World Music

Created by maluca on 17 Nov 2020 | Last edited by maluca on 26 Nov 2020

Great music from around the world

Song language:  Mongolian

Artist:  The HU

Translations:  EnglishFrenchMongolianRussian   2 more

Song language:  Swahili

Artist:  Khadja Nin

Translation:  English

Song languages:  Hebrew, Amharic

Artist:  The Idan Raichel Project

Translations:  EnglishItalianPolishRomanian   3 more

Song language:  Zulu

Artist:  Master KG

Translations:  BulgarianDutchEnglishFrench   4 more

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Banda Reflexu's

Translation:  English

Song language:  Arabic

Artist:  Khaled

Translations:  EnglishHindiItalianPortuguese   4 more

Song language:  Gaelic (Irish Gaelic)

Artist:  Sinéad O'Connor

Translations:  EnglishItalian

Song language:  Maldivian (dhivehi)

Artist:  Zero Degree Atoll

Song language:  Yolŋu Matha

Artist:  Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

Translation:  English

Song language:  English Creole (Tok Pisin)

Artist:  O-Shen

Translations:  EnglishGreekTongan

Song language:  French (Réunion Creole)

Artist:  Saodaj'

Translation:  English

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Margareth Menezes

Translation:  German

Song languages:  Spanish, Garifuna

Artist:  Banda Blanca

Song language:  Arabic

Artist:  Diana Haddad

Translations:  EnglishGerman

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi

Translations:  EnglishFrenchGermanSpanish

Song languages:  German, Unknown

Artist:  Orange

Song language:  Tzotzil

Artist:  Vayijel

Translations:  EnglishSpanish

Song language:  Sami

Artist:  Mari Boine

Translations:  EnglishFinnishTongan

Song languages:  Corsican, Greek

Artist:  Pyx Lax

Translations:  EnglishGreekItalian

Song language:  Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)

Artist:  Runrig

Translation:  English

Song languages:  Gaelic (Irish Gaelic), Wolof

Artist:  Afro Celt Sound System

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Secos & Molhados

Translations:  EnglishGermanItalian

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Miki González

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Los Kjarkas

Translation:  French

Song languages:  English, Hebrew

Artist:  Alpha Blondy

Translations:  DutchEnglishHebrew

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Mantric Mambo

Song language:  Swahili

Artist:  Afric Simone

Translation:  Russian

Song language:  English

Artist:  Enigma

Translations:  AlbanianArabicBulgarianChinese   18 more

Song language:  Arabic

Artist:  Shiva In Exile

Translation:  English

Song language:  English

Artist:  Hypnotix

Song languages:  Spanish, Arabic

Artist:  Dalida

Song language:  Other

Artist:  Mory Kanté

Translations:  DutchEnglishHungarianItalian

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Banda Carrapicho

Translations:  BulgarianChineseEnglishFrench   6 more

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Bomba Estéreo

Song language:  Bambara

Artist:  Ali Farka Touré

Song language:  French

Artist:  The Idan Raichel Project

Translations:  EnglishItalianTurkish

Song language:  Bengali

Artist:  Rabindranath Tagore

Translation:  English

Song language:  Xhosa

Artist:  Simphiwe Dana

Song languages:  Spanish, Arabic, Yoruba

Artist:  Compay Segundo

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Los Kjarkas

Song language:  Other

Artist:  Pierre Akendengué

Translation:  French

Song language:  Persian

Artist:  Habib Mohebian

Song language:  Unknown

Artist:  Angélique Kidjo

Song language:  English

Artist:  Supaman

Translation:  Tongan

Song language:  English

Artist:  Rocky Dawuni

Song language:  Turkish

Artist:  Vas

Translation:  English

Song language:  Sami

Artist:  Berit Margrethe Oskal

Translation:  English

Song language:  French

Artist:  ILHAAM project

Song languages:  Spanish, Nahuatl

Artist:  Jorge Reyes

Translations:  EnglishGermanSpanish

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Leonor González Mina

Translations:  EnglishGerman

Song language:  Chukchi

Artist:  Ergyron

Translation:  IPA

Song language:  Quechua

Artist:  Renata Flores Rivera

Translations:  EnglishFrenchSpanish

Song language:  Ladino (Judeo-Spanish)

