I don’t belong to a family of singers but we all love listening to music, we don’t care where it comes from. My parents played music in the house whenever they could, the first car that we owned didn’t have a stereo, so we used to sing songs wherever we used to go. By songs and music I don’t mean just Hindi music. We heard songs of different languages and enjoyed, we didn’t worry that we couldn’t understand what they were saying, the melody was enough, the instruments were enough. My parents were huge fans of English music and tell us stories of how they used to record the music in cassettes, how they used to have secret dance parties and how they used to find the lyrics of their favorite songs. It is all so easy now. Earlier one had to take so much pain to look for the song if they didn’t know who sang! Nowadays you just catch four words from the lyrics type them on “Google Baba” and you are sorted.
So, over the years I have developed my own unique taste in music which i generally don’t share with others until i’m completely sure they will like it too. My tastes range from totally wonky tunes to blues and what not. Language again is not an issue at all. For me a song in a different language stays with me longer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-2NLQwuGOU – Alane -Wes one of the first songs I heard of which I didn’t understand a single word.
https://soundcloud.com/martina-roy/fusion-track-7-minutes-7 – The most amazing mix of songs from different languages.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuY-2sHJYhg – Another amazing song, no knowledge of the language, but you can definitely get up dance after you listen to this song. Though I did some research on the language it sounds amazing – Daari (Persian dialect) is spoken in Pakistan and in Baluchistan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jny21YoEhQ – This played in the background of some blog I was reading and I had to download it. Language -Spanish and English. All Enrique songs in Spanish sound equally amazing. They caught everyone’s attention only when “Do You Know” came with a Spanish version in the album and you could see people humming and trying to figure out the Spanish words.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8SeOf5MZgU – Dimelo – Enrique Iglesias
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_hdmt4vpBo– Le Festin from Ratatouille (Disney), love this song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEi43OrwoRs – Touch the sky (Brave) -Julie Fowlis (Gaelic) I like this song because I can here the Scottish accent in the song. The next link is a short movie made on the singer and how she is trying to save the language in which she sings.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qczDug2BNRo -Must see!
Don’t judge music on the basis of language. Just hit play and enjoy!