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

Posted: 2018-08-18, 0:49
by Antea

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

Posted: 2018-08-18, 4:23
by vijayjohn
Mbunda is a Bantu language closely related to Luchazi and spoken mainly in Angola as well as in Zambia to some extent. This is a song with dancing that I think may be in Mbunda based on the video title. I'm not sure whether it was filmed in Angola or Zambia; I'm inclined to guess Zambia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F55A5GkTqgc

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

Posted: 2018-08-18, 4:53
by ceid donn
(gd)

Today, August 18 in Stirling, Scotland, will be the last Runrig concert ever. They're retiring from live performing, which will genuinely be the end of an era for Gaelic. I've never been a huge Runrig fan but they do have some songs I really like and there is no arguing over their place in contemporary Gaelic revitalization. So many Gaelic learners I have known over the years have cited Runrig as an inspiration for learning Gaelic and for many of them, Runrig's Gaelic language songs were the first Gaelic music they had ever heard. It's hard to dismiss that kind of influence. So I'm listening to some Runrig over here in the US. Tapaidh leibh agus soraidh slàn leibh, a Runrig!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQEcKFP-pAo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQFGNfSq9Rg

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

Posted: 2018-08-18, 5:41
by vijayjohn
Lozi a.k.a. siLozi or Rozi is a Southern Bantu language closely related to Sotho. It's spoken mainly in southwestern Zambia but also in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. This is a Lozi song, apparently about a man celebrating his daughter's wedding, called "Aiwe ma zenya mulamu zenya chelete":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10NtiDrTgtI

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

Posted: 2018-08-20, 15:46
by ceid donn
(en)

That this is what I'm listening to on this Monday morning says a lot about my mood. Whenever people say about our current time that "we survived Reagan/Thatcher, we can survive this," people like me who grew up in the 80s are quick to point out that not all of us did. Myself personally, I survived the 80s by injecting music like this directly into my veins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1U1Ue_5kq8

(And yes, this is the song Kurt Cobain ripped off...)

Also I was really into this band and this album back then. Terrible name for a band, but ironically, they were one of the most anti-fa, anti-racist bands around back then

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIzsDSFM-Ak

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

Posted: 2018-08-20, 16:01
by linguoboy
ceid donn wrote:Also I was really into this band and this album back then. Terrible name for a band, but ironically, they were one of the most anti-fa, anti-racist bands around back then

Until we got around to studying the English Civil War in high school, I always imagined the New Model Army as a fighting force made up of fashion models.

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

Posted: 2018-08-20, 20:21
by vijayjohn
Luba-Kasai a.k.a. Western Luba, Bena-Lulua, Ciluba, Tshiluba, Luba-Lulua, or Luva is a Luban language, closely related to Kaonde, and the lingua franca of the central(?) part of the DRC. This is a song in Luba-Kasai called "Kazadi Ngandi" recorded in the 1950s:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6RV2qXZm5I

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

Posted: 2018-08-21, 3:11
by vijayjohn
Songe a.k.a. Songye, Kisonge, Lusonge, Yembe, or Northeast Luba is another Luban language spoken in southern Congo. It's not as closely related to Luba-Kasai as Kaonde is. This is a fairly long song in Songe called "Musongye Mukielenge" about the Songe people and their pride, with subtitles first in French and then in Songe, apparently performed by Mi-Amor and TG Basokin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMWkgu0dv_s

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

Posted: 2018-08-22, 2:29
by ceid donn
In the mood for Ludovico Einaudi tonight. I'm listening to this album of his right now. My favorite tracks on this one are "Ora" and "Dolce Droga."

The only problem with listening to Einaudi when studying is it makes me want to stop studying and pick up my guitar and play for a bit instead. :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bvm9yG4cvs&t=2851s

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

Posted: 2018-08-22, 4:02
by vijayjohn
Kanyok a.k.a. Kanioka is a Luba language, closely related to Luba-Kasai and Kaonde, spoken in the southern part of the DRC. This is a song in Kanyok, apparently performed by someone named Kazadi Celestin and called "Musambo Wa Maja." It's from the same set of recordings from the 1950s as "Kazadi Ngandi," the Luba-Kasai song I posted:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23CBn-pUbL4

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

Posted: 2018-08-22, 16:33
by Antea

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

Posted: 2018-08-23, 0:26
by vijayjohn
Lele a.k.a. Bashilele, Bachilele, or Usilele is a language spoken in the southern DRC, apparently part of the small Bushoong language group. The Bushoong languages in turn may be closely related to the Bangi languages, including Lingala. This is a traditional Lele song and dance. I think I'll watch the first four minutes or so:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y772XniMiM

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

Posted: 2018-08-24, 0:27
by ceid donn
I was searching You Tube for a Latin pop song I heard on the radio yesterday and came across this. Now I can't look away...

(es-PR)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvpd9_5vuks

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

Posted: 2018-08-24, 0:43
by vijayjohn
Hendo a.k.a. Songomeno or Osongomeno is the only other Bushoong language there is besides Lele, Wongo, and Bushoong itself. Like the other Bushoong languages, it's spoken in the southern DRC. GRN has a few recordings that they claim are in different varieties of this language. This is a recording they have (or an excerpt of it) for the Ntono variety. There's a song that begins in the background at 1:05:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjmiihoaECA

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

Posted: 2018-08-24, 13:05
by Osias

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

Posted: 2018-08-24, 15:04
by Antea

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

Posted: 2018-08-25, 4:00
by vijayjohn
Dengese a.k.a. Lengese or Ndengese is a Bantu language spoken in the southern DRC. It's been suggested that one language variety normally considered to be a variety of Bushoong may be closely related to Dengese. This is a TV show of some sort that I think might be in Dengese. I'm just listening to the song at the very beginning of the video (after the explosion :P):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR8UjLE9t3I

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

Posted: 2018-08-27, 18:28
by vijayjohn
Tetela is a Bantu language spoken in the central and southern DRC that's apparently closely related to Dengese. It was also the native language of Patrice Lumumba, the DRC's first prime minister, and many of the officials in his government. This is a Tetela song called "Edimanyelo," apparently meaning 'pardon', performed by Les Musiciens du Sankuru:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv82q-Fzd6o

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

Posted: 2018-08-27, 22:28
by Antea

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

Posted: 2018-08-28, 1:45
by vijayjohn
Kela a.k.a. Yela, Ikela, Okela, or Lemba is a Bantu language spoken in the central part of the DRC. Traditionally, it was considered a Tetela language, i.e. closely related to Tetela and Dengese, but now, it is apparently considered to be more closely related to Sengele. There's a song in the background of the first clip in this link from the GRN that's apparently in Kela beginning at 8:54:

http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C11920