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

Posted: 2018-08-10, 13:29
by ceid donn
Cuban Spanish gets no love at Unilang, does it?

(es-CU)

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

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

Posted: 2018-08-11, 2:36
by vijayjohn
I've posted a few songs in Cuban Spanish before, too, just not in this thread.

Yaka is another Bantu language spoken in the DRC but also across the border in Angola. It is part of a group of Bantu languages called the Yaka languages, whose closest relatives within Bantu may be the Kongo languages (including Kongo). This is a song, apparently in Yaka, called "Meni Yaka," by a folk(?) group called Kas Kasongo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8t-wuFVCt0

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

Posted: 2018-08-11, 11:43
by Osias
ceid donn wrote:Cuban Spanish gets no love at Unilang, does it?
I use to listen to that album a lot, just no post here because seems too obvious.

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

Posted: 2018-08-11, 17:43
by ceid donn
Actually I mean in general, there aren't many people interested in Cuban Spanish, or the larger spectrum of Caribbean Spanish, here at Unilang.

I know the BVSC album was very popular and maybe in some areas of the world it was popular enough to enter the mainstream, but the album itself was an effort to revive traditional Cuban music that had fallen out of the mainstream. That anyone would call it "obvious" today just shows how incredibly successful it was in doing what the musicians intended it to do.

Anyhow...

(fr)

I've been a long-time fan of Raphaël Haroche and have mentioned his music many times in my SAC threads. He is, in my opinion, a brilliant lyricist in French, whose writing style is contemporary bridge between great English language rock lyricists like David Bowie and Bob Dylan to French poets like Rimbaud and Prévert. But also, some of his more compositionally interesting songs make musical references to his non-French heritage (in this particular song, it's his Argentinian heritage), which is something I wish he did more of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvGLfeJC1Ow

Oh and in mentioning Prévert, I just reminded myself of this song, so now I have to listen to it too. :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzuTdVJG-ck

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

Posted: 2018-08-11, 18:03
by Antea

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

Posted: 2018-08-11, 22:27
by Antea

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

Posted: 2018-08-11, 23:01
by Osias
O sotaque parece de Portugal. :)

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

Posted: 2018-08-11, 23:10
by Antea
:? Ya, pero como las imágenes son de Brasil, se supone que tendría que ser de allí :hmm:

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

Posted: 2018-08-12, 0:28
by Osias
Mas é. A letra é brasileira. É o cantor que soa português em alguns momentos. Interessante.

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

Posted: 2018-08-12, 0:38
by vijayjohn
Luimbi is a minor Bantu language spoken right in the middle of Angola. This is a song that's apparently called "Luimbi," but I have no idea whether it's actually in Luimbi or not. It's part of an album called Legalize by an artist (I think an Angolan artist) apparently named (or going by the name of) Mulundo. IIRC this artist also has some other songs whose titles are names of indigenous languages of Angola:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO6oN7WaLNM

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

Posted: 2018-08-12, 9:44
by h34
Flёur - Кислород
https://youtu.be/ecyDky4TcnU

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

Posted: 2018-08-12, 10:31
by vijayjohn
Luchazi a.k.a. Lucazi, Ngangela, or Chiluchazi is another Bantu language that is apparently closely related to Luimbi and especially to Luvale. It's spoken in Angola, Zambia, the DRC, and Namibia. The majority of its speakers are in Angola IIUC, but I think the video for this Luchazi song, "Zangi Yami," is probably from the neighboring country of Zambia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saTIO8yf0Nc

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

Posted: 2018-08-13, 13:20
by Antea

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

Posted: 2018-08-13, 15:52
by vijayjohn
Chokwe a.k.a. Ucôkwe or Wuchokwe is another language that's apparently closely related to Luchazi, Luimbi, and Luvale, spoken as a lingua franca in eastern Angola but also spoken to some extent in the DRC and Zambia. This is a kind of dance called "Tchiyanda" accompanied by singing that I believe is in Chokwe. I think the video is probably from Zambia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ArXXcEVRZA

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

Posted: 2018-08-14, 8:54
by Antea

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

Posted: 2018-08-14, 22:57
by h34
Мост над туманным заливом by Flёur:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipvU_CvPNJ4

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

Posted: 2018-08-15, 0:31
by vijayjohn
Mbwela is apparently the name of a variety of Luchazi spoken in Angola, but also the name of a variety of Nkoya (spoken in Zambia). This is a rap song that's apparently called "Mbwela," and I guess "Rastyna" is the artist's (stage?) name, but I really can't say with any certainty what language it's actually in or even what country it's from. It could even be from Tanzania. The video footage is taken from "Bugatti" by Ace Hood, though:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEF05Ske1tc

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

Posted: 2018-08-15, 20:03
by Osias

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

Posted: 2018-08-16, 0:30
by vijayjohn
:lol: That's better than all the other Portuguese Buffalaxed videos I've seen so far.

Zemba a.k.a. Dhimba, Zimba, Tjimba, Chimba, Himba, etc. is a Bantu language (not to be confused with the Himba variety of Herero straddling the border between Angola and Namibia) spoken mainly in Angola but also across the border in Namibia and closely related to the Herero language, spoken mainly in Namibia (and sometimes considered a dialect of Herero just like Himba). The Zemba ethnically self-identify as Herero. This is a scene from a documentary in Spanish(!) about the Zemba featuring some singing that's presumably in their language:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo9sF2gRPdg

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

Posted: 2018-08-16, 14:29
by Osias
vijayjohn wrote::lol: That's better than all the other Portuguese Buffalaxed videos I've seen so far.
It's the only one I like. :yep: