Go to the NEW FORUM
Welcome to the first round of the AM Foreign World Cup. You're welcome to participate in this game whether you're a foreign music veteran, someone who doesn't know the difference between Africa and Asia, or anyone in between, but in this nomination round we'll most likely see the biggest participation from the veterans.
We will nominate 16 songs from 16 regions across the world, and everyone can nominate 1 song from each region in this first nomination round. The main rules for song nomination: No anglophone records (excluding pidgin English), no songs from albums with more than 1000 votes on RYM, no songs from artists in the top 500 on AM, and no songs listed on AM. And of course they probably should be your favorite songs from the regions. You do not have to nominate a song from every region, a nomination for a single region is welcome too!
The regions are as follows:
1.1 Northern Africa/Middle East (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Israel/Palestine, Lebannon, Syria, Turkey, Cyprus, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Barhain, Iran)
1.2 Western Africa (Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Gambia, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso and Nigeria)
1.3 Central/Eastern Africa (Chad, Republic of Centrafrica, South Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Tanzania, Seychelles, Uganda, RDC, Congo, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, Burundi)
1.4 Southern Africa (Angola, Bostwana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland).
2.3 Northern America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Native American, Nicaragua, Panama)
2.4 Southern America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Suriname, Venezuela)
3.1 East Asian (Japan, Korea, China, and Vietnam)
3.2 South Asian (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, other -stans)
3.3 Southeast Asian (Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, East Timor, Laos, Singapore and Brunei)
3.4 Australia/New Zealand/Pacific Islands/Polynesia
4.1 Northern European (Scandinavia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland, Greenland)
4.2 Eastern European (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia, Armenia, Azerbaidjan, Georgia, etc.)
4.3 Western European (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland)
4.4 Southern European (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece)
Please submit your lists as follows:
For the people with a lot of time I would like to ask the experts to also nominate unknown albums from the regions, of which we need two per region. Please keep in mind that your nomination will make up half of the albums representing that region, so please only make nominations in this competition if you really have a lot of knowledge about the region.
Count me in
You forgot Central America from Panama to Mexico. Is that Northern Latin ?
My bad, updated! I figured I'd just cut it off at Panama; no other division makes much sense. Is there any native American music scene? If so, we can include them with the northern section.
Edit: Seems like there is, so I've edited things a little to include it.
Thank you Stephan for this great game...I hope you can find enough gamer who know music of the world.
This game smell good
But only one song...it's soooooo difficult to choose.
You can count me in too.
The Caribean region will be the toughest : Reggae,calypso, cuban music plus the Bahamas and French islands and Haiti/Dominican... Wow!
might modify this later, but for now...
1.1 - Cheb Mami - Yo Yo (Algeria)
1.2 - Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra - Single (Mali)
1.3 - Maryam Mursal - Somali Udiida Ceb (Somalia)
1.4 - The Bhundu Boys - Manhenga (Zimbabwe)
2.1 - Tom Ze - Sofro De Juventude (Brazil)
2.2 - Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez - Tumbanga (Cuba)
2.3 - Ruben Blades - El Padre Antonio y el Monaguillo Andres (Panama)
2.4 - Soda Stereo - Profugos (Argentina)
3.1 - Ruins - Love of Sun (China)
3.2 - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Tery Bina (Pakistan)
3.3 - Fashion Show - Straight (Thailand)
3.4 - Te Vaka - Kau Tufuga Fai Vaka (New Zealand)
4.1 - still working through Fred's thread...
4.2 - Huun-Huur-Tu - Ancestors (Russia)
4.3 - PeterLicht - Popkultur/Meide (Germany)
4.4 - Fabrizio de Andre - Creuza de ma (Italy)
4.2 Dalriada - Igeret
Just wanted to make sure I get people to listen to Dalriada. Maybe I'll nominate more later but for now I'll leave the rest to the experts.
4.3 Vive la Fête - "Jaloux" (Belgium)
Four personal favourites:
1.2 - Alpha Blondy - Brigadier Sabari (Opération Coup De Poing) (Ivory Coast)
1.4 - Oliver Mtukudzi - Ndima Ndapedza (Zimbabwe)
4.3 - Edith Piaf - L'Accordéoniste (France)
4.4 - Artenara - Arrorró Del Mar (Canarian Islands, Spain)
Rest to follow later ... (I'm not an expert)
1.1 – Ali Hassan Kuban – Habibi (Egypt)
1.2 – Orchestra Baobab – Bul Ma Miin (Senegal)
1.3 – Docteur Nico & African Fiesta – Mamu Wa Mpoy (Democratic Republic of Congo)
1.4 – Miriam Makeba & The Skylarks – Inkomo Zodwa (South Africa)
2.1 – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Mas que nada (Brazil)
2.2 – Exuma – Exuma, The Obeah Man (Bahamas)
2.3 – XIT – Someday (Native American)
2.4 – Astor Piazzolla – Oblivion (Argentina)
3.1 – Shagu Tokumaro – Lahaha (Japan)
3.2 – Ananda Shankar – Streets of Calcutta (India)
3.3 – Cbmw Bandung – Sambasunda (Indonesia)
3.4 – Tiddas – Inanay (Australia)
4.1 – Clas-Göran Hederström – Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mej (Sweden)
4.2 – Alexeji Dulkevich – Moldova (Russia)
4.3 – Jacques Brel – Les bourgeois (Belgium)
4.4 – Camarón de la Isla – La leyenda del tiempo (Spain)
1.1 - Rachid Taha - Ya Rayah (Algeria) - 1993
Other songs I love
Khaled - Chebba - Algeria, 1993
Slimane Azem - Algérie mon beau pays, 1975
Anouar Brahem - Vagues/E la nave va - Tunisia, 2004
Hamza El Din - Mwashah - Egypt, 1978
Khaled - Wahrane Wahrane - Algérie, 1996
Selda - Mehmet Emmi - Turkey, 1976
All in the recommendation thread
Great to see Ruben Blades, Exuma, and Fabrizio de Andre show up already, although I do have to make some new choices now; going to try to spread the artists a little.
Nicolas, I will probably nominate an Anouar Brahem song for his region, just haven't decided which one yet.
Hey, Anouar Brahem is my favorite!
Like Nicolas, my pick would be "Vague". It was first released in 1995 though, on the album "Khomsa".
Wait a minute, so instrumental tracks are allowed?
Yeah, if they're from any of the countries mentioned above (i.e. no American or British instrumentals).
Oh, and feel free to nominate Anouar Brahem! I can find another artist.
But a song in English by a Swedish group isn't eligible, is it?
Correct, it is not.
A few nominations I'm pretty sure about, focusing mostly on folk music (my expertise if I had one):
1.1 - Anouar Brahem - Vague / E la Nave Va (Tunesia) - Consider me convinced.
1.2 - Fela Kuti - Roforofo Fight (Nigeria) - Gotta get one Fela song in.
1.3 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Ere Mela Mela (Ethiopia)
1.4 - ?
2.1 - Jorge Ben - Zumbi (Brazil) - Hard to pick one Jorge Ben song, but this is my favorite.
2.2 - Silvio Rodríguez - Ojalá (Cuba) - I prefer Óleo de mujer con sombrero but this one is more famous.
2.3 - ?
2.4 - Violeta Parra - Gracias a la Vida (Chile)
3.1 - Japanese Koto Orchestra - Otone No Nagare Ni Sote (Japan) - A bit on the long side, but damn good.
3.2 - Ravi Shankar - Rāga Simhendra-Madhyamam (India)
3.3 - Various Artists - Hudjan Mas (Golden Rain) (Indonesia) - I'll be the first to admit that I have no idea what's going on here, but it's rather enchanting.
3.4 - ?
4.1 - Maria Kalaniemi & Aldargaz - Sofias Flykt (Finland)
4.2 - Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares - Pritouritze Planinata (Bulgaria)
4.3 - Boudewijn de Groot - Testament (The Netherlands) - Easily the best artist from my country, with his best song.
4.4 - Θανάσης Παπακωνσταντίνου - Α. Μάνθος (Greece)
Open to suggestions on the question marks.
1.1 – Khaled – Aicha – 1996 (Algeria) spotify youtube
1.2 – Salif Keita – Beguin the Beguine (*) – 1990 (Mali) mp3
1.3 – Yuma – Hoy puedes cambiar tu destino – 2006 (Equatorial Guinea) spotify youtube
1.4 – Miriam Makeba – Pata Pata – 1967 (South Africa) spotify youtube
2.1 – Caetano Veloso – Terra – 1978 (Brazil) spotify youtube (Live with English subtitles)
2.2 – Pablo Milanés – Yo no te pido – 1977 (Cuba) spotify youtube
2.3 – Julieta Venegas – Lento – 2003 (Mexico) spotify youtube
2.4 – Carlos Gardel – Mi Buenos Aires querido – 1934 (Argentina) spotify youtube
3.1 – Sakamoto – Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Instrumental) – 1983 (Japan) spotify youtube
3.2 – Anoushka Shankar – Inside Me (*) – 2011 (India) spotify youtube
3.3 – Luis Eduardo Aute – Una de dos – 1984 (Philippines) spotify youtube
3.4 – Tiddas – Inanay – 1993 (Australia). youtube Thanks, Greg!
4.1 – Sigur Rós – Svefn-G-Englar – 1999 (Iceland) spotify youtube
4.2 – O-Zone – Numa Numa – 2004 (Moldova) youtube
4.3 – Jacques Brel – Vesoul – 1968 (Belgium) spotify youtube (Great live performance, with English Subtitles)
4.4 – Los Enemigos – Desde el jergón – 1990 (Spain) spotify youtube youtube (live)
(*) Despite the titles, these two songs are not sung in English. "Begin the Beguine" is a version in Bambara language (I think) of the famous Cole Porter song. And "Inside Me" is sung in Spanish by Sandra Carrasco.
Great list Miguel. One thing though, Sigur Ros is not eligible due to being a top 500 AM artist.
Here is an incomplete list of artists, albums and songs that are uneligible for nomination. They are sorted by region.
First, artists from the AM top 500, then albums with more than 1000 RYM votes, and last songs from the AM 3000. I haven't included the bubbling under (I assume bubbling unders are OK, are they, Stephan ?)
Please read it in hierarchical order (artists>albums>songs): if for instance Sege Gainsbourg is uneligible, his albums and songs are not mentionned in the album and song sections.
I hope I didn't forget major names/releases. I've checked AM 3000 and RYM 1000. There are probably many metal from Scandinavia I've forgotten but if you want to include one please check on RYM
1.1 NORTH AFRICA
Khaled - Didi
Rachid Taha - Diwan
1.2 WEST AFRICA
Fela Kuti - Zombie
Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit
1.3 EAST CENTRAL AFRICA
Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
Os Mutantes - s/t
Sepultura - every album from 1987 to 1996
Joao Gilberto & Stan Getz - Getz Gilberto
AMon Tobin - 3 first albums (Bricolage, Permutation, Supermodified)
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Desafinado
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Insensatez
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Corcovado
Gui Boratto - Beautiful Life
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Toots and The Maytals
The Congos - Heart of the Congos
Buena Vista Social Club - s/t
Mongo Santamaria - Watermelon Man
Lee Perry - The Upsetter
Culture - Two sevens Clash
Junior Murvin - Police and thieves
Peter Tosh - Legalize It
Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse
Dawn Penn - You Don't love Me
Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
Millie - My Boy lollipop
Wayne Smith - under Me Sleng Teng
Sly & Robbie - Boops
Max Romeo - War Inna Babylon
Shabba Ranks - Mr Loveman
Tenor Saw - Ring the Alarm
Dillinger - Cocaine In My brain
u-Roy - Wake the Town
Barrington Levy - Here I Come
Ken Boothe - Everything I Own
Sean Paul - Get Busy
Melodians - Rivers of Babylon
Skatalites - Guns of Navarrone
Chaka Demus - Murder She Wrote
harry J Allstars - Liquidator
Dennis Brown - Money in My Pocket
Shaggy - O Carolina
Beenie Man - Who Am I ?
2.3 NORTHERN AMERICA
Ruben Blades - Desapariciones
3.1 EAST ASIA
Boredoms - Super ae
Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun
Boris - Amplifier Worship
Boris - Flood
Boris - Heavy Flood
boris - Akuma No Uta
Boris - Boris at last
Boris - Pink
3.2 SOUTH ASIA
Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn - Mustt Mustt
4.1 NORTHERN EUROPE
Arvo Pärt - Tabula Rasa
Burzum - Hvis lyset tar oss
Burzum - Filosofen
Mum - Yesterday Was Dramatic
Mum - Finally We Are Not one
Röyksopp - Melody AM
Röyksopp - The Understanding
Röyksopp - Junior
The Field - From Here We go sublime
Fever Ray b- s/t
NB : most Swedish bands on the AM list are English speaking. Many of them (Hives, Peter Bjorn and JOhn, Jens Lekman) made albums that got more than 1000 RYM votes.
I didn't mention them, assuming there were no instrumentals or songs in Swedish on their albums. If so, please check on RYM, Swedish bands are very popular there.
4.2 EASTERN EUROPE
Negura Bunget - OM
4.3 WESTERN EUROPE
Popol vuh - Hosianna Mantra
Magma - Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh
Manu Chao - Clandestino
M83 - Dead Cities..
M83 - Before the Dawn
M83 - Saturdays=Youth
Cocorosie - La Maison de mon rêve
Cocorosie - Noah's Ark
Gong - Flying Teapot
Gong - Angel's Egg
Gong - You
Faust - Faust
Faust - So Far
Faust - Faust IV
Einstürzende Neubauten - 1/2 Men
Tangerine Dream - Zeit
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
Tangerine Dream - Rubycon
Isolée - Beau Mot Plage
Monks - Black Monk Time
Amon Duul II - Phallus Dei
Amon Duul II - Yeti
The Notwist - Neon Golden
Ash Ra Tempel - s/t
Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise
Yann Tiersen - Amélie
Jacques Brel - Ne me quitte pas
Plastic Bertrand - Ca plane pour moi
Django Reinhardt - Nuages
Edith Piaf - La Vie en rose
Mr Oizo - Flat Beat
Françoise Hardy - Tous les garçons et les filles
Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle
Alan Braxe, Fred Falke - Running
Deutsc Amerikanische Freundschaft - Der Mussolini
Azzido da Bass - Dooms Night
Alterego - Rocker
Nena - 99 Luftballons
Deichkind - Remmidemmi (Yippie Yippie Yeah)
International Pony - Leaving Home
Jeans Team - Das Zelt
Hard Floor - Acperience
Euromasters - Alles Naar De KI-te
Jam & Spoon - Stella
Console - Zero zero
I-F - Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass
Jaydee - Plastic Dreams
4.4 SOUTHERN EUROPE
Ennio Morricone - Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il cattivo
Ennio Morricone - C'era una volta il West
Ennio Morricone - Per un pugno di dollari
Ennio Morricone - Per qualche dollaro in piu
Ennio Morricone - The Thing
Ennio Morricone - Once Upon A Time In America
Ennio Morricone - The Untouchables
Giorgio Moroder - Scarface
Excellent nicolas, thanks! And yes, songs bubbling under are eligible.
Please, Stephan, hold on the deadline till Sunday at least, I want to post a list but I won’t be able till the weekend, my computer broke down (again), I'm writing from work.
And the selection is getting harder and harder because some of my initial choices (Blades, Raha, Makeba, Ahmed, de André) got some votes and others (Khaled’s “Didi”) are not eligible. But I will post a list anyway, please wait for me.
I just want to make a reservation (before anyone else pick it), Goran Bregovic’s “Mesecina” for 4.2.
And a quuestion, are all the items that Nicolas pointed not eligible?
1.2 – Amadou & Mariam - Je pense à toi (Mali)
1.3 – Mulatu Astatke - Yègellé Tezeta (Ethiopia)
1.4 – Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens - Kazet (South Africa)
4.3 – Taxi Girl - Cherchez le garçon (France)
4.4 – Paolo Conte - Via Con Me (Italy)
Probably more later...
1.1 Les Frères Megri - El Harib (Morocco)
1.2 Osibisa - Music for Gong Gong (Ghana)
1.3 Kenyan Boys Choir - Homeless (Kenya)
1.4 Amayenge - Ukuilondola (Zambia)
2.1 Br'oZ - Tudo O Que Você Quiser (Brazil)
2.2 Dancing in the Moonlight - Baha Men (Bahamas)
2.3 Gandhi - El Invisible (Costa Rica)
2.4 A Tout Le Monde - Beto Vázquez Infinity (Argentina)
3.1 Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai - Berryz Kobo (Japan)
3.2 Tribes of Babel - Motherjane (India
3.3 August Band - Summer (Thailand)
3.4 Coloured Stone - Australia (Australia)
4.1 C21 - Stuck in My Heart (Denmark)
4.2 Korni - S dnem rozhdeniya Vika (Russia)
4.3 4 Fun - Levenslang (Netherlands)
4.4 D'ZRT - Para mim tanto me faz (Portugal)
Hey hector, thanks for your picks. There are a few uneligible songs though.
I'll allow Osibisa and Kenyan Boys Choir (Pidgin English/mostly instrumental), but C21 - Stuck in My Heart (Denmark), Baha Men - Dancing in the Moonlight (Bahamas), and Tribes of Babel - Motherjane (India) are definitely not eligible.
Coloured Stone - Australia (Australia) I wanna get a second opinion on; they do sing in English but since it's rather hard to find non-Anglophone records from this region and since the music is very much Aboriginal it might be eligible. Nic?
yes, I think we could make an exception
BTW, would you allow non anglophone songs from USA and Canada (Cajun, French songs from Quebec, Tejano in Spanish, Klezmer in Yiddish, etc...) ?
I think we should, although someone like Shakira or Nelly Furtado, who have both released Spanish albums that don't have 1000 votes on RYM, probably should not be eligible.
1.1 - Selda - Yaz gazeteci yaz
1.2 - Rokia Traoré - Dounia
1.3 - Mulatu Astatke - Yèkèrmo sèw
1.4 - Solomon Linda - Mbube
2.1 - Jorge Ben - Taj Mahal
2.2 - Trio Matamoros - Son de la Loma
2.3 - Harmonium - Vert
2.4 - Gustavo Santaolalla - De ushuaia a la quiaca
4.1 - Imperiet - Märk hur vår skugga
4.2 - АукцЫон - Дорога
4.3 - Benjamin Biolay - Brandt rhapsodie
4.4 - Lucio Battisti - Anonimo
I might come back with Asian picks.
Yeah, Hawaii is Pacific.
Almost a hundred nominations already!
1.1 Erkin Koray - Ýnat (Turkey, 1974)
1.2. Group Inerane - Kuni Majagani (Niger, 2007)
1.3 Birigwa - Yelewa (Uganda, 1972)
(and of course Mulatu Astatke: Yekermo Sew, nominated by Henrik)
1.4 Thomas Mapfumo: Haruna (Zimbabwe, 1980s) Youtube
2.1 Airto Moreira - Samba de Flora (198 - Youtube
2.2 Les Frères Déjean - Experience (Haiti, 1977)
2.3 Sussie 4 - Escapar (Mexico, 2002) - Youtube
2.4. Los Esplendidos - Muchacha Provinciana (Peru, 1970) - Youtube
3.1. Tokyo Jihen - Kurumaya-san (Japan, 2004) - Youtube
3.2 Ananda Shankar - Dancing Drums (India, 1975) - Youtube
3.3 Ros Sereysothea - Superstar (Cambodia, ca. 1973) - Youtube
3.4 Alfred Aholo Apaka - Na Moku Eha (Hawaii, 1947)
4.1. Eleanoora Rosenholm - Bolly Palkkionmetsästäjä (Finnland, 200 - Youtube
4.2. Czeslaw Niemen - Dziwny Jest Ten Swiat (Poland, 1967) - Youtube
4.3. Tocotronic - Hi Freaks (Germany, 2002) - Youtube
4.4. Goblin - Suspiria (Italy, 1977) - Youtube
4.3 : La Mer - Charles Trenet (France)
The only choice I can make. This game is too hard.
Oops, just when I was going to post my list, André voted for my favourite Brazilian song. So I put instead another all time favourite, Milton Nascimento's "Tudo que você podia ser". My list (with links):
1.1. RACHID TAHA Ya Rayah (Algeria, 1998): many thanks, Nicolas, you’re so kind.
1.2. SALIF KEITA feat. CESAREA EVORA Yamore (Mali, 2002): the full version with the delicious guitar intro
1.3. RICHARD BONA Ekwa Mwato (Cameroon, 2001)
1.4. LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Nomathemba (South Africa, 1973): fabulous Graceland-era live version
2.1. MILTON NASCIMENTO & LÔ BORGES Tudo que você podia ser (Brazil, 1972)
2.2. TRÍO MATAMOROS Lágrimas negras (Cuba, 1931)
2.3. RUBÉN BLADES Pedro Navaja (Panamá, 1978): awesome live version with the Fania All Stars.
2.4. MERCEDES SOSA Alfonsina y el mar (Argentina, 1968)
3.1. PIZZICATO FIVE Twiggy Twiggy (Japan, 1994).
3.2. NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN Ganj-e-Shakar (part 1) (Pakistan, 1994): my brother did a great cover of this one!
