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Synchrèse

I love the way Yiddish sounds...

I first came across this language when I heard Chava Alberstein's Rivkele, beautiful and really moving song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpilXpuFVD8

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Mafer_Potter

I'm checking out all the songs being shared, but I just needed to share these:

This is a lovely one, in japanese. I don't know japanese but I think it's so gorgeous! Also, it's quite romantic, because it talks about how a red string unites people being destinated to be together. :)

Now, this one I adore, it's in my mother language, Spanish. By Spanish singer Ana Torroja.

And this one, in Italian, by Italian singers Andrea Bocelli and Elisa Toffolli, performing live in Tuscany. I have no words to describe how much I adore their voices together.

And (and now I am done ;)) something from my own country, Venezuela. A song of Ilan Chester and the Central University of Venezuela (my Alma Mater) Orpheon

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Synchrèse

Alcohol? Only with Bregovic.

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virtua

The classic Chinese pop song, Mouse Loves Rice, sung in Mandarin:

Lyrics and English translation of the song

This is from the 1993 documentary about the nomadic Romani people, the Spanish flamenco song, El pájaro negro. The song starts from the beginning of the video but the actual singing doesn't begin until 2:00 minutes in.

This is a Dutch rap song called Afscheid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXBoSohcxQQ

They lyrics are in the description on the video page.

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TheStarrySkai

I love Dog inthe PWO! Their songs are really happy and fun. Plus their music videos are really colorful and can be really funny.

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Synchrèse

Garmarna - Herr Mannelig (Swedish)

And now something totally different: Altai Kai (from Altai Republic in Russia) performing throat siging:

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knout

I love throat singing and I would recommend anything from Genghis Blues to anyone into it, the meeting of an American blues singer with throat singers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrpG4Y4dVbU

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Synchrèse

I love throat singing and I would recommend anything from Genghis Blues to anyone into it, the meeting of an American blues singer with throat singers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrpG4Y4dVbU

This song is fantastic - it reminded me of a Tuvan throat singing band Huun Huur Tu.

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Earth Sprite

Last year I saw the Inner Mongolian group Hanggai in Finland. Here is Hanggai live performance in Helsinki in 2013. Some of the members of the group are Mongolians, some are Han Chinese. They are singing in Mongolian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVv_9rVtqyM

(Technical quality of the video isn´t good.)

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Earth Sprite

Finnish chanson & jazz singer of the 1950's Helena Siltala had both dark & light moods in her voice. The name of the song in Finnish is Itke mä en (engl. I don't cry, french Non mon coeur).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixbBSpadR4w

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A Meaningful Username

I'm just loving this song. Bissa by Fatoumata Diawara, she pretty awesome.

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iff

cate le bon in welsh

a youtube user iambenellis translates this as:

English Translation: Oh love turns in every direction, complex is the feeling that sparks after a touch. Free is the starling to a tender melody that calls, a wave that pays the fine, your love is like the tide. The flow of the river like an echo through my heart that is so abandonded -- the light of the sun is on us. Lift your bow, take a straight arrow and shoot. My heart is in grief, best friend do your worst. Love, oh what love, love, oh what love. Love, oh what love, love, oh what love.

css - la liberacion

which looking at youtube comments is in spanish

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Woodworker1968

Dominique by the Singing Nun and I Look Up When I Walk by Kyu Sakamoto. Uncannily, Sakamoto and the Singing Nun both had their hits in 1963, and both died in 1985. :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zpOc9n7dlI

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Earth Sprite

Here is the real Singing Nun. :D

Look at the faces of the jury :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpaQYSd75Ak

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Wasn't Born to Follow

My favourite singer,enjoy

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Naturegirlrocks

http://youtu.be/bifoR1jJ4lY

Peter LeMarc "Du är bra" (Swedish)

This song often makes me cry. It has a wonderful message.

Translation to English:

Come, wash away all makeup

Your lipstick and mascara

There is nothing

That you need to pretend to be

So let the curtain go down

And then tell what you see

It is you

You are waiting for life

To kiss you on the cheek

Oh, It just kissed you cheek

Or was it maybe the wind

You didn't notice it

Yes, where were you just now?

