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Re: Song Game

Postby OldBoring » 2015-12-12, 11:18

vijayjohn wrote:I think this may be the only song I know of where the lyrics include the word "Facebook." :lol:

So we know that the song is of this century!

Emanuele Licci & Antonio Amato - Kali Nifta
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q65013ESax4

This is a pizzica from Salento in Griko; sung during the concert Notte della Taranta.
Apparently the Griko have adopted the pizzica dance? Or maybe they invented it? I'm not sure.
Introduction and lyrics + translation in Italian

The introduction says:

Love serenade written by Vito Domenico Palumbo (1856-1918). The author wrote 8 stanzas for his loved woman, but the lyrics below [in the above link] only has 3 of them. This song is considered oral tradition heritage.

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-12-13, 21:50

Greek again? :lol: Okay, I think I'll use this song, which was the first song Mike posted after the first few songs I ever posted on the forum. :P It's called Του μικρού Βοριά (Tou mikrou Voria) or 'To the little North Wind'. This version is sung by Maria Farantouri, and this video has an English translation in the subtitles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0ERRNccIwE
Lyrics (in Greek script): http://www.stixoi.info/stixoi.php?info= ... ng_id=4954

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EDIT: Btw, I just listened to this:
OldBoring wrote:Esma Redzepova - Gelem, gelem
http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=-XCOyB7WStI#!

and most of that clip isn't in Romani. :P I'm pretty sure the beginning and end are in some Slavic language, I'm guessing Macedonian, but she sings at least part of the first verse in the middle in Romani.

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Re: Song Game

Postby OldBoring » 2015-12-16, 11:59

Arirang - Korean folk song
http://youtu.be/gkM_LXUCMeA

I didn't realize there was Greek already before, I must've missed it when browsing the previous pages of the thread…

vijayjohn wrote:EDIT: Btw, I just listened to this:
OldBoring wrote:Esma Redzepova - Gelem, gelem
http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=-XCOyB7WStI#!

and most of that clip isn't in Romani. :P I'm pretty sure the beginning and end are in some Slavic language, I'm guessing Macedonian, but she sings at least part of the first verse in the middle in Romani.

他妈的Esma Redzepova! :lol:

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Re: Song Game

Postby Limagne » 2015-12-16, 14:00

Thought this one wasn't too bad :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgWZai9yg-s

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-12-17, 2:27

OldBoring wrote:Arirang - Korean folk song

Arirang was one of the last few songs I posted on the Korean songs thread. :lol:
vijayjohn wrote:
OldBoring wrote:Esma Redzepova - Gelem, gelem
http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=-XCOyB7WStI#!

and most of that clip isn't in Romani. :P I'm pretty sure the beginning and end are in some Slavic language, I'm guessing Macedonian, but she sings at least part of the first verse in the middle in Romani.

他妈的Esma Redzepova! :lol:

It's not her fault most Eastern Europeans (including Macedonians) don't know her language! :P
Limagne wrote:Thought this one wasn't too bad :D

Oh, I remember that song! :D It's about the hope of eventual reunification, I think using the metaphor of someone taking a trip and wishing to see their family back home someday.
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I don't know any specific Amharic songs except the one Elaine posted in the FSC once, but I've heard some at a local Ethiopian restaurant, and I love listening to them in the background. :mrgreen: So I just picked the first one I found on YouTube: "Yene Habesha" by Abby Lakew. I'm listening to it now, and it sounds great, so I think I'll pick it!
https://youtu.be/PsfVYQ8zd4M
And since you're here now, Limagne, I think I'll pick a language I think you might be able to post a song in, too!

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Re: Song Game

Postby OldBoring » 2015-12-19, 9:45

waiting for Limagne :hmm:

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-12-19, 9:56

You can't just find one on the thread for Kashmiri songs? :P All right, then I'll just answer my own question (again :lol:) and pick a language that's easier than that this time! Here's one called "Sweetie Sweetie Drai Duty" that was in my head earlier today (IIRC it's about Kashmiri women gaining more rights and their husbands trying to deal with it :lol:):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khGxodBl-VU
It's cold here right now, and we mentioned this language recently anyway, so...