3.3. CARAVAN (คาราวาน) Khon Kap Khwai (คนกับควาย) (Thailandia, 1975)
3.4. ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO'OLE Ka Pua U'i (Hawaii, US, 1993): oddly Israel has been recently (I mean two weeks ago) #1 in Spain with his delicious cover of Over the Rainbow
4.1. BOB HUND Düsseldorf (Sweden, 1996)
4.2. GORAN BREGOVIĆ Mesecina (Bosnia, 1995)
4.3. LOTTE LENYA Seeräuber Jenny (Germany, 1931)
4.4. SISA Qualsevol nit pot sortir el sol (Spain, 1975): you can see some comments and my translation of the lyrics to English here
The most difficult was to find something for the point 3.3.
So far all regions have at least 7 nominations, while western Europe is already up to 13. With nicolas presumably having a song for every region, that brings us up to at least half the songs for each region after the first round, which is excellent.
Is anyone, besides nicolas, still planning to make a few nominations?
2.3 - The Garifuna Women's Project - méRua (Belize)
Just tell me when you want me to make my nominations
2.3. "A Gozar este rico mambo" - Tito Puente (This draws from Caribbean music, but Puente is a native New Yorker, so I suppose this come from the U.S.).
4.3. "Sufism" - The Gotan Project (France)
1.1 Ofra Haza - Im Nin'alu
1.2 Cesaria Evora - Sodade
2.1 Chico Science & Naçao Zumbi - Banditismo por Uma Questão de Classe.
2.2 Max Romeo - I Chase the Devil
2.4 Astor Piazolla - Libertango
3.1 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Riot to Lagos (instr)
4.2 Arvo Pärt - Spiegel im Spiegel
4.3 Wim De Craene - Tim
4.4 Ufomammut - Eve
2.2 - Don Azpiazu - El Manicero (The Peanut Vendor) (Cuba; Single: The Peanut Vender (El Manicero) / True Love; 1930)
2.3 - Caifanes - La Célula Que Explota (Mexico; Album: El Diablito; 1990)
For the remaining three regions, I now give up searching in my collection. Well, I could nominate some song from Ryuichi Sakamoto (Japan), but the two instrumentals that come to mind already have been nominated by other AM forum members. And with Ohne Chanteuse from Yonderboi (Hungary) I have a love/hate relation, not really Hungarian folk either.
So that's it from my side.
Well, if you want to make a nomination for all regions I suggest you do it now, because we already have 15 for region 4.3.
After your nominations I'll wait a couple more days to see if anyone wants to make more nominations for Asia, which will have 8/9 noms max, and then we'll start round 2.
Ok, I'll post them today or tomorrow morning. I still have to make a choice or 2 (North Africa, Oceania, Northern Europe).
Edit : can I book my 4.3 ? It will be a Brassens song.
That means 4.3 is now full!
1.1 Slimane Azem - Algérie, mon beau pays (Algeria) 1975 youtube Kabyle folk
1.2 Toumani Diabaté - Kaounding Cissoko (Mali) 2008 youtube Kora solo
1.3 Grand Kalle & l'African Jazz - Ambiance Kallé Catho (Democratic Republic of the Congo) 1954 youtube Congolese rhumba, sublime guitars in the end
1.4 Letta Mbulu - Welele (South Africa) 1967 Spotify 60's South African soul
2.1 Moraes Moreira - Lenda do Pégaso (Brazil) 1980 youtube
2.2 Growling Tiger - Money Is King (Trinidad & Tobago) 1979 youtube
2.3 Valerio Longoria - El Canoero (USA/Mexico) 1989 youtube
2.4 Carlos Gardel - Mano a mano (Argentina) 1927 youtube
3.1 Shigeru Umebayashi - Yumeji's Theme (Japan) 2000 youtube
3.2 Davlatmand - Devonah Shaw (Tadjikistan) 1992 ? youtube
3.3 Ivo's Group - Shocking Shaking Day (Indonesia) 197? youtube
3.4 king Nawahi's Hawaiians - Maui No La Ka Hoi (Hawaii) 1930 Spotify
4.1 Lars Gullin - Danny's Dream (Sweden) 1954 youtube
4.2 Romica Puceanu & Florea Cioaca: Erau Zarzarii-nfloriti (Romania) youtube
4.3 Georges Brassens - La Marine (France) 1953 youtube
4.4 Ramón Montoya - Soleá (Spain) 1936 Spotify
If you think the 3.3 is not in Pidgin English (what a delicious accent though !) I'll find another amazing 70's Indonesian act
1.1 Oum Kalthoum El Hob Halaotou Bil Kintar 1945
1.2 Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck Lam Tooro 1989
2.1 Antônio Carlos Jobim Captain Bacardi 1967
3.1 Goro Yamaguchi A Bell Ringing In The Empty Sky 1969
3.2 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Ali Maula Ali Maula Ali Dam Dam 1992
3.4 Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu Wiyathul 2008
4.1 Jóhann Jóhannsson How We Left Fordlandia 2008
4.2 Yossele Rosenblatt El Mole Rachmim (Fur Titanik) 1913
4.3 St Germain Sure Thing 2000
nicolas, I'll allow the Ivo's Group song.
David M, I'm afraid I can't count St. Germain anymore, because that region is now full.
The region closest to full is 1.2 with 14 songs, after which 1.1 and 4.4 both have 13 songs. I'll leave this round open until Friday and then open round 2. If you want to nominate another song for that round, I would advise you to be quick, because many regions only have 5 or 6 spots remaining.
I see only 13 nominations for West Africa and 12 for 1.1
Did you receive a ballot by email ?
Ah, yes, I counted your nomination for 1.1 twice.
1.2 does have 14 though, I believe.
Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra - Single
Alpha Blondy - Brigadier Sabari (Opération Coup De Poing)
Orchestra Baobab - Bul Ma Miin
Fela Kuti - Roforofo Fight
Salif Keita - Beguin the Beguine
Amadou & Mariam - Je pense à toi
Osibisa - Music for Gong Gong
Rokia Traoré - Dounia
Group Inerane - Kuni Majagani
Zani Diabaté & the Super Djata Band - Super Djata
Salif Keita feat. Cesarea - Evora Yamore
Cesaria Evora - Sodade
Toumani Diabaté - Kaounding Cissoko
Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck - Lam Tooro
You can take "Brigadier Sabary" out. It was Andre's first choice but he replaced it with another song (Zani Diabaté).
3.1 - Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi (Composed by A.R. Rahman) - Chaiyya Chaiyya
3.2 - Susumu Yokota - Secret Garden
3.3 - Sinn Sisamouth, Ros Sereysothea, Pan Ron and Dara Dam Chan - Mou Pei Na
3.4 - Fat Freddy's Drop - Big BW
Fat Freddy's Drop sing in English, but in this forum they are probably as unknown as every non-English singing act and they are SO GOOD. Plus, I don't know what else to put here...
