Category: 2000s

13th March 2019: Surorile Osoianu – Trece-un nouraș pe sus

Artist: Surorile Osoianu (Osoianu Sisters) Title: Trece-un nouraș pe sus Language: Romanian Translation: I have seen it translated two ways – ‘clouds passing high above’, or ‘little cloud passing by’. This track is so beautiful! It’s a traditional Moldovan folk song from the Basarabia region. It seems to be about a girl who had a romance with a shepherd. From the...

10th February 2019: Eyuphuro – Masikini

Artist: EyuphuroTitle: Masikini Language: Makua, a Bantu language Translation: Poor / poverty. Although, under the video on YouTube someone wrote this: “The song title is “Masikini”, which literally means “disabled person”. It was sung in Makua language from the northern region of Mozambique. Unfortunately, the singer, Issufo Manuel, passed away. In the song he tells us not to laugh at other people’s...

9th February 2019: Pussy Riot – Органы

Artist: Pussy RiotTitle: Органы (Organy)Language: RussianTranslation: Organs – organs in Russian can mean power structures, such as police / army / Government. So, a cool double meaning. I watched the ‘Russian Doll’ series this week – most enjoyable. They had some great music at the end of every episode, today’s track being one of them. I am not sure why...

28th January 2019: Darkestrah – Манас Мститель

Artist: Darkestrah Title: Манас Мститель Language: Russian Translation: Manas the Avenger This rather epic song is by a band from Kyrgyzstan. On Wikipedia they are described as a ‘Kyrgyz pagan metal band’. I honestly love this song so much, I have downloaded the album! I am now wondering what the Kyrgyz music scene is like, and how these guys fit...

27th January 2019: 刺猬 – 乐队

Artist: 刺猬 (Hedgehog)  Title: 乐队 Language: MandarinTranslation: The Band From the album 阳光,欢乐,枪 (Sun Fun Gun), this is another modern choice I really like! This band, Hedgehog, are Chinese, this song is sung in Mandarin and English, and the drums and guitars are REALLY COOL when they rock out (they have a female drummer called Atom). I am enjoying investigating...

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