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Author:  opipik [ Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:47 am ]
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Kales Gadagads - Seselig Seselig
This song is in one of the languages of Madang province in Papua New Guinea. At first I thought it was in Gedaged, but Gedaged doesn't have <h> and <r>, so now I think it's in Bilibil, a related language.

Author:  Avaja [ Tue May 02, 2017 2:16 am ]
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Thomas Di Leva - Tiden faller
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz_8nkRcOpQ (Swedish)

Author:  Imralu [ Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:25 pm ]
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Third Hand Music - Sindio

So refreshing to hear a song in Swahili that's not autotuned and not boring (and not both). The guy who sings the second verse also has a surprising voice. And damn, this is filled with political rage and I love it.

I translated it to the best of my ability in here...

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Third Hand Music - Sindio

Sindio (x6)                       Isn't it so?

Mimi nilikupa kura yangu          I gave you my vote
Kaenda bunge                      And you went to parliament
Katusahau                         And forgot us
Si mashinani                      We in the grassroots
Twakungoja wewe MP                We wait for you, MP

Matumaini zako zapotosha          When your confidence is high enough
Wewe kupe watufyonza              You tick, you suck us dry
Nilikuamini wewe                  I believed in you

Sisi masikini twakungojea         We poor people wait for you
Ahadi zako katupoteza             And you break your promises to us
Masikini 'tujaenda shule          We poor people have not gone to school
Hatujakula chochote               We have not eaten anything

Ukaenda bunge kusahau             And you go to parliament to forget
Ukalala usingizi                  And you lie down and sleep
Twaomba your dreams come true     We ask for your dreams to come true

Sindio (x6)                       Isn't it so?

Ni kama ni kushawishi             It's like it was persuasion
ulitushawishi                     You persuaded us
Tukakupa kura zetu ukatoweka      And we voted for you and you disappeared
Lakini haikufaa                   But it wasn't right
Haukutimiza ahadi zozote          You didn't keep any of your promises

Kutetea haki za binadamu          To stand up for human rights
Kutetea haki za wa-watoto         To stand up for the rights of chi-children
Kutetea haki za sisi sote         To stand up for all of our rights
Haukufanya                        You didn't do it
(x2)

... ulisahau                      ... you forgot                       

Sindio (x6)                       Isn't it so?

Mimi nilikupa kura yangu          I gave you my vote
Kaenda bunge                      And you went to parliament
Katusahau                         And forgot us
Si mashinani                      We in the grassroots
Twakungoja wewe MP                We wait for you




Author:  jmcd [ Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:33 am ]
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That's cool that you shared the song and translated it.

I've translated two Réunionese songs, one into German:

'Mangé pou le coeur' by Alain Péters

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Essen für d'n Herz

Ich geh' auf dem Weg
Ich seh' Schwierigkeit gibts viel
Wovon kommen sie?
Überall wo ich geh'
Das Ganz' versteh' ich nicht
Gibts zu viel Quatsch ohne Sinn
das ganz' Quatsch ohne Sinn
ihr' ganz' Quatsch ohne Sinn

Oh! wo bist du daran
Oh! wo bist du mein Freund
Oh! wo bist du da wann
Du siehst (i(ch)) bin ohn' Glück

Einige hab'n viel
Einige hab'n nichts
All' bewein'n ihre Schmerz'n
Manchmal fragt man sich
Mutti, warum ich selbst wein' ich
Essen gibts nicht für d'n Herz

Oh! wo bist du daran
Oh! wo bist du mein Glück
Oh! wo bist du da wann
Oh! Essen für d'n Herz

Überall ists dunkel
Ich begrab' nicht Hoffnung
Immer bei Sonne Aufsteh'n
Vögeln hab'n g'sungen
Selbst wenn ich singen werd
Wenn es schwer ist, sing' ich
Wenn auch es schwer ist, sing' ich

Oh! wo bist du daran
Oh! wo bist du mein Freund
Oh! wo bist du da wann
Du siehst (i(ch)) bin ohn' Glück

Oh! wo bist du daran
Oh! wo bist du mein Glück
Oh! wo bist du da wann
Oh! Essen für d'n Herz

--

Mi s'ar su chemin
Mi vois coups coups d' cognes na plein
Qui coté zot y vient ?
Partout mi sava
Tout ça mi comprends pas
Na trop wati-watia
Tout le wati-watia,
Tout ' zot wati-watia

Oh ! qui l'est ou là d'dans
Oh ! qui l'est ou mon frère
Oh ! qui l'est ou là quand
Tu vois moins l'est misère

Deux-trois néna plein,
Deux-trois na point rien
Tout' i mange zot' douleur
Des fois ti demande
Mamman pou qoué à moins i pleure
Carri na point pou l' coeur

Partout i fait noir ,
Mi enterre pas l'espoir
Tout' l' temps soleil levé
Z'oiseaux la chanté
Moin si moin va chanter
Même l'est dur ma chanter,
Si l'est dur ma chanter
Même l'est dur ma chanter


What do you think of as boring music, by the way?