Ah yeah, all 4 of Andre's initial nominations were still in my list. Adding St Germain and Henrik's nominations, these are the regional song counts as of right now:
1.1 - 12
1.2 - 13
1.3 - 11
1.4 - 10
2.1 - 12
2.2 - 10
2.3 - 11
2.4 - 11
3.1 - 11
3.2 - 10
3.3 - 9
3.4 - 10
4.1 - 9
4.2 - 12
4.3 - 16 (Full)
4.4 - 12
Stephan, did you accept Fat Freddy's Drop? I didn't think you would.
I did. I listened to the song on youtube real quick and thought it was mostly instrumental, but the vocals do kick in quite a lot in the last half. I'll remove the song for now and keep it on the backburner; if we can't come up with enough songs for the region I'll add it back in.
On that note, the second round is now open!
I'll start things off with just a single song, just cause I really want to nominate The Sorcerer of the Guitar, but I don't want to give myself the advantage of nominating 2 songs for every region.
1.23 Franco - Liberté - Congo
Franco is 1.3, Stephan !
A first shot
1.1 Hassan Hakmoun & Adam Rudolph - Ma'Bud Allah (Morocco) youtube Gnawa music
1.2 Kante Manfila - Agne Anko (Guinea) youtube beautiful folk song, sorry for the bad scratching disc on the vid
1.3 Festival Maquisard & Sam Mangwana - Festival Bilombe (DRC)
4.4 Paco de Lucía - Entre dos aguas (Spain) youtube
Others I'm pretty sure of ; sorry to nominate so much so soon but I've been 100% on this game so you can take off some of my votes if you get too many 2 round votes
2.2 Grupo Vocal Desendann - Guédé Nibo (Haïti)
2.3 Ry Cooder feat. David Lindley - Canción Mixteca (USA/Mexico) spotify
2.4 Melingo - Pequeño Paria (Argentina) youtube
3.2 Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn - Na Ruk Te Hai Aanso (Pakistan)
3.4 Pynolasa Bamboo Band - Mouna Manu (Papua New Guinea)
4.2 Naftule Brandwein - Nifty's Freilach (Ukraine) youtube klezmer music
Yes, another Nusrat at 3.2, but that one is different from the rest, recorded live in Lahore. Very passionate and deprived of Western production. If I hear something great for the region, I'll change my vote but I doubt I'll hear anything better (except maybe another Nusrat song)
I have mp3s of the songs without spotify or youtube links
hey stephan, could you post a list of all artists/songs nominated so far by region? thanks!
1.1 Cheb Mami Yo Yo Algeria
1.1 Khaled Aicha Algeria
1.1 Rachid Taha Ya Rayah Algeria
1.1 Slimane Azem Algérie, mon beau pays Algeria
1.1 Ali Hassan Kuban Habibi Egypt
1.1 Omar Khorshid Raqsed El Fadaa Egypt
1.1 Oum Kalthoum El Hob Halaotou Bil Kintar Egypt
1.1 Ofra Haza Im Nin'alu Israel
1.1 Hassan Hakmoun & Adam Rudolph Ma'Bud Allah Morocco
1.1 Les Frères Megri El Harib Morocco
1.1 Anouar Brahem Vague / E la Nave Va Tunesia
1.1 Erkin Koray Ýnat Turkey
1.1 Selda Yaz gazeteci yaz Turkey
1.2 Cesaria Evora Sodade Cape Verde
1.2 Osibisa Music for Gong Gong Ghana
1.2 Kante Manfila Agne Anko Guinea
1.2 Amadou & Mariam Je pense à toi Mali
1.2 Rokia Traoré Dounia Mali
1.2 Salif Keita Beguin the Beguine Mali
1.2 Salif Keita feat. Cesarea Evora Yamore Mali
1.2 Toumani Diabaté Kaounding Cissoko Mali
1.2 Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra Single Mali
1.2 Zani Diabaté & the Super Djata Band Super Djata Mali
1.2 Group Inerane Kuni Majagani Niger
1.2 Fela Kuti Roforofo Fight Nigeria
1.2 Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck Lam Tooro Senegal
1.2 Orchestra Baobab Bul Ma Miin Senegal
1.3 Richard Bona Ekwa Mwato Cameroon
1.3 Docteur Nico & African Fiesta Mamu Wa Mpoy Congo
1.3 Festival Maquisard & Sam Mangwana Festival Bilombe Congo
1.3 Franco Liberté Congo
1.3 Grand Kalle & l'African Jazz Ambiance Kallé Catho Congo
1.3 Kasai Allstars Mpombo Yetu Congo
1.3 Yuma Hoy puedes cambiar tu destino Equatorial Guinea
1.3 Mahmoud Ahmed Ere Mela Mela Ethiopia
1.3 Mulatu Astatke Yègellé Tezeta Ethiopia
1.3 Mulatu Astatke Yèkèrmo sèw Ethiopia
1.3 Kenyan Boys Choir Homeless Kenya
1.3 Maryam Mursal Somali Udiida Ceb Somalia
1.3 Birigwa Yelewa Uganda
1.4 Ladysmith Black Mambazo Nomathemba South Africa
1.4 Letta Mbulu Welele South Africa
1.4 Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens Kazet South Africa
1.4 Miriam Makeba Pata Pata South Africa
1.4 Miriam Makeba & The Skylarks Inkomo Zodwa South Africa
1.4 Solomon Linda Mbube South Africa
1.4 Amayenge Ukuilondola Zambia
1.4 Oliver Mtukudzi Ndima Ndapedza Zimbabwe
1.4 The Bhundu Boys Manhenga Zimbabwe
1.4 Thomas Mapfumo Haruna Zimbabwe
2.1 Airto Moreira Samba de Flora Brazil
2.1 Antônio Carlos Jobim Captain Bacardi Brazil
2.1 Br'oZ Tudo O Que Você Quiser Brazil
2.1 Caetano Veloso Terra Brazil
2.1 Chico Science & Naçao Zumbi Banditismo por Uma Questão de Classe Brazil
2.1 Elis Regina & Tom Jobim Águas De Março Brazil
2.1 Jorge Ben Zumbi Brazil
2.1 Jorge Ben Taj Mahal Brazil
2.1 Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges Tudo que você podia ser Brazil
2.1 Moraes Moreira Lenda do Pégaso Brazil
2.1 Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 Mas que nada Brazil
2.1 Tom Ze Sofro De Juventude Brazil
2.2 Exuma Exuma, The Obeah Man Bahamas
2.2 Don Azpiazu El Manicero Cuba
2.2 Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez Tumbanga Cuba
2.2 Pablo Milanés Yo no te pido Cuba
2.2 Silvio Rodríguez Ojalá Cuba
2.2 Trío Matamores Lágrimas negras Cuba
2.2 Trio Matamoros Son de la Loma Cuba
2.2 Grupo Vocal Desendann Guédé Nibo Haiti
2.2 Les Frères Déjean Experience Haiti
2.2 Max Romeo I Chase the Devil Jamaica
