Monday, February 01, 2016

My Music Monday

The music theme for Erik and myself (selected by myself - though he's agreed to go along with it) is foreign-language music.

Really - not looking at Italian pop artists or anything, but people singing something not in their native tongue.

In theory, it should be simple - no?  I mean, the demographics skew to a lot of songs sung in French, but I'll try to limit that as much as possible.

So let's start with the least likely language deviation: Swahili.

And who are the best representatives of that culture other than the gals from Bananarama.

Actually, "Aie a Mwana" was one of the first songs I ever heard by them - even before they did stuff with Fun Boy Three. The funner Bananarama before Stock Aiken Waterman got their hands on them. It is also a song that had been covered long before this band, and since. Not that I ever know those versions.

It's a fun song - but it's one of those songs you can only kind of pretend to sing phonetically - and one you could never actually interpret. Well at least I couldn't.

Of course, maybe some of you took Swahili 101.


Bananarama "Aie a Mwana"

2 comments:

Jeffrey Rich said...

Si jambo

Erik Rubright said...

Wait... this wasn't in English? I think my brain must have been doing bad lip readings back in the 80s...