Author:  Imralu [ Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:11 am ]
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jmcd wrote:
What do you think of as boring music, by the way?
It varies really. I generally don't like ballads ... but there are a lot of exceptions. I really don't like stuff where the singer just goes "yeeeeaaaahhAAAeeeeaaaeeeaaah" randomly all over the scale for no reason other than to show off their voice. While looking for Swahili music, I've just been getting annoyed with how samey and pleasant it is, and male vocalists always have these high voices that are autotuned to shit ... and then they do the "yeaahaeeaaaaeeeah" stuff through the autotune, like, what is the point of that? (I guess it's just a thing that people who like that kind of music just like.) Like, each song that I'd describe as boring is actually not that bad, but 90% of the first Swahili music I was coming across was like this. Nice to have on in the background I guess, but I don't have speakers - I'm a focused-headphone listener, not a put-something-on-while-I-do-other-things listener, so I was skipping through things and getting frustrated with the number of ads on Youtube for Youtube ... just five seconds of staring at the youtube logo, sometimes with a tone, sometimes without ... and if you click on it, it just takes you to the front page of youtube ... ... ... I AM ALREADY ON YOUR SITE YOU DON'T HAVE TO ADVERTISE FOR YOURSELF ON YOURSELF ...

Here's an example: Harmonize - Matatizo ... not entirely unredeeming and pretty well produced and nice video - there's obviously money behind this guy, but not something I can sit and listen to and focus on for any reason other than to learn the language.

Author:  jmcd [ Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:04 am ]
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I see what you mean. I'm not a fan of autotune myself. There have on occasion been songs that I could otherwise have listened to but the autotune put me off.

It's quite disappointing that you describe Swahili music like this. Obviously, Swahili music was not always like this. Perhaps looking at older music or more traditional styles could avoid this.

I have noticed that Autotune and similar musical modifications have only very recently arrived in Malagasy music: up until a few years back, it was basically unheard of.

Author:  Vijay [ Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:15 am ]
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I'm not too familiar with autotune, but it seems to be kind of common in African music in general. I've heard a few Nigerian songs in a pretty wide variety of indigenous languages that seem to have it. This song in an Indian minority language seems to have it, too (starting around 37 seconds in), and I don't think it's the only Indian song I've heard that has it.

Author:  Imralu [ Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:23 pm ]
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jmcd wrote:
It's quite disappointing that you describe Swahili music like this. Obviously, Swahili music was not always like this. Perhaps looking at older music or more traditional styles could avoid this.

Yeah. There is a lot of Swahili music like this, but I think it was overrepresented in the first stuff I found. I find music in a language usually through a narrow window and expand out into the world by clicking on related videos, and I guess the window I climbed in was over in the autotuned-warbling corner. There is some Swahili music with a lot more edge that I like but it took me a while to find any. I quite like a couple of rappers from around 15 years ago ... both of whom have died (one in a car accident, the other one I don't know how). Actually, I like a lot of the modern rap too because the voices are just voices - but I don't really like when rap takes itself too seriously. The dancy rappy stuff is often quite fun. It's such a shame - I found in general I like music in Zulu more than music in Swahili, but I guess there are a lot of influences and resources in South Africa that aren't available up the east coast.

Having said that, here's a song that I find hilarious ... at least what I understand of it. Jambo Squad - Digidigi It's pretty clearly a play on "No diggity" ... but it's about animals, in particular, the dikdik (digidigi) Unfortunately, I can't find the lyrics online anywhere. Here's what I understand.

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Digidigi ameliwa. :-(              The dikdik has been eaten. :-(

Chorus:

Nimeenda Ngorongoro                I've been to the Ngorongoro
Hakuna digidigi                    There's no dikdik / There are no dikdiks
mpaka Serengeti                    (gone) till the Serengeti
Hakuna digidigi                    There's no dikdik / There are no dikdiks
Nimeenda Mukubi(?)                 I went to [place name?]
Hakuna digidigi                    There's no dikdik / There are no dikdiks
Nasema no digidigi                 I say no digidigi.
No digidigi                        No digidigi.

Mi napenda sana digidigi.          I really like dikdiks
Mi napenda sana kuwaona digidigi.  I really like to see dikdiks.
Kama vipi ...

Various animal names that I hear ...

tembo           elephant(s)
nyati           buffalo(es)
twiga           giraffe(s)
tumbili         monkey(s)
pundamilia      zebra(s)         
faru            big rhinoceros
fisi            hyena
kangaru         kangaroo (loan)
ng'ombe         cow
chimpanzee      chimpanzee (loan)
swala           gazelle
simba           lion

Author:  Pole, the [ Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:11 pm ]
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Imralu wrote:
Having said that, here's a song that I find hilarious ... at least what I understand of it. Jambo Squad - Digidigi It's pretty clearly a play on "No diggity" ... but it's about animals, in particular, the dikdik (digidigi) Unfortunately, I can't find the lyrics online anywhere. Here's what I understand.