2.2 Growling Tiger Money Is King Trinidad & Tobago
2.3 The Garifuna Women's Project méRua Belize
2.3 Harmonium Vert Canada
2.3 Gandhi El Invisible Costa Rica
2.3 Caifanes La Célula Que Explota Mexico
2.3 Julieta Venegas Lento Mexico
2.3 Sussie 4 Escapar Mexico
2.3 Valerio Longoria El Canoero Mexico
2.3 XIT Someday Native American
2.3 Ruben Blades El Padre Antonio y el Monaguillo Andres Panama
2.3 Rubén Blades Pedro Navaja Panamá
2.3 Tito Puente A Gozar este rico mambo United States
2.3 Ry Cooder feat. David Lindley Canción Mixteca USA
2.4 A Tout Le Monde Beto Vázquez Infinity Argentina
2.4 Astor Piazzolla Oblivion Argentina
2.4 Astor Piazzolla Libertango Argentina
2.4 Carlos Gardel Mi Buenos Aires querido Argentina
2.4 Carlos Gardel Mano a mano Argentina
2.4 Gustavo Santaolalla De ushuaia a la quiaca Argentina
2.4 Melingo Pequeño Paria Argentina
2.4 Mercedes Sosa Alfonsina y el mar Argentina
2.4 Soda Stereo Profugos Argentina
2.4 Violeta Parra Gracias a la Vida Chile
2.4 Chabuca Granda La Flor De La Canela Peru
2.4 Los Esplendidos Muchacha Provinciana Peru
3.1 Ruins Love of Sun China
3.1 Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi Chaiyya Chaiyya India
3.1 Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai Berryz Kobo Japan
3.1 Goro Yamaguchi Kokû-Reibo (Bell Ringing in the Empty Sky) Japan
3.1 Japanese Koto Orchestra Otone No Nagare Ni Sote Japan
3.1 Pizzicato Five Twiggy Twiggy Japan
3.1 Ryuichi Sakamoto Riot to Lagos Japan
3.1 Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence Japan
3.1 Shagu Tokumaro Lahaha Japan
3.1 Shigeru Umebayashi Yumeji's Theme Japan
3.1 Tokyo Jihen Kurumaya-san Japan
3.2 Ananda Shankar Streets of Calcutta India
3.2 Ananda Shankar Dancing Drums India
3.2 Anoushka Shankar Inside Me India
3.2 Ravi Shankar Rāga Simhendra-Madhyamam India
3.2 Ravi Shankar Improvisation on the Theme of 'Rokudan' India
3.2 Susumu Yokota Secret Garden Japan
3.2 Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn Na Ruk Te Hai Aanso Pakistan
3.2 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Tery Bina Pakistan
3.2 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Ganj-e-Shakar (part 1) Pakistan
3.2 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Ali Maula Ali Maula Ali Dam Dam Pakistan
3.2 Davlatmand Devonah Shaw Tadjikistan
3.3 Ros Sereysothea Superstar Cambodia
3.3 Sinn Sisamouth, Ros Sereysothea, Pan Ron and Dara Dam Chan Mou Pei Na Cambodia
3.3 Cbmw Bandung Sambasunda Indonesia
3.3 Ivo's Group Shocking Shaking Day Indonesia
3.3 Various Artists Hudjan Mas (Golden Rain) Indonesia
3.3 Luis Eduardo Aute Una de dos Philippines
3.3 August Band Summer Thailand
3.3 Caravan Khon Kap Khwai Thailand
3.3 Fashion Show Straight Thailand
3.4 Coloured Stone Australia Australia
3.4 Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu Wiyathul Australia
3.4 Richard Walley Kookaburra Australia
3.4 Tiddas Inanay Australia
3.4 Tiddas Inanay Australia
3.4 Alfred Aholo Apaka Na Moku Eha Hawaii
3.4 king Nawahi's Hawaiians Maui No La Ka Hoi Hawaii
3.4 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Ka Pua U'i Hawaii, United States
3.4 Te Vaka Kau Tufuga Fai Vaka New Zealand
3.4 Pynolasa Bamboo Band Mouna Manu Papua New Guinea
4.1 Eleanoora Rosenholm Bolly Palkkionmetsästäjä Finland
4.1 Maria Kalaniemi & Aldargaz Sofias Flykt Finland
4.1 Jóhann Jóhannsson How We Left Fordlandia Iceland
4.1 Ólöf Arnalds Innundir Skinni Iceland
4.1 Mari Boine Diamántta Spáillit Norway
4.1 Bob Hund Düsseldorf Sweden
4.1 Clas-Göran Hederström Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mej Sweden
4.1 Imperiet Märk hur vår skugga Sweden
4.1 Lars Gullin Danny's Dream Sweden
4.2 Goran Bregovic Mesecina Bosnia
4.2 Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares Pritouritze Planinata Bulgaria
4.2 Arvo Pärt Spiegel im Spiegel Estonia
4.2 Dalriada Igeret Hungary
4.2 O-Zone Numa Numa Moldova
4.2 Czeslaw Niemen Dziwny Jest Ten Swiat Poland
4.2 Romica Puceanu & Florea Cioaca Erau Zarzarii-nfloriti Romania
4.2 Alexeji Dulkevich Moldova Russia
4.2 Huun-Huur-Tu Ancestors Russia
4.2 Korni S dnem rozhdeniya Vika Russia
4.2 АукцЫон Дорога Russia
4.2 Naftule Brandwein Nifty's Freilach Ukraine
4.2 Yossele Rosenblatt El Mole Rachmim (Fur Titanik) Ukraine
4.3 Jacques Brel Les bourgeois Belgium
4.3 Jacques Brel Vesoul Belgium
4.3 Vive la Fête Jaloux Belgium
4.3 Wim De Craene Tim Belgium
4.3 Benjamin Biolay Brandt rhapsodie France
4.3 Edith Piaf L'Accordéoniste France
4.3 Georges Brassens La Marine France
4.3 La Mer Charles Trenet France
4.3 St Germain Sure Thing France
4.3 Taxi Girl Cherchez le garçon France
4.3 The Gotan Project Sufism France
4.3 Lotte Lenya Seeräuber Jenny Germany
4.3 PeterLicht Popkultur/Meide Germany
4.3 Tocotronic Hi Freaks Germany
4.3 4 Fun Levenslang Netherlands
4.3 Boudewijn de Groot Testament Netherlands
4.4 Θανάσης Παπακωνσταντίνου Α. Μάνθος Greece
4.4 Fabrizio de Andre Creuza de ma Italy
4.4 Goblin Suspiria Italy
4.4 Lucio Battisti Anonimo Italy
4.4 Paolo Conte Via Con Me Italy
4.4 Ufomammut Eve Italy
4.4 D'ZRT Para mim tanto me faz Portugal
4.4 Camarón de la Isla La leyenda del tiempo Spain
4.4 Los Enemigos Desde el jergón Spain
4.4 Ojos De Brujo Ventilaor R-80 Spain
4.4 Paco de Lucía Entre dos aguas Spain
4.4 Ramón Montoya Soleá Spain
4.4 Sisa Qualsevol nit pot sortir el sol Spain
2.4 - Yma Sumac - Xtabay (Lure of the Unknown Love)
4.1 - Ebba Grön - Staten och kapitalet
awesome, that was fast!
