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Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-09-11, 4:19

melski wrote:Vijayjohn, do you know them ?

Nope!

Ogba(h) a.k.a. Olu Ogba is an Igboid language like Igbo and Ika. This is a highlife/Afro-Funk song (highlife is basically a type of music originally associated with the Ghanaian aristocracy) from Nigeria called "Omhelolo" sung by Christy Ogbah. I'm guessing maybe this is in Ogba, but I can't tell for sure:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixq48QGPd14

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Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-09-15, 2:34

Engenni is an Edoid language from the Delta subgroup; I've never posted anything from this particular subgroup within Edoid even though I've posted lots of songs in Edoid languages before (mostly on the minority languages songs thread). This is a GRN clip in Engenni with a song beginning at 2:54:

http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C13940

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Postby h34 » 2017-09-23, 10:24

(lt) Girių Dvasios, 'Spirits of [primeval] Forests' - Gydantis Lietus, 'Healing Rain'.

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Postby vijayjohn » 2017-09-25, 4:03

Epie a.k.a. Epie-Atissa is another language from the Delta subgroup of the Edoid languages. Unlike Engenni, which is spoken both in Rivers State and in Bayelsa State (which was separated was Rivers State; both are located on the southern coast of Nigeria), Epie is only spoken in Bayelsa State. This is a clip from an Epie festival also known as Obuenim Epie. The singing begins one minute in:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b57XUN3-Kk

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Postby Babbsagg » 2017-09-25, 20:04

Thank you for correcting mistakes!

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Postby vijayjohn » 2017-09-26, 3:25

Ogbia is the most widely spoken Central Delta language (the Central Delta languages are a subgroup within Cross River, which in turn is supposed to be a subgroup within Benue-Congo). It's spoken in Bayelsa State like Epie is. I'm not absolutely sure whether this clip is in this language, but I'm guessing it is. It's a video from Christmas 2001 celebrating the person who uploaded it coming back to his village, which is called Otuogidi and is located within the Ogbia Local Governement Area in Bayelsa. The singing starts around 3:54:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4utMTuo6dY

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Postby h34 » 2017-09-29, 11:38

Anders Ilar - Above grey is blue: http://youtu.be/2l9Cv9TO9pk

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Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-09-30, 6:03

Southeast Ijo is an Ijaw language spoken in southern Nigeria. Wikipedia claims there are two dialects of Southeast Ijo; one is Nembe a.k.a. Nimbe, and the other is Akassa a.k.a. Akaha. However, Nembe is the only one so far that I've managed to find a song in. This is a song in Nembe about unity by an artist named Amadanyo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_hdvtVB8MQ

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Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-09-30, 6:58

Kalabari is another Ijaw language spoken in Rivers State (unlike Southeast Ijo, which is spoken in neighboring Bayelsa State). It's apparently the Ijaw language with the most documentation as well. This is a traditional song and dance performed by the women of Abonnema, a town where Kalabari is spoken. The dance is apparently called Iribo. Singing begins at 1:54:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DUeulc7sNs

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Postby vijayjohn » 2017-10-07, 2:42

Odual is a highly underdocumented Central Delta language that is apparently very closely related to Abua (see what is currently one of the minority languages songs thread). This GRN clip that's apparently in Odual begins with a song:

http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C14521

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Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-10-11, 5:29

Ikwer(r)e is an Igboid language, closely related to Igbo, Ika, and Ogba and spoken in Rivers State. The only Igboid languages that I haven't posted any songs yet form a dialect cluster, though I probably won't post anything in them for quite a while (since it's just barely started to get cold here now). This is an Ikwerre cultural dance accompanied by singing that is also presumably in Ikwerre, performed by the Tufiakwa Musical Club:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7hlJGFbCNg

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Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Postby h34 » 2017-10-19, 13:55

Ryonkt (Ryo Nakata) - The Night Of A Quiet Forest:

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Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-10-21, 3:37

The Lower Cross River languages are another branch of the Cross River languages of Rivers State in Nigeria. Obolo is the most divergent member of the Lower Cross River language group. This is a GRN recording that's supposedly in Obolo with a song beginning at 3:32:

http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C14711

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Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Postby h34 » 2017-10-21, 7:36

A song in Mongolian (Khalkha) called Оройтсон бороо, 'Late Rain'.

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Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-10-21, 7:47

Khana is the most prestigious of the Ogoni languages, which are another branch of the Cross River languages. I posted a GRN clip in Gokana, which is fairly closely related to Khana, but Khana seems to have more speakers. Most songs I can seem to find in Khana seem to be evangelical songs. This is an "Ogoni video"; it's a song, and I'm guessing it's in Khana, but it's not clearly evangelical or anything (which is why I picked it! :P):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9cNtE2VkS0


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