composer Christopher Tin for the computer game Civilization IV. The music is incredible, and the sound of Swahili fits it well. It almost makes me want to learn Swahili...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJiHDmyhE1A
Lyrics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Yetu#Lyrics

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Re: Song Game

Postby Levike » 2015-04-23, 19:48

This was the first Finnish song I ever liked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCpTmMPWg94&spfreload=10

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Re: Song Game

Postby melski » 2015-04-23, 21:51

As you said Canadian French and not especially Quebec French, here is a song by the Franco-Ontario band Akoufèn. I attended one of their concerts in Ottawa three years ago and immediately loved their melodic rock style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu2FCg1-PQw

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-04-24, 2:22

Tbh, the only song I know in Catalan is "Els Segadors," the official national anthem of Catalonia. I have known all the lyrics by heart for years. Here's a video I found of that song with an English translation (in the video. Beware of loudness! I mean idk, it sounded pretty loud to me at least):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-BdN3ZiH2w

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Re: Song Game

Postby Allekanger » 2015-04-26, 7:50

The Maori song was cool, I like it. And I'm so happy I got Hindi! This is from a movie called Ishaqzaade:

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

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-04-26, 8:38

Wow, I never mentioned "'S muladach mi" anywhere on this forum! :shock: "'S muladach mi" is the only song I know in Scottish Gaelic and one that I've known for years all because of Encarta. :lol: I just found this video of it. It has lots and lots of images of Scotland:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQFRVrE_6ew
Lyrics (and translation into English): http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/mouth ... ladach.htm

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Re: Song Game

Postby Allekanger » 2015-04-26, 13:05

Cool, thanks!

This is a rather weird song, but perhaps it will amuse someone. I found it a few years ago on the blog of a Swedish-Chinese journalist student who was at the time covering foreign aspiring musical artists in China. They are from the Bahamas and I think Canada and Italy and they sing in Mandarin Chinese together, but I have no idea of how well they do it. Maybe that's why it's subbed? Anyway, it always makes me cringe so much...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQLeFE6Erqs

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-04-26, 20:50

Allekanger wrote:Cool, thanks!

No problem! Thanks for your songs, too! :)
This is a rather weird song, but perhaps it will amuse someone. I found it a few years ago on the blog of a Swedish-Chinese journalist student who was at the time covering foreign aspiring musical artists in China. They are from the Bahamas and I think Canada and Italy and they sing in Mandarin Chinese together, but I have no idea of how well they do it.

Their Mandarin sounds a little weird (she sings *ruò instead of luò in the second line) but mostly fine (to me).
Maybe that's why it's subbed?

Nah, that's just common practice with songs in East Asia (although that may have more to do with dialect variation than anything else, especially in the case of Chinese). Most Chinese, Japanese, and Korean songs I can think of come with subtitles. Dialogs are often (though not always) subtitled, too.
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This is an Afrikaans song called "Ek kom huis toe" but buffalaxed, i.e. with subtitles indicating what the lyrics sound like in another language (usually, as in this case, English):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcIkWeAyNkI
:lol:

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Re: Song Game

Postby TheStrayCat » 2015-04-26, 21:53

This:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO-QwWGZfic

Someone once posted this song to another thread on Unilang, I listened to it and liked it a lot. Now it's been in my collection for years. ;) Also, this is the only song in Khmer I know so far.

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Re: Song Game

Postby TheStrayCat » 2015-04-26, 22:29

P.S. Vijay, I've just made a search and found out it was actually you who put it up there. Okay, at least you know that your post wasn't in vain! :D

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-04-27, 1:39

Yep, it was me. :) And yeah, I can see that it wasn't in vain. :lol: That song is really nice, too, so I'm really glad you like it! :D I'm pretty sure it's about a woman who misses her boyfriend. Yay, I can still make out what some of the words mean even though the last time I tried to learn any Khmer was years ago! :partyhat:

Anyway, the only song I know in Greenlandic...is another regional anthem! :para: :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E9ior--Jd8

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Re: Song Game

Postby Allekanger » 2015-04-27, 6:12

Does it have to be a Youtube link? This is a song from a Turkish band called The Rain. The song is called Evim gökyüzü. I like this song a lot, so I'm glad I could find it online for you all:

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=2136376

You can either play it on the site or download it. :)

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-04-27, 6:24

Allekanger wrote:Does it have to be a Youtube link?

I don't think it should have to be. Most of the songs I've posted in Turkish on UniLang come without YouTube links, too. :P

I think I'll wait for somebody else to post a song in English because I figure that should be relatively easy for people to find...:lol:


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