In 4.2 I'd like to nominate
Ferus Mustafov - Orient cocek
but I can't find it on the web.
If it can't be found I nominate
Goran Bregovic - Ederlezi
4.4 - Joan Manuel Serrat - Mediterraneo
Henrik, pidgin English is allowed, that's why those songs are eligible.
the line is pretty blurred but what we want to avoid is songs that sound like they were performed by a standard US/UK pop/rock group.
those songs sound really "local", that's the point.
Stephan, how do you intend to proceed with songs that are nowhere on the Net ? Will you open a space where we can upload the mp3s ? I can also put some of them on youtube if I have the time but I'm not sure I can do it with all of them
OK, Pidgin English is not my expertise and the line seems blurry indeed. How much of the reggae is eligible?
Max Romeo is probably closest to being ineligible, because the song is pretty close to 'regular' English and the album does have 400 votes or so. Then again, the same argument could be made (less close to English, but more votes) for Exuma. Exuma does sound more foreign, but that might just be because we're used to reggae.
Anyone really in favor of excluding either one? Growling Tiger is very much pidgin English and not famous at all, so I don't think that one is contentious.
nicolas: I was planning to make 16 mp3 packs for people to download, I think that would make things easiest. I'll set up a Dropbox where people can submit some of their songs they think are hardest to find. If you leave your email here I'll send you an invite. I don't have a whole lot of time this weekend so I can't check yet how many of the songs I can procure, but I should be able to get quite a few of them.
On the contrary, I think Exuma sounds more American than Max Romeo. Not very different from Richie Heavens or Dr John. Max Romeo is typically Jamaican but more popular...
So i think we should stick to the rules you set. The only difficulty is the appreciation of "pidgin English". No doubt for Growling Tiger (I don't really understand him) while Max R is pretty clear (but you could also say that of Fela).
I think that we should keep them, but I'll call to your good sense regarding reggae : try to pick something which sounds very Jamaican in spirit and please try to submit songs that are not very popular or from albums with more than 200/300 ratings on RYM.
If you don't feel comfortable, don't post anything reggae
IMO more than to the rules everyone should stick to the spirit of the game : chosing different songs. The songs IMO should show influences of the local culture (style, language) and shouldn't be very popular on an international basis.
BTW, I'm gonna make a change to one of my first round picks
in the 4.1 region, please replace Larry's Dream with
Atalyja - Gervele (Lituania) youtube beautiful song but the mp3 might be tricky to find
Yeah, I'm also in favor of allowing them. Any song that is on youtube is fine, because I can simply rip an MP3 from the youtube video.
Steohan I sent you an email at your neoptolemos address, hope it's still working
A second round filled by incredible ladies (Makoma, Makeba, Creuza, Cruz, Vargas, Aksu, Nimol, Protopsalti) and with a lot of preponderance of Goran Bregovic (he shows on 3.2., 4.2. and 4.4. being as producer or as solo artist).
1.1. CHEB KHALED Chebba (Algeria, 1995).
1.2. TINARIWEN Cler Achel (Mali, 2006), studio version
1.3. PAPA WEMBA & NATHALIE MAKOMA 6 Millions Ya Ba Soucis (Congo, 2010)
1.4. MIRIAM MAKEBA Qongquothwane (The Click Song) (South Africa, 1960)
2.1. VINICIUS DE MORAES con MARIA CREUZA y TOQUINHO A felicidade (Brazil, 1970)
2.2. CELIA CRUZ & JOHNNY PACHECO Químbara (Cuba/Dominican Republic, 1974)
2.3. CHAVELA VARGAS La llorona (Mexico, 1966), the previous clip is an amazing 2002 cover for the movie Frida, here it is a 1991 version.
2.4. ANDRÉS CALAMARO No son horas (Argentina, 1999)
3.1. TAKASHI HIRAYASU & BOB BROZMAN Chon Chon Kijimuna (Japan/USA, 2001)
3.2. SEZEN AKSU with THE WEDDING FUNERAL BAND Erkekler (Turkey, 1997): Stephan, Sezen Aksu is from Istambul, I’m not sure about putting her on 3.2. or 4.2.
3.3. DENGUE FEVER Genjer Genjer (Cambodia/USA, 2009), the original studio version is not on YouTube (but it’s on Spotify as the B-side of "Tiger Phone Card"): Stephan, if this band is not allowed because they are really from Los Angeles please use this other version sang by Lilis Suryani (Indonesia, 1965)
3.4. ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO'OLE Ka Huila Wai (Hawaii, US, 1993)
4.1. JAKOB HELLMAN Vara vänner (Sweden, 1989)
4.2. GORAN BREGOVIĆ Cajesukarije cocek (Bosnia, 1995)
4.4. ALKISTIS PROTOPSALTI S'agapo (Greece, 1991), listen to this wonderful solo of an unknown instrument from 3'16" (anyone knows which instrument is that?)
I supposed I'm not allowed to vote for a second song for some of these points, if not I'll post the videos on the recommendation thread for others to vote...
1.2. YOUSSOU N’DOUR & LE SUPER ÉTOILE DE DAKAR Immigrés/Bitim Rew (Senegal, 1984).
2.2. ANDY PALACIO & THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE Wátina (Belize, 2007).
2.2. HENRI SALVADOR Dans mon île (French Guiana, 1958).
2.4. VÍCTOR JARA Te recuerdo Amanda (Chile, 1969).
4.4. PAOLO CONTE La giarrettiera rosa (Italy, 1958)
Turkey was actually put with 1.1, and I'll allow Dengue Fever.
Oops, replace then Khaled's "Chebba" by Sezen Aksu's "Erkekler" on 1.1. and put on 3.2. another lady, FARIDA KHANUN Aaj jane ki zid na karo (Pakistan, 1978)
Sorry, a mistake on the previous post, the Paolo Conte song was released in 1974...
2.1 Caetano Veloso - Coração materno
Edit : Well... I don't know I'm hesitating between Caetano and Paulinho Da Viola - Coração leviano
Which heart will I chose ?
As there is already one Caetano song in, I will finally pick
2.1 Paulinho Da Viola - Coração leviano youtube , a great samba by a great singer with a superb melody. I'm uploading the mp3 (a better version than the video)
And also, please replace 2.4 Melingo - Pequeño paria with
2.4 Henri Salvador - Dans mon île (French Guyana) youtube
For those who don't know what to pick as 2.4 please consider Melingo
Only 1 nomination left for Brazil & West Africa !
and 1 left for Southern Europe too
2 left for Brazil. 1 left for Eastern Europe though!
like nic, i'm happy to withdraw some of these if people who haven't voted yet would like to nominate some songs
1.1 - Abdel Aziz el Mubarak - "Tahrimni Minnak" (Sudan)
1.2 - Baaba Maal - "Tindo" (Senegal)
1.3 - Geoffrey Oryema - "Lapwony" (Uganda)
1.4 - Abdullah Ibrahim - "The Mountain" (South Africa)
2.1 - Vinicius Cantuaria - "Vivo Isolado do Mundo" (Brazil)
2.2 - Boukman Eksperyans - "Nou La" (Haiti)
2.3 - Esquivel - "Latin-Esque" (Mexico)
2.4 - Susana Baca - "Tu Mirada y Mi Voz" (Peru)
3.1 - Fantastic Plastic Machine - "Philter" (Japan)
3.2 - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook - "Sweet Pain" (Pakistan)
3.3 - The Dawn - "Abot Kamay" (Phillipines)
3.4 - what else are other people planning on putting here? i'd like to add something by gabby or atta, but haven't settled on a song yet, open to suggestions.
