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Humanist
11-05-2013, 02:00 AM
Whether your Irish, Somali, Korean, Iranian...please feel free to share links.


Assyrian. The language is Sureth.

Jermain Tamraz (Assyrian from Iran)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeFdZ46elkg


Evin Agassi (Assyrian from Iran)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpI271WeUfw


Orshina al Chammas (Assyrian from Turkey/Syria)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI2uPon4vkg


Talal Graish (Assyrian from Turkey)


http://youtu.be/zfHcaf81hc0


Faris Esho (Assyrian from Iraq)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlquKpCxAt4


Linda George (Assyrian from Iraq)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqPdICRwCJ0

Mandoos
12-16-2013, 11:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-eDBAzskNg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGUTb6QaGTU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0rMdyNnSAw

Glauk
12-17-2013, 10:44 PM
Nexhmije Pagarusha (born 7 May 1933) is an Albanian singer and actress from Kosovo.
Her musical creative work lasted for almost 40 years, and it is very hard to say, which genre she belongs to, because she sang almost all of them. Her interpretations in folk music were exactly as perfect as her interpretations in the classic music, especially opera. Pagarusha is loved by the music critics and adored from the music admirers. She is called Bilbili i Kosovės (Nightingale of Kosovo), queen of Albanian music, etc.
The song Baresha (The Sheperdess) is one of her most popular songs. It was composed by her husband, Rexho Mulliqi and the text was written by Rifat Kukaj. Pagarusha played in many theatre stages and movies and also as an actress she won many prizes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZCSQlnFU7s

Glauk
12-25-2013, 04:00 PM
Born in Tirana, Albania, in 1981, in an artist family,Elina Duni makes her first steps on stage as a singer at the age of five and sings for the National Radio and Television.
In 1991 after the fall of the communist regime, she arrives in Switzerland and settles in Geneva together with her mother where she starts the classical piano and discovers jazz.
Some musical, film and theater projects after, she studies singing and composition at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, in the jazz department.
During this time she develops the Elina Duni Quartet with Colin Vallon on piano, Patrice Moret on double bass and Norbert Pfammatter on drums – which represents a return to her musical sources, a combination of Balkan folk songs and jazz.

Covers of traditional albanian songs:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4plVarzu0D0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDsrOte7Mvo

Mamluk
08-27-2014, 07:10 AM
There is a rising star from Nazareth, Galilee. She is a Palestinian named Dalal Abu-Amneh. She is a neuroscientist and researcher at Technion, in Haifa, where she is completing her doctorate.
She is inspired by the Egyptian singer, Fatima Baltacı, known in the Arab world as Um Kulthoum, and by the Lebanese singer, Nuhad Haddad, known as Fairouz.

In this clip she sings the words of an Egyptian-Tunisian poet, Mahmud Bayram, who was exiled from Egypt by the British (around 1920), for his inflammatory remarks and sentiments against occupation and colonization.
His pen was an instrument of "the resistance" and of "liberation."

She is singing it in the mawwal style, which is usually a poem, and a long and drawn out "introduction," prior to a main song, which carries a different rhythm. The maqam (melody) is in the Hijazi mode (Phrygian), which is meant to evoke the desert.

Roughly translated (my wife and I struggled to translate it), the poem is called: "By Your Favor, (my Lord)"

By Your Favor, O my Creator!
Not by my desire, nor my wish.
With Your Hand you created my voice,
Created my senses.
I have propagated with my voice, O my Lord,
...my aim and my wish,
...when I beg of You,
...and when You hear my complaints.


http://youtu.be/clKwD4HxfEE

AJL
08-27-2014, 04:51 PM
The talented Moroccan singer Amina Alaoui singing a Judaeo-Spanish (Ladino) lullaby:

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

soulblighter
08-27-2014, 08:38 PM
Music from my ethnic culture (Tamil Nadu, India), performed by foreigners who are awesome!

Carnatic Vocal (In Sanskrit Language)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8iCm8gAP9Y

Bharata Natyam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4DmP94-Epk

Konnakkol and Solkattu (Percussion vocalization technique used to learn and understand rhythm )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fzIwvhRuCE



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsrWJagvK8w

Mamluk
08-29-2014, 03:12 AM
I've always liked old Spanish (Andalucian) music.

By the way, her surname Alaoui, means "Levite" in Arabic.

Mamluk
08-29-2014, 03:15 AM
Soulblighter, I enjoyed the first 2 clips--very relaxing actually.

Your family is from the same place as the family of my college roommate.
His great grandfather was a Prince of Arcot, in Madras. Their surname was Wallajah.

Mehrdad
08-29-2014, 03:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0rMdyNnSAw

I could really feel his emotions in this song, it's really cool.

AJL
08-29-2014, 05:19 AM
I've always liked old Spanish (Andalucian) music.

By the way, her surname Alaoui, means "Levite" in Arabic.

Thanks -- could be a cousin then, but then maybe I'm biased because she's good. :)

She mainly sings in Arabic but also sometimes in Persian and other languages.

gravetti
08-29-2014, 09:42 AM
Tuva:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0djHJBAP3U

Ireland:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z_TheGgFWI

Hungarian from Transylvania:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63pEQHWHGqk

Norwegian:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4oxLRKVY4Y

Romanian :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DtNRRqakxw

Swedish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38G1uYgU7_A&index=2&list=PLx3i8Q5zuz_aPHaMndbTrMj3R-_xuFPTz

Bulgarian:

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

soulblighter
08-29-2014, 10:16 AM
Soulblighter, I enjoyed the first 2 clips--very relaxing actually.

Your family is from the same place as the family of my college roommate.
His great grandfather was a Prince of Arcot, in Madras. Their surname was Wallajah.

Glad you liked it! I have heard of the Wallajahs. They were Mughals from Delhi, who ended up in Arcot during a tumultuous period (17th and 18th century, which saw 8 different kingdoms rule the south), and were played like pawns by the British and French.The British first supoorted them in a war against a rival, then attacked them with a different accusation!
The most recent known history of my family is from a place that is south and east of Arcot, which was under Chola empire and then eventually came under the rule of the Marathas (who fought against the Arcot Nawabs, until the British defeated both). But today, all those kingdoms are part of Tamil Nadu, and we are Indians! Funny how there was always someone else living in a place we claim, before us, and there will be somebody else living after, and yet we assume all our ancestors are from one location on a map and act like we own it!

Alpine Hominin
08-29-2014, 04:51 PM
Basque:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NW7CZxOxhI

Hungary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81SgTHg66QY

The youtube channel of the second video's artist (Arany Zoltan) has a lot of folk music from all over Europe.

Mamluk
08-30-2014, 01:21 AM
This is Tatar singer Ilmira Nagimova. At her young age she shows a lot of potential, by singing this difficult melody and with emotion. One of my favorites.



http://youtu.be/BgOJSq0CBAM?list=LLPQli2Bjyzfn3JgmSUe5QCg

soulblighter
08-30-2014, 05:49 AM
Uygur folk song
Uygur is closely related to the extinct Chagatai language of the Turkic Mughal empire, which contributed to the formation of today's Hindi and Urdu languages of north India.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpeBr7xiuvY

Mehrdad
08-30-2014, 06:21 PM
The Native Fijian's have developed their own music, using western instruments. However this first clip is a meke (dance) clip which is what the ancient Fijians used to perform, this particular one is really fun to do, we all had to learn these dances growing up.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8BJby0fvqg.

This is one (Ko Ira na Vuda - meaning Our Ancestors) that my maternal grandfather would listen to and it's for those who reminisce about the past.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UqFC_6m9X8

This is a more modern version and one that's popular among the younger generation


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYhrHwzY_90

This last one is about Fiji and is sung in English, but this is definitely a song loved by Fijians of all ethnic backgrounds. It also clearly shows the nature of Fijians, which is one of being laid back and chill about everything.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbpalDH7Yzs

Mehrdad
08-30-2014, 10:20 PM
I had to add another one, my brother's favorite song. This type of songs are usually sung by groups drinking kava all night long. Kava is an awesome drink :beerchug:, one that makes you so numb that all you want to do is chill and relax. My wife had to actually ban me from drinking Kava :(, due to it's side effects, which is sleeping for long periods of time.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyq7a14F-As

