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

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-12-25, 4:55

Northern Tosk is another subdialect of Tosk Albanian. One of the areas where it's spoken is a region in central Albania called Myzeqe, and I happened to find this song by Edmond Grembi in Albanian called "Myzeqe te kendon djali"(?), so I thought I'd post it in the off chance that maybe it's in the Northern Tosk variety apparently spoken in Myzeqe(!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNn8UznYGuw&app=desktop
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Postby vijayjohn » 2018-12-26, 21:39

This is a polyphonic song in some variety of Greek performed by a group that comes from Albania. This group is apparently called Πολυφωνικό (Polyfonikó) from the southern Albanian city of Gjirokastër, known in Greek as Αργυρόκαστρο (Argyrókastro). Gjirokastër, like Sarandë, is one of the centers of the Greek community in Albania. There were a few conflicts between the Greek minority and the Albanian government there in the 90s at least:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R-QbBwXjU4&app=desktop

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

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-12-29, 7:33

Macedonian Greek is a variety of Greek spoken in northern Greece, in the historical region of Macedonia where Alexander the Great came from. This is a song in Macedonian Greek called "I Mana Tou Alexandrou" (probably in honor of Alexander the Great :P) by George Dalaras:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9e7U9gCbSc

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

Postby h34 » 2019-01-19, 16:47

https://youtu.be/DVlllizIvzo
https://youtu.be/0yGKk24YPqo
'Прекрасное далёко' ('Prekrasnoe dalёko ~ The Beautiful Afar'), a song which appeared in a Russian film series called 'Гостья из будущего', 'Guests from the future'. Lyrics by Юрий Энтин.

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

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-20, 7:42

Ohrid is a town in southwestern Macedonia near the border with Albania. There is a variety of Macedonian spoken in that area on both sides of the border. This is a song from Ohrid (that I'm hoping is in the local variety spoken there, though it may not be) called "Biljana Platno Beleshe" (Билјана Платно Белеше) and performed by the Macedonian Piano Bar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNoPDQ6MW0o&app=desktop
Lyrics (courtesy of first comment):

Билјана платно белеше
на охридските извори.
Ми поминаа винари,
винари белограѓни.

Kротко терајте карванот,
да не ми платно згазите,
платното ми е даровно,
за свекор и за свекрва.

Ако ти платно згазиме,
со вино ќе го платиме,
со вино ќе го платиме,
и бела лута ракија.

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

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-20, 23:24

Struga is another town in Macedonia very close to Ohrid. The variety of Macedonian spoken in Struga is very similar to the Ohrid variety. This is a song from Struga (that I presume is in the Struga variety) called "Dafina bolna legnala" (Дафина болна легнала), apparently performed in the year of my birth by a band/group named Struški Biseri (Струшки Бисери):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUagzr9UJAs


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