You own something

You don't know that you have

Maybe it is that

that makes you wonderful

When you reveal your wounds

So I can love and understand

That you are good

Small stains on your skin

A lost glance

Something frail in your look

As I something in you just burst

All that you think is wrong

Makes you human, makes you whole

Makes you good

If you look back and think

That you did the best you could do

If you are looking for the key

You are already holding in your hand

So regret nothing

Never ever anything

Erase your guilt

It drags you down in the mud

When you could sail

As an arrow high upon the sky

Walk with your back straight

And be sure of one thing

You are good

You are special

You fit me perfectly

Everything motley that is you

So un-perfect in some way

You carry your life's history

As a rusty halo

But you are good

What do you have to loose?

What are you defending?

When you have counted your days

Is everything you leave behind

A cracked, old box

With a cracked mask

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iff

a song in welsh, this is the 3rd one i've posted here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0zeNPB4wtw

from the spanish language film Chico & Rita, which was nominated for a best animated long oscar in 2010, the only nominee that year for it that can not be shown before 9pm

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tootoolah

http://youtu.be/bifoR1jJ4lY

Peter LeMarc "Du är bra" (Swedish)

This song often makes me cry. It has a wonderful message.

Translation to English:

Come, wash away all makeup

Your lipstick and mascara

There is nothing

That you need to pretend to be

So let the curtain go down

And then tell what you see

It is you

You are waiting for life

To kiss you on the cheek

Oh, It just kissed you cheek

Or was it maybe the wind

You didn't notice it

Yes, where were you just now?

You own something

You don't know that you have

Maybe it is that

that makes you wonderful

When you reveal your wounds

So I can love and understand

That you are good

Small stains on your skin

A lost glance

Something frail in your look

As I something in you just burst

All that you think is wrong

Makes you human, makes you whole

Makes you good

If you look back and think

That you did the best you could do

If you are looking for the key

You are already holding in your hand

So regret nothing

Never ever anything

Erase your guilt

It drags you down in the mud

When you could sail

As an arrow high upon the sky

Walk with your back straight

And be sure of one thing

You are good

You are special

You fit me perfectly

Everything motley that is you

So un-perfect in some way

You carry your life's history

As a rusty halo

But you are good

What do you have to loose?

What are you defending?

When you have counted your days

Is everything you leave behind

A cracked, old box

With a cracked mask

I love Peter LeMarc! Grew up listening to Tootoolah: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znmib0jKpdY

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nijikazegirl

I really like how this was rewritten for the German audience. So much more sinister for a Disney villain song.

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jebadesu

When you walk above the clouds
You're weaving a net of your dreams
You don't belong in this world
You're just in love with it
Your smile stirs planets
You're knocking on heaven's door
I hear the sound of your heels
Which are made of gold
When you walk above the clouds
Watch your every step
I know that from above everything seems more beautiful
I want to be the air that you breathe
While you disappear in clouds of smoke
You briefly turn to look at me
I will remember your face
Whether you want me to or not
You're drifting towards new dreams
Don't leave everything behind you
So you'll have somewhere to return to
When you walk above the clouds
Watch your every step
I know that from above everything seems more beautiful
I want to be the air that you breathe

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nerdperson777

The only foreign song I know. I'm fooling myself into thinking I'm good by trying to be both a soprano and a tenor in the same song. Once I was singing to this while playing Left 4 Dead 2, quite silly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khznWuH3VTs

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Enki

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Ortac

I have loved going through all the songs posted so far on this thread. Here are my contributions.

Markus Becker - Das rote Pferd
Novelty German pop music at its best! My knowledge of the German language is nonexistent, but a German person told me that this song is about red horse who is persistently bothered by a pesky fly!




Al Bano & Romina Power - Felicita
An Italian pop classic. I don’t know much Italian, but love this song anyway. I do know though that Felicita means happiness!




Niagara – Je dois m’en aller.
1980’s French pop rock at its best ! This group came from Rennes in Brittany. I think this is somewhat appropriate for AVEN. During the verse, the song is saying “I want to love you up, I want your kisses, cuddles, velvet, blah blah blah”, and then the chorus is saying “I must go! I don’t want to love you anymore! Got to forget everything, get lost blah blah…”




I will admit that all of these are songs that I listen to on my mp3 player and also in my car!

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iff

this was posted on a forum elsewhere about being a song about positivity, i will take the persons word for it which has been used by the protesters in hong kong

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kiaroskuro

The Idan Raichel Project - en español

The Idan Raichel Project - בעברית

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Shinbyeong

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Earth Sprite

This autumn I have been listening very much Portuguese fado.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2I8_pum-Ts

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