Here's an example of the after effects of Kava, just total fun...hahaha


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mJXbzTu3Rs

escalation
09-01-2014, 05:04 AM
Madlen Ishoeva(Assyrian from Russia)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYv8YHoAeYs

Linda George and Urhay Warda(Assyrian American and Assyrian Australian)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSe0guJPjtw

Alanson
09-03-2014, 08:41 PM
Bedouin music


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjrnkSqA83E


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdHV9kMVCXQ

Mandoos
09-05-2014, 04:55 AM
Happy Onam! The post-monsoon harvest festival. This is similar to Tamil folk music apart from the choir and use of drumming sticks (chenda). Interestingly many Keralite christmas "carols" follow these musical tunes/beats with modified lyrics.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1MmCRQW4-U

One of the fathers of Kerala folk music, C J Kuttappan (ignore the dubstep, lol)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwq4-_4OIWQ

Alanson
09-10-2014, 07:15 PM
Bedouin from Jordan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx0HkGmJMpQ

Shammar Bedouin song from my clan

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

icebreaker
11-29-2014, 11:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p06DElammq0

surbakhunWeesste
02-10-2015, 01:32 PM
This Korean old "Zither Musical instrument" is really calming. Korean is such a beautiful language too.

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

Mamluk
02-14-2015, 06:55 AM
I get goose-bumps sometimes when I listen to the haunting and beautiful chants of songs from Serbia and Kosovo.

I was once floating in a boat down the Danube in the Đerdap region of Serbia, and I spent the frigid morning wrapped in a blanket, drifting in a thick mist. As the fog burned off later on, most of the day I was surrounded by looming cliffs and lush, verdant forests; and the occasional village would come into view. Then I heard some drum beats and a man's chant in the distance, which seemed to invoke the voices of ancestors long gone, calling out to me, as if something they had once lost was returning to them, even if for a fleeting instant. It was amazing.

This video clip demonstrates a glimpse of part of the story of the Balkan dilemma: a young man joining the Serbian army to defend against the invading Ottomans, and what appears to be to avenge the death of a woman, Zare, maybe his bride.
And the song mentions fighting the Albanians too. The sad twist is that the Albanians were the first Balkan people to be forcefully subjugated by Ottomans, and the initial ranks of janissaries came from Albanians, then later from Serbs too. Those janissaries were then sent out to fight against their own brethren, and the cycle continued for a few centuries.

The Serbs relate a horrific ritual once practiced, that if an Ottoman army officer heard about a wedding taking place in a particular village, he would crash the party and claim the bride for himself, before throwing her back to her husband.

Žali Zare da žalimo ... "Mourning for Zare"


http://youtu.be/CPXBY7Q723g

I also like the vocals and drums in this version:


http://youtu.be/VnACdyY9kmw

When I hear their voices, I get a feeling of melancholy nostalgia for my own Serbian and Albanian ancestry. I often get that feeling when I look at the faces of my wife and children too.


http://youtu.be/XoMGYa_vRhs

icebreaker
03-03-2015, 06:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9ng7ir-8hc

surbakhunWeesste
03-04-2015, 05:13 AM
The enticing Robab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_v4buXKeVE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd_NYWzKq0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALU-1AILj1c

Mamluk
03-04-2015, 09:04 PM
Icebreaker, can you read Greek? I cannot, but the last photo's caption is labeled Kerkira (which is island of Corfu?)--I'm guessing refugees from Tsambasin fled there?
Even after more than 150 years of Turkish rule I heard that some of the elders of Trebizond don't speak Turkish very well, they still speak Pontic Greek.

Arbogan
04-24-2015, 11:38 PM
Haroona baroona from loorestan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR2KK2CyjK0

One of my favorite type of music(bushehri, south-iranian coastal music, the goat-skin bagpipe is exceptional)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO-2eSXDWlY

traditional ilami music, with a montage of ilam and different cultural activities/items:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72q3dJfbdl4

Magnetic
04-25-2015, 12:09 AM
These are ours (a few examples)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDYhq8vhu6c


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78PjJCo8mmA


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


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRdD19dw4Jg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rWJcENLebc

bored
04-25-2015, 12:43 AM
I think this is Bosnian. I like the music.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6l4PvoMHa0

Magnetic
04-25-2015, 01:10 AM
a little more music/dance from my peepz


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkrD8ffrCI0

Humanist
06-05-2015, 10:57 PM
Iranian


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqGQ1Qy1MFo

tamilgangster
06-05-2015, 11:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J1WCe3HB7E

Humanist
06-06-2015, 12:15 AM
Iranian


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EqOU7L72XQ

anglesqueville
07-21-2015, 09:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SevL0CL2AbM
I've already posted this video on the lounge. I love Herczku Įgnes, hungarian music ( and I'm not at all hungarian).

anglesqueville
07-21-2015, 09:37 PM
For those who did'nt see ths video on the lounge. This is a masterpiece.

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

anglesqueville
07-22-2015, 08:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJDBrKr3KF4

anglesqueville
07-22-2015, 08:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJDBrKr3KF4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP0dtXNB7kU

surbakhunWeesste
11-10-2015, 10:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J1WCe3HB7E

How is this ethnic?

icebreaker
11-11-2015, 01:12 AM
Icebreaker, can you read Greek? I cannot, but the last photo's caption is labeled Kerkira (which is island of Corfu?)--I'm guessing refugees from Tsambasin fled there?
Even after more than 150 years of Turkish rule I heard that some of the elders of Trebizond don't speak Turkish very well, they still speak Pontic Greek.

Sorry I just saw your message.

I can read Greek alphabet but i don't speak/understand Greek except for few words like sagapo, ohi, kalimera etc. You're right this song is about Pontic Greek refugees from Tsambasi/Ordu who left the high plateau because of the fire. You're right again, there are still 'Romeyka' speaking people in Trabzon. Tonya and Caykara(Kadahor) are known for their Pontic Greek speaking villages. Unfortunately the younger generation seem to forget this language.

Anyway, here's the English translation of the song
The Tsambasin has been burnt (the summer retreat -holiday area above Ordu)
And only the walls remain

And they have fallen to the searching
Orndu's Strong men


Oh mother it has burnt
Ordu's Fields
and there is nothing left
Only the Ash


Crying are Gods
small Birds
They are crying like eyes of water wells???
Tsamlouk is crying
so is Karakiol
The beautiful pine trees are crying as well..


The Tsambasin has burnt
No houses will be left
Big and small (young -- Old)
poor - rich
Every sits and weeps

Mamluk
12-05-2015, 04:38 AM
This style of music is from the Palestinian villages and countryside.

In this song, they are calling expatriates to return home and rebuild a nation.

In one of the opening verses:
By God, the foreign lands are bitter,
Even if it were sweetened with honey,
It would not sweeten one bit,
However much wealth you've accumulated,
And gold in vases,
The soil of the nation would remain the kuḥl of our eyes.


http://youtu.be/ssTcNpaRTQE

raspberry
12-07-2016, 09:05 PM
a nice arabic ilahi (religious, sunni, islamic poems placed within a music), based on the Northmesopotamian Queltu (also the group of Mardin and Mossul arabic, classified by Otto Jastrow) dialect, by a group from Harran (an arabic town in the province of Urfa (ar.: ar-Ruha), Turkey). Also Ibn Taymia was born in Harran but fled with his family to Damascus after the arrival of the Mongols to Anatolia (also the famous Mardin Fatwa derives because of this event.).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1f0Y2k40qg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkSH2NQsV7Q

Agamemnon
12-07-2016, 10:02 PM
This style of music is from the Palestinian villages and countryside.

In this song, they are calling expatriates to return home and rebuild a nation.