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Re: Song Game

Postby OldBoring » 2015-12-19, 12:06

Chandmani Erdene - Father in Ulan Bator (Mongolian: Миний аав Улаанбаатарт байна).

http://youtu.be/ZGv5f4rIS38

This song was composed by Buren Bayaer, same author of the song "Chandmani Erdene" (his first song) that I once nominated for the FSC.
After the success of that song, he formed a trio with his wife and his daughter Norma, named like the song "Chandmani Erdene".
But it seems in this song "Father in Ulan Bator" only he and Norma (I think?) sing. The song is about the daughter who misses her father, who is far away from home, in Ulan Bator for work.

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-12-19, 19:51

I'm going to post Lauren's favorite Manchu (and Mandarin) song with the lyrics written out in Manchu script and Roman script (except for the Mandarin part, which is just written out in Hanzi). :mrgreen: Lauren says as far as she knows, the Manchu part means the same thing as the Mandarin part. It's called "Hargaxame Wecere Alin":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0py_I25Q0ys
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Re: Song Game

Postby Limagne » 2015-12-19, 19:57

Sorry, I'm late :) I had even bookmarked an old Kashmiri song I like!

Here is my all-time favourite Uzbek song, though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zxLCLkz9PM

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-12-19, 20:14

Aww :( Well, in that case, I'll just do Kashmiri again! :D

Here's my favorite Georgian song so far. :mrgreen: It's called "Mtiuluri Namgerebi" and is performed by Ensemble Kolkheti. I think it's also the last Georgian song I posted:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SycN0qmMmAM

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Re: Song Game

Postby Limagne » 2015-12-19, 22:57


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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-12-19, 23:11

Yay, I'm so glad you posted that song! :woohoo: I remember posting it on the Kashmiri songs thread. :)
Limagne wrote:Next language: Kalenjin

Aha, finally a language no one's ever posted a song in on this forum to my knowledge! :D (For anyone who's curious, Kalenjin is a (Southern) Nilotic language spoken in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. That means it's not Bantu or anything but is related to Masai and to Luo, Barack Obama's father's native(?) language). Here's a song in Kalenjin by Naswa Melodies called "Kipsoiwet" (it was like the first result I found for "kalenjin songs," but it's a pretty cool song! :lol:). In this song, a woman is talking about life with her ex-husband and saying she'll never go back to him again:
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Re: Song Game

Postby OldBoring » 2015-12-20, 1:14

wadafakhi is wakhi?

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-12-20, 2:22

:lol: It's a Pamirian language. That means it's one of the Iranian languages spoken in the Pamir Mountains in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and China.

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-12-31, 9:34

OK, since it's the end of the month, I think I might as well just go ahead and answer my own question by posting the song I'll post in the upcoming FSC in advance. :D I found it on the Pamiri Languages thread in the South Asian forum in one of Limagne's posts there:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaptNKw1azE
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Re: Song Game

Postby TheStrayCat » 2016-01-22, 5:00

I googled this and it sounds quite pleasant. ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ad1C4hig1U

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Re: Song Game

Postby Lada » 2016-01-22, 9:46

Of course Ляпис Трубецкой. The most popular Belorusian band, though most of their songs are in Russian. I can't say that I'm fond of this particular song, but at least, it's in Belarusian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIwA_QeTD9U

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Re: Song Game

Postby Limagne » 2016-01-22, 11:45

This is a song I first heard when I was 16, I had lots of Indonesian friends back then :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jPHtOOR7i8

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Re: Song Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-02-05, 20:28

I think this song might have become my favorite song in European Portuguese so far. It's called "Navegar, Navegar" and is by Fausto. I posted it once on the music thread on the Portuguese forum:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2D7XujdElA
Lyrics (and video with only one still picture): http://letras.mus.br/fausto/486912/

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