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Postby vijayjohn » 2019-11-05, 0:54

Kirundi a.k.a. Rundi is the official language of Burundi along with English and French and also the sole national language. It's mutually intelligible with Kinyarwanda. Unsurprisingly, it's also spoken across the borders with the three countries that border Burundi other than Rwanda, namely Tanzania, Uganda, and the DRC. This is a folk song in Kirundi from Burundi called "Vyagira Muri Beza" performed by Club Culturel Ihunja in 2014:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QZbYjsexD8

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Postby vijayjohn » 2019-11-05, 4:14

Joba is apparently a variety of Fuliiru, which in turn is closely related to Shi. This is a link from the GRN with two clips, each beginning with a song that's supposedly in Joba. I'm listening to the song in the first one, which ends around 1:34:
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/24431

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Postby Antea » 2019-11-25, 17:49

(he) It’s the same song but in the “dance” version :D
https://youtu.be/Lx5JgMpexrA

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Postby Antea » 2019-12-07, 9:26

(tr),(el-PNT) I am little bit confused by this song. I think the singer could be Georgian or Greek, but in the commentaries they say it’s an Armenian song, but sung in Turkish and Pontic Greek, that I didn’t know before. I have to document myself about it. And BTW, much of the commentaries are in Russian, I don’t know exactly why :hmm:

https://youtu.be/ImJG4MWh3pA

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Postby vijayjohn » 2019-12-15, 7:08

Lega a.k.a. Rega, Leka, Ileka, Kilega, or Kirega is a Bantu language spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) near the borders with Rwanda and Burundi. There are apparently several varieties of Lega, of which the biggest is Shabunda. This is a song in Lega called "Kikusomba mwana" composed by a Congolese priest/abbot named Simon-Pierre Iyanano, although I'm not sure which variety it's in:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwsHZChr3oc

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Postby vijayjohn » 2019-12-23, 8:28

Bembe is a Lega-Binja language, meaning that it's closely related to Lega. It's spoken in western Tanzania as well as in the DRC. In fact, it may actually have more speakers in Tanzania than in the DRC. This folk song (divided into two videos) in Bembe, however, seems to be from the DRC:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzB6C9k4JHw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_HxGUuogjM

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Postby h34 » 2019-12-28, 15:51

Beaivi ('Sun') by Evigt Mörker:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrwhb9xAM30

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Postby vijayjohn » 2019-12-29, 2:50

Zimba is also a Lega-Binja language spoken in the DRC but not particularly closely related to any other language unless a few divergent varieties count. I'm actually not sure whether this song is really in Zimba or not, but it is apparently called "Zimba," and I think it might really be in Zimba:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydlKmNLebYQ

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Postby Linguaphile » 2019-12-29, 5:54

vijayjohn wrote:I'm actually not sure whether this song is really in Zimba or not, but it is apparently called "Zimba," and I think it might really be in Zimba:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydlKmNLebYQ

It's (tn) Tswana actually, by the group Culture Spears. The word "Zimba" as used in this song is a person's name from what I understand. He wants to go live in the city and his friends in the village ask how he will manage there since he has no money.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4iwbT3THf4&list=PLMJN6Y3Yv7V0rfkRNRMIZxzdcMESQj_po&index=13&t=0s

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Postby vijayjohn » 2019-12-29, 6:32

Dammit! But thanks! :lol:

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Postby Antea » 2020-01-03, 22:07

(hr) I think it’s Croatian :hmm:
https://youtu.be/7-HBIf0zy5U

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Postby vijayjohn » 2020-01-04, 23:12

It's Serbian.

Taabwa a.k.a. Tabwa, Ichitaabwa, Kitabwa, Rungu, or Malungu is a Bantu language spoken just west of Lake Tanganyika, mainly in the DRC and across the border in Zambia to a lesser extent. It's part of a group of Bantu languages spoken in the area called the Sabi languages. This is a song, apparently in Taabwa, by Felix Mwango Kabenze called "Ndi wakumalungu" (Ndiwakumalungu?):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxhR0uwVHx4

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Postby Linguaphile » 2020-01-05, 17:25

Ukhamampi Munataxa in Aymara and Spanish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKgjlWHLbl8

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Postby vijayjohn » 2020-01-05, 23:43

Luba-Katanga is a Luba language spoken in Katanga Province in the southeastern part of the DRC, which seceded with support from certain Western countries and remained independent from 1960 to 1963. Luba-Katanga is not mutually intelligible with Luba-Kasai spoken just to the northwest. This is a traditional dance and song in Luba-Katanga performed by a folk group called Mbudje-Nshimikulu:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKIZqzJmzfY

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Postby vijayjohn » 2020-01-07, 22:24

This is a song called "SOS Passe Partout" by a Congolese pop (80s? Soukous?) group called Lubumbashi Stars, fairly popular throughout East Africa from what I understand. Lubumbashi is a town in the southeastern part of the DRC near the border with Zambia. The lyrics of their songs are in a combination of Congolese Swahili and French FWIU:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eq224JnmGs


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