Artist:  Yasmin Levy

Translations:  EnglishGermanSpanish

Song language:  Fremen

Artist:  Brian Tyler

Translations:  GermanRussianTongan

Song language:  Tamashek-Berber/Tuareg

Artist:  Tamikrest

Song language:  Other

Artist:  Djam

Song language:  Chinese

Artist:  Hanggai

Song language:  Welsh

Artist:  Ac Eraill

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna

Translation:  English

Song language:  Zulu

Artist:  Dalom Kids

Song language:  Occitan

Artist:  Massilia Sound System

Translation:  French

Song language:  Quechua

Artist:  Alborada

Translations:  EnglishFrenchGermanRussian   3 more

Song language:  Romani

Artist:  Goran Bregović

Translations:  AlbanianBulgarianEnglishFrench   11 more

Song language:  Unknown

Artist:  Faun

Song language:  Unknown

Artist:  Omnia

Song language:  Turkish

Artist:  Baba Zula

Translations:  EnglishRomanianRussian

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Newen Afrobeat

Translation:  English

Song language:  Tamashek-Berber/Tuareg

Artist:  Imarhan

Translation:  English

Song language:  Arabic

Artist:  NES

Song languages:  English, French, Bambara, Cape Verdean

Artist:  Salif Keïta

Translations:  EnglishFrenchItalianPortuguese

Comments
DarkJoshuaDarkJoshua    Tue, 17/11/2020 - 18:59

D'you accept any suggestion? What is the collection about? Just any song?

malucamaluca    Tue, 17/11/2020 - 20:02

I accept suggestions but only if I like the song. Mainly looking for songs from diverse cultures and in languages other than English or central European but I might make exceptions. Looking for songs that are not played regularly in the radio, hidden gems from all around the world.
The aim is also to create a playlist I enjoy listening to.

DarkJoshuaDarkJoshua    Fri, 20/11/2020 - 18:40

I listened to some of the songs included in this collection to get an idea of what I could suggest:

https://lyricstranslate.com/fr/ergyron-nunligran-lyrics.html (you may not like this, but I'm still suggesting it for its cultural value);
https://lyricstranslate.com/fr/hoàng-thùy-linh-duyên-âm-lyrics.html;
https://lyricstranslate.com/fr/renata-flores-rivera-tijeras-lyrics.html;
There would be more, but they're not on LT and I can't add them as I can't find the lyrics, but you can look for some songs from the Liet International music contest.

malucamaluca    Sat, 21/11/2020 - 00:42

The first one is great, the other two almost too much pop for my taste. I

malucamaluca    Wed, 18/11/2020 - 06:41

I listened to it but it doesn't fit right now with the other songs.
It's too mainstream pop for my taste and the voice of the female singer is so high and it doesn't have rythm...

sandringsandring    Wed, 18/11/2020 - 06:44

Got it. Something off the trodden path and yet beautiful. I love this idea.

malucamaluca    Thu, 19/11/2020 - 04:53

Kind of want to make a soundtrack for a party where people can dance and say all the time "What a great song. I don't understand a word, but it's great music..."

malucamaluca    Thu, 19/11/2020 - 05:41

Why don't you add the second one if you can find the lyrics?

The other song is quite fast, I'll see if I can fit it in.
Have to listen to it a few more times to see if it's not going on my nerves because it's too fast...

But keep them suggestions coming.
It'll take me probably a few weeks to complete the playlist.

malucamaluca    Thu, 19/11/2020 - 06:16

That is a cool song.
I added it to the list but I will have to find a good spot for it where it fit with the song before and after.

silencedsilenced    Thu, 19/11/2020 - 06:29

Bikutsi songs are usually fast paced but it's a lovely kind of dance music, and the lyrics are often quite funny. The first one in this compilation says "you can't change men, they are (like) smoked fish. Try to straighten them and they break, try to soak them in water and they come apart..." Regular smile

malucamaluca    Fri, 20/11/2020 - 02:32

Maybe in the future I'll do a list with fast-paced songs for work-out or house-cleaning...

silencedsilenced    Mon, 23/11/2020 - 13:07

btw. I'm not sure Massilia Sound System sings in Occitan (as a full fledged language), but rather in "provençal", a local dialect from Southeastern France. I have heard some provençal as a kid and this sure sounds like it, but I don't speak the language, and Occitan is not that far away either so I might be mistaken.

malucamaluca    Thu, 19/11/2020 - 05:37

This one's nice!

malucamaluca    Wed, 25/11/2020 - 15:12

Nice! I'd go to a concert of them, too.

malucamaluca    Mon, 23/11/2020 - 16:20

I added videos to the songs but the first one doesn't fit, it's kind of going on my nerves due to the high-pitched voice. The second one I have to listen to a few more times, she has a nice voice...
I'd love to have more Asian songs, that's a region of the world I don't know much about the music.

Туна ЧеневскаяТуна Ченевская    Tue, 24/11/2020 - 05:58

Thank you for adding the videos! Interestingly, the version of the first song I listen to is also sung by Y Lan (the singer of the second song, also the daughter of Thai Thanh, the first singer), but when she's in her 60s. I don't know if you can stand the high pitch. I really do love Y Lan's voice.
I would love to recommend Asian songs here. I'll post some more here later when I find out more, if you don't mind Wink smile