Category: Foreign Language

31st January 2019: Qamili i Vogël and Mazllom Mejzini – Rrehi Teli

Artist: Qamili i Vogël and Mazllom Mejzini Title: Rrehi Teli Language: Albanian Translation: I am afraid I couldn’t find the translation for this song title The beautiful album featuring today’s track is from 1978, showcasing ‘Kenge Popullore Shqiptare’, or Popular Albanian Songs. I am always fascinated by what countries call themselves compared to what us English-speakers call them. ‘Shqipëri’ is...

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...

24th January 2019: Песняры – Ты Мне Вясною Прыснілася

Artist: Песняры (Pesnyary) Title: Ты Мне Вясною Прыснілася (Ty Mnie Viasnoju Prysnilasia) Language: Belarusian Translation: I dreamt of you in Spring A rather lovely and atmospheric track from 1971 – the keyboard is particularly nice. This vocal-instrumental ensemble formed in 1969, and released singles and albums throughout the 70s. Interesting facts: apparently the band were influenced by early Frank Zappa,...

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