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

Posted: 2020-01-09, 16:43
by Gormur
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_HDrLF-ZWc

Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir: Ég sé þig

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

Posted: 2020-01-09, 22:20
by vijayjohn
Lamba, like Taabwa, is a Sabi language spoken both in Zambia and the DRC (around Lubumbashi), though with more speakers on the Zambian side of the border. This is a song in Lamba from Zambia called "Chabalankata Kwi Lamba" and performed by a band(?) called Bangwe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY9dD-ApfCc

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

Posted: 2020-01-15, 13:49
by Antea

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

Posted: 2020-01-16, 15:59
by Antea

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

Posted: 2020-01-18, 15:47
by Antea

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

Posted: 2020-01-23, 23:04
by Ciarán12
My new Brazilian colleague recommended an artist to me, one he'd only just discovered himself. According to one of the comments on the video, they're a band from New York, the singer spent some time living in Rio de Janeiro and fell in love with pt-BR. The lyrics, which are in Portuguese, don't make sense. Apparently its a poem by a Brazilian poet (attributed to "Chacal", according to that same comment on the video). Anyway, interesting and I'm kind of liking it...

https://youtu.be/d6GJeap4Oqo

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

Posted: 2020-01-27, 20:14
by h34
Ольга Восконьян & Bio - Обруч золотой:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQYkdJgBcX8

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

Posted: 2020-01-29, 15:50
by linguoboy
(haw) "Ka ʻOpihi O Kanapou", Kealiʻi Reichel

I just discovered this song and I can't stop listening to it. I've never heard popular Hawai'ian music that was simply voice and percussion with no stringed instruments before. As with most Hawai'ian songs, the lyrics are laden with kaona or hidden meanings: what seems to be a straightforward song in praise of a tasty limpet (ʻopihi) is also about sexual desire. (Lyrics and translation in the description.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf48w0lonw8

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

Posted: 2020-02-02, 19:33
by Gormur

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

Posted: 2020-02-04, 22:47
by h34
Flёur - Последний танец зимы
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6KfTMz5ueo

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

Posted: 2020-02-05, 12:37
by Osias

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

Posted: 2020-02-19, 13:12
by Lutrinae

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

Posted: 2020-02-20, 13:54
by Osias

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

Posted: 2020-02-21, 19:05
by Antea

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

Posted: 2020-02-21, 19:49
by Antea

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

Posted: 2020-02-25, 18:36
by Synalepha

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

Posted: 2020-02-25, 19:15
by Gormur
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99bK65R830w
Lij Michael Faf: Zaraye yehun nege

I have no idea what the language spoken is, very cool though :)

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

Posted: 2020-02-26, 1:23
by Linguaphile
Gormur wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99bK65R830w
Lij Michael Faf: Zaraye yehun nege

I have no idea what the language spoken is, very cool though :)

Amharic (with a bit of English) from Ethiopia. Zaraye yehun nege = ዛሬ ይሁን ነገ ("Whether it be today or tomorrow" :?: , which comes from a line in the song about not knowing if he may die today or tomorrow.) It's basically saying the future is uncertain, so I'm just going to sing, live for today and not worry about what comes.

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

Posted: 2020-02-26, 5:09
by Gormur
Cool beans. Do you happen to know of more Ethiopian music, like rap and RnB? It has a really nice rhythm. I know because i'm a musician 8-) :)

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

Posted: 2020-02-27, 23:10
by KITADISA
vijayjohn wrote:Ixil is another Mayan language closely related to Mam (although the most closely related language to Mam is Tektitek, which I couldn't find a song in :P). It's spoken only in Guatemala. This is a song in Ixil by Ana Guzmán to the tune of "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele (I'm not sure whether this is actually a translation of that song or not, though). The title of the video says "the voice of our languages transcends borders" in Spanish (so maybe they were trying to make a point):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHA1k6MQWmQ

One more language from Mexico: Tojolabal is another Mayan language spoken in Chiapas, though from a different branch of the Mayan family. This is a Tojolabal song performed at the International Book Fair in Mexico City five years ago, preceded by an introduction in Spanish: