Music from around the world! What do you think?

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    Jan 17, 2010 8:13 PM GMT

    There are SO many amazing singers and songs from around the world. Do you listen to any? If so, post them here.

    I'm WAY into music and do MAD research to find songs and singers, regardless of the language, around the world and thought it would be interesting to post some.

    What do you think?

    Jelena Karleusa - Slatka Mala (Serbian)

    Inna - Love (Romanian)

    Despina Vandi - Gia (Greek)

    Andrea - Upotrebena (Bulgarian)

    Clara Morgane - Sexy Girl (French)

    Svetlana Loboda - Be my Valentine (Ukrainian)

    Atiye Deniz - Muamma (Turkish)

    Rudenko - Everybody (UK)

    Kejsi Tola - Me Merr Ne Enderr (Albanian)

    U;Nee - Call Call Call (Korean)

    Namie Amuro - Violet Sauce (Japanese)

    Myriam Fares - Eih Elly Byehsal (Lebanese)

    Shakira - Ojos Asi (Spanish)

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    Jan 17, 2010 8:47 PM GMT
    dajlelion saidI at first thought this thread was a joke, as all of those artists sound alike and are clearly white-washed, over-sexualized, and americanized to such a point that their music loses all cultural reference and dignity.

    You can't even consider that crap "world music". Those videos just go to prove all conspiracy theories of a "one world government" being in the works. Clearly the cradle of civilization and culture has been robbed from those countries.

    How is it white-washed and americanized? Most of the songs are actually very ethnic, maybe you didn't watch the videos? Also, most of the videos are from Europe, last time I checked, it's considered "White."

    Just because it's sexy makes it crap? Hate people with such ignorant viewpoints.

    "they are sexy, so the song must be bad."

    and Just because they aren't covered up head to toe, doesn't mean they aren't representing their culture. Prime example, Bellydancer, extremely revealing, yet a huge part of some cultures.
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    Jan 17, 2010 9:23 PM GMT
    dajlelion said

    I just feel that there's nothing besides the language some of the songs are sung in that distinct's them from anything else you hear in the pop and dance world of America.

    You can't even tell any of these girls were born in different countries for the most part. They've lost all ethnic qualities, and cultural relevance. The Çiftetelli (bellydancing) as done by Despina is the only think that let's you know what culture she comes from, everything else was like watching paint dry on a wall. To each their own. We all have our own personal taste in music. I just thought I would see music videos with more cultural substance to indicate what countries the music comes from, but I suppose that's a thing of the past in this day and age.

    What types of beat you were expecting to hear? Many countries, now-a-day, don't have a distinct beat that they always use. What I enjoy, is the fact that cultures use other elements, to promote their music

    Many people don't like what they don't understand, so these songs gives them something to relate to, whether it's the beat or language.

    Yes, in the 1900, you can hear a distinct difference in cultures, but this is 2010. Many cultures have blended and mixed.

    But maybe some of it you are not sure of. Like the first song, "Slatka Mala," yes it's very techno, but that is a distinct beat of "Turbo Folk." which is a genre, un-herd of anywhere, but the balkan region.

    These women are very sexy/sexual, why? because sex sells this generation. Their beats are similar because the whole point in most singers is to be well known. Have success reaching around the world, which many of these singers have done based on their look and worldly recognized music.
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    Pachelbel's Canon in D with hip hop

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    Feb 15, 2010 8:44 PM GMT
    4sport saidPachelbel's Canon in D with hip hop

    reminds me of this: