Category: Music

4th January 2019: Lucio Battisti – Il Veliero

Artist: Lucio BattistiTitle: Il VelieroLanguage: ItalianTranslation: The Sailing Ship This is such a cool Italian disco / dance track! If you would like to sing along while understanding the lyrics (and dancing, obviously), please follow this link: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/il-veliero-sailing-ship.html I like the cover of this 1976 album. I find a grown-up man running through a big, muddy puddle with such glee...

3rd January 2019: Bappi Lahiri – Raat Baaqi Baat Baaqi

Artist: Asha Bhosle, Bappi Lahiri and Shashi KapoorTitle: Raat Baaqi Baat Baaqi ( रात बाकी बात बाकी)Language: HindiTranslation: The rest of the rest of the night I’m loving this disco tune from the 1982 Bollywood film ‘Namak Halaal’. Obviously because it’s disco, because of the beautiful singing by Asha Bhosle and Shashi Kapoor, the fabulous music of Bappi Lahiri, but...

3rd August 2018: DDR – Kap Farvel til Ümanarssuaq

Artist: DDR Title: Kap Farvel til Ümanarssuaq Language: Danish / Greenlandic (at the end) This cover song, by Greenland band DDR, is from a 2006 compilation album called ‘Protestsange.dk’. This album features reinterpretations of protest songs by bands from years gone by. From looking at the lyrics, I think this song is about how the Danish came to Greenland and...

30th July 2018: Marcos Valle – Não Tem Nada Não

Artist: Marcos Valle Title: Não Tem Nada Não Language: Brazilian Portuguese Yet another fabulous track from Brazil. I am yet to be disappointed by this country’s musical output! My favourite fun fact about Marcos Valle is that (according to Wikipedia, anyway) from 1972 to 1974, he provided the music for Vila Sésamo, Brazil’s version of Sesame Street. Today’s track came...

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