4.1 - still don't know here...
4.2 - Marta Sebestyen - "Harom Arva" (Hungary)
4.3 - Heather Jones - "Nos Ddu" (Wales)
4.4 - Nino Rota - "Amarcord" (Italy)
actually, i'd love to nominate Suba's beautiful "A Felicidade" but i'm not sure where it belongs. he was serbian, but by this time he was living and working in brazil, and the song probably belongs with others from this region, so in that case replace the Cantuaria song (otherwise, the Sebestyen one). thanks.
Can't accept your 4.3 since it's already full, but that makes:
1.2 - 16 (Full)
4.2 - 16 (Full)
4.3 - 16 (Full)
4.4 - 16 (Full)
However, like Greg said, if someone who hasn't nominated for these regions yet really wants to nominate a song, let me know and we'll work something out.
I'll nominate the gorgeous Ett Enskilt Rum På Sabbatsberg by John Holm for 4.1, courtesy of Fred's great thread on Sweden.
ah bummer, it'd be nice to have something welsh in there...anybody wanna trade?
I'm biased but I thought 4.1 would be one of the first to be filled. As a companion to Fred's list, here are some of my favorite Swedish songs, in chronological order:
Lars Gullin - Danny's Dream (since Nicolas changed his vote) (jazz)
Monica Zetterlund - Sakta vi gå genom stan (vocal jazz)
Anita Lindblom - Sånt är livet (schlager/pop)
Jan Johansson - Visa från Utanmyra (jazz)
Cornelis Vreeswijk - Somliga går med trasiga skor (singer/songwriter)
Jojje Wadenius - Kalles klätterträd (children's music)
Pugh Rogefeldt - Här kommer natten (psychedelic rock)
Träd, gräs och stenar - Sanningens silverflod (psychedelic rock)
John Holm - Ett enskilt rum på Sabbatsberg (singer/songwriter)
Nationalteatern - Livet är en fest (folk rock)
Peps Blodsband - Hög standard (reggae)
Magnus Uggla - Varning på stan (pop punk)
Dag Vag - Dimma (punk)
Mikael Wiehe - Flickan och kråkan (singer/songwriter)
Adolphson & Falk - Blinkar blå (synth pop)
Lustans lakejer - Diamanter är en flickas bästa vän (new wave)
Ulf Lundell - Den vassa eggen (rock)
Eldkvarn - Kärlekens tunga (rock)
Di Leva - Vi har bara varandra (pop)
Lisa Ekdahl - Vem vet (singer/songwriter)
Bo Kaspers orkester - Puss (jazz pop)
Petter - Så klart! (hip hop)
Kaah - Dom tittar när jag dansar (soul/funk)
Detektivbyrån - E18 (folktronica)
The following songs are also among my favorites, however they are foreign songs that were rewritten with Swedish lyrics so maybe less interesting for this game:
Lill Lindfors - Du är den ende (pop)
Fred Åkerström - Jag ger dig min morgon (singer/songwriter)
4.1. Pekka Streng - Sisältäni portin löysin (Finland 1971)
Stephan, you put Arvo Pärt in the 4.2 section but it belongs to 4.1 (Estonia)
Thanks! Still 1 spot left in 4.2 then.
and another (small) mistake is that you switched Henrik's 3.2 and 3.1 asian votes (he placed them wrong)
Here's my count
1.2 16 (full)
4.3 16 (full)
4.4 16 (full)
Thanks, I haven't really had the time to do anything but add them to the spreadsheet. And I have the same count.
YAT KHA-Come Along (Russia)
AHMAD ZAHIR-Khuda bowad yaret (Afghanistan)
SNAKEMAN SHOW-Japanese title (Japan)
THAN MAI-Tóc Mai Toc Van Soi Van (Vietnam)
CARABAO-Made In Thailand (Thailand)
MULEMENA BOYS-Navuluku (Zambia)
MASTER MUSICIANS OF TANZANIA-Nhongolo (Tanzania)
MULUQEN MELLESSE-Tenesh Kelbe Lay (Ethiopia)
BANTOUS JAZZ-Watchi Wara (Congo)
The YOUNG TIGER-Calypso Bebop (Trinidad)
GREGORY ISAACS-Motherless Children (Jamaica)
MARIA MARQUEZ-Canto Del Pilon (Venezuela)
JOE ARROYO-Dolores Tiene Un Piano (Colombia)
LARRY HARLOW-Cari Caridad (USA)
MARISA MONTE-Negro Gato (Brasil)
3.1 Hanggai - My Banjo And I (China) youtube
Full (with 16 nominations)
1.2 West Africa
1.3 East Central Africa
2.3 North/Central America
2.4 South America
3.1 East Asia (Japan China Korea Vietnam Mongolia)
4.1 to 4.4 : all Europe
However, like Stephan said, if someone who hasn't nominated for these regions yet really wants to nominate a song, let us know and we'll work something out.
Still open for people who have nominated less than 2 songs :
1.1 North Africa (1 song left)
1.3 Southern Africa (3 songs)
2.2 Caribbean (1 song left)
3.2 South Asia (3 songs left)
3.3 Southeast Asia (4 songs left)
3.4 Oceania (6 songs left)
I'm gonna change two of my votes
Stephan, I'll post my final updated lists in whole if you want and replace the mp3 files in the Dropbox
In 2.3, I'd like to remove Ry Cooder and his 500+ RYM ratings and replace it with
The Klezmorim - Fidl Volach (USA) spotify
In 4.2, I'd like to replace Naftule Brandwein by
Aleksandar Šišić - Ćhelipe (Serbia) youtube
If it is allowed I want to give the second votes I have left to nicolas for his thoroughgoing work.
Thanks for the list Mindrocker! I'm gonna need a few changes though. First, I can't accept 3 songs from 1.3, there's only place for 2. You'll have to pick two. Secondly, I can't accept 2 songs from 2.4, because we already have 15 songs. You'll have to pick one.
Yeah Henrik, that is acceptable. Feel free to nominate another round nicolas. Also, anyone can vote another time for 3.3 and 3.4 if they want to (that means you can vote twice for those, nic).
Actually, sorry Mindrocker, but there's only 1 spot for 1.3 left, so I can only accept 1 of the 3.
Also, there hasn't been a single album nomination yet. Is anyone interested in this small added competition or not?
1.1 - 1
1.4 - 2
2.3 - 1
3.2 - 2
3.3 - 3
3.4 - 6
Nicolas, the bolded numbers are the ones that are different between the two of us; I'm not sure who of us is wrong, perhaps you counted hectorthebat's Motherjane?