I find it hilarious when he shouts something similar to /naɡusɨ naɡusɨ/, which coincidentally means something like “naked people” in Polish.

Author:  Imralu [ Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:28 pm ]
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Pole, the wrote:
I find it hilarious when he shouts something similar to /naɡusɨ naɡusɨ/, which coincidentally means something like “naked people” in Polish.
Hahahaha, that's great! That's the name of the character who comes running - you see it on the screen just after, spelt Nyagusii. I think it might be a Kikuyu name because I vaguely remember seeing similar names in connection with Kikuyu ... or maybe it was Kamba ... dammit brain!

Author:  Raholeun [ Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:28 pm ]
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Apparently clusters of ejective consonants go quite well with reggae: Reggaeon - Yalioni

Author:  xxx [ Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:10 pm ]
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The Khazar Georgian Thirteenth Tribe of Zion...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bds3FALcR7M
(sorry for the lyrics...)

Author:  Imralu [ Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:54 pm ]
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Nothing too deep here but I really can't stop listening to Madikei - Aliumbwa saa ngapi. It's so catchy and danceable.

xxx wrote:
The Khazar Georgian Thirteenth Tribe of Zion...

Cool song, but this is the non-English thread. Their song Sapari is pretty cool!

Author:  opipik [ Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:29 pm ]
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Okoro Mates - U Raika Iau Kingkong

Author:  Ryusenshi [ Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:42 pm ]
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Renaud - Renaud cante el'Nord

An album in Picard (though the singer is actually Parisian and doing covers).

A sample:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzZ2jSPnbZ8

Author:  Travis B. [ Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:48 pm ]
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Klein Orkest - Over de muur

One thing that I notice about this is that Standard Dutch /ɛɪ/ is consistently pronounced as [aɪ].

Author:  hwhatting [ Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:29 am ]
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Travis B. wrote:
Klein Orkest - Over de muur

One thing that I notice about this is that Standard Dutch /ɛɪ/ is consistently pronounced as [aɪ].

That seems to be quite usual at least in Amsterdam, I don't know how it's pronounced elsewhere (Amsterdam being the only place in the Netherlands where I've been during the last decade).

Author:  Salmoneus [ Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:41 pm ]
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Fantasy for viola* and piano, by Hummel, arranged for ophicleide.
And [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn430KKgGNc]Andante and Rondo Ungarese, by von Weber[/url], arranged for ophicleide.

Both are pleasant pieces of no particular depth or memorability, but they demonstrate together an important fact: there needs to be more music for ophicleide!
(the Hungarian Rondo may also be known to some; I suspect the tune's from somewhere else).



*I think? The French word is "alto", which I think means a viola in this context, though it's possible it means an alto trombone?

Author:  mèþru [ Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:24 pm ]
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I think that the fantasie is actually not one of Hummel's fantasias because I can't find any of his works by that name in online catalogs. Maybe it has a different name or was made by a different artist.

Author:  Cedh [ Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:23 am ]
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Alcest - "Faiseurs de mondes"
A metal/postrock song with French lyrics that deal with worldbuilding (if only indirectly so).

Author:  Ketumak [ Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:20 am ]
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I've made a couple of musical discoveries whilst I've been away. One is a couple of Japanese acts BiS and BiSH, the other is Brazil's tecnobrega scene. The name means something like "cheesy tecno" or "naff tecno". It's happy and undemanding listening. I particularly like Gaby Amarantos. See here.

Tecnobrega has an unusual business model. Rather than fight a losing battle against the pirates, the recording studios co-opt them. Master tapes go straight from recording studio to street vendors. The street vendors then have to decide how many copies to print. Too many or too few and they lose money. Thus the recording company offloads the risk of that decision onto them.

Author:  Pabappa [ Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:39 pm ]
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtjxrf2Vg7g

i wish this was all of the songs n full length and not just a melody

Author:  jmcd [ Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:51 am ]
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I do like Queen, and hearing their songs in Japanese gets a gigle from its incongruity.

The new song by Destyn, Velona Mpanjaka Anao, is possessing me at the moment.

Author:  Ryusenshi [ Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:55 am ]
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Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh by French band Magma. They play a weird mixture of rock, jazz and classical music. And they actually sing in a conlang!

Kobaïan is supposed to be the language used on the planet Kobaïa, though it's not a fully featured conlang: there are pieces of vocabulary, but no full grammar or coherent phonology; it's mostly a pretext to use vocals without bothering with meaningful lyrics.

Author:  Vijay [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:20 pm ]
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A Tamil song by Prabhu Deva ("Benny Lava") called "Netru No No."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI0dW9mYpsA

Life is damn shame. GENDER NO NO!

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