In one of the opening verses:
By God, the foreign lands are bitter,
Even if it were sweetened with honey,
It would not sweeten one bit,
However much wealth you've accumulated,
And gold in vases,
The soil of the nation would remain the kuḥl of our eyes.


http://youtu.be/ssTcNpaRTQE

Funny how they keep showing the ancient synagogue of Bar'am, I'm now starting to wonder whether these guys knew they were basically dancing around a 3rd century (CE) synagogue :lol:

raspberry
12-29-2016, 03:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXZfcvWhv3Y&list=LL7BRAjxEgMN_yQNqb1d3e3A&index=78
Banu Wa“il music is always good:D

raspberry
01-13-2017, 09:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJAmx_iEoY4&list=LLxnIZjC3CwAO17kOxSO57sQ&index=3
My tribal relatives from the Banu Bakr in central Arabia. :)

surbakhunWeesste
03-23-2017, 07:03 PM
Tibetan Buddhist mantras chantings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-wLLhyVlLk

Targum
03-23-2017, 08:56 PM
Aharon Amram-in clip are Israeli Yemenite well known artists in dancing circles


https://youtu.be/95sJ_MGBEXo

Tomasso29
03-23-2017, 11:35 PM
Aharon Amram-in clip are Israeli Yemenite well known artists in dancing circles


https://youtu.be/95sJ_MGBEXo

I love the Yemeni-Israeli style, Zion Golan is my favorite:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu9D2bJOl7s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QXeE2QG3Z8

Targum
03-26-2017, 05:07 AM
More great Israeli Yemenite dancing:


https://youtu.be/Xl_v8gN5QSo


https://youtu.be/2Dllk6bZ3co

1st clip is Simhhat Beyt haSho'evah celebrations in Rehovot; second clip is a private celebration in Qiryat Sefer

Tomasso29
03-27-2017, 10:13 PM
More great Israeli Yemenite dancing:


https://youtu.be/Xl_v8gN5QSo


https://youtu.be/2Dllk6bZ3co

1st clip is Simhhat Beyt haSho'evah celebrations in Rehovot; second clip is a private celebration in Qiryat Sefer

These clips are interesting but no so much for the music as it sounds nice as usual. But the dancing is rather unusual for Yemenite Jews, no? This kind of dancing is common in the northern parts of the Middle East and the Balkans, I don't think I've seen people in Yemen dance like this, they must have picked this kind of dancing from other Jews in Israel.

Targum
03-28-2017, 12:31 AM
You are correct but this is a fuller explanation: the Jewish Yemenite unique musical and dance culture had and has such off the charts vitality( IMHO derived from it's preservation of the purest Hebrew as well as 2nd Temple Greek-influenced liturgy they brought from Israel). This vitality led to the Yemenite dance evolving vigorously in Israel leading to the more athletic style seen today. These styles are the norm for the younger generations, and the dance moves spread among young guys in Yeshiva and now have spread to non-Yemenite Yeshiva guys and new moves are being choreographed and grafted onto the traditional styles, which also coexist.

Akra20m
03-28-2017, 01:01 AM
Interesting stuff in this thread, I would like to share the two main traditional dances in Yemen.
1) Bura (برع) is considered the main dance in the north and middle regions of Yemen. A lot of variations exists.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgJL1HvMr2g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxGewYBr8gA

2) Sharh (شرح) is the main dance in south of Yemen, also multiple variations exists in different places.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPmxWtqiv7c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPzorv372c8

Targum
03-28-2017, 01:51 AM
Interesting stuff in this thread, I would like to share the two main traditional dances in Yemen.
1) Bura (برع) is considered the main dance in the north and middle regions of Yemen. A lot of variations exists.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgJL1HvMr2g

2) Sharh (شرح) is the main dance in south of Yemen, also multiple variations exists in different places.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPmxWtqiv7c

I find the dance of the Yemeni Arabs beautiful. It is certainly recognizably distinct from the Jewish styles.Here are some of the traditional Jewish Yemenite dancing, including the unique dances of the Hhabbani Jews(guys with the long hair), who were the only Jews who went armed in Yemen.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXfoCf5tzLw

More Hhabbani jewish dancing in footage taken right after arrival in Israel:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnW_9PM4pQU

shazou
09-01-2019, 02:22 AM
lol:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke2-ebMUOQg

Mandoos
09-01-2019, 03:24 AM
sounds nostalgic even to me :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCow-dWKlcw

macman
12-28-2019, 01:54 PM
Macedonian music...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWYfEGdd5Oo

macman
12-30-2019, 06:02 PM
Macedonian music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YwhRflnnes

And Macedonian dance

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

And
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T03dEOVScMU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Ln5Z6Ecu0