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    I'm looking to expand my collection of music around the world. I'm set in Africa (Oumou Sangre, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Angelique Kidjo, among others).

    I would like to find more of any genre in the following areas:

    - French
    - Latin
    - Indian
    - Native American

    If you are familiar with artists in these areas please let me know.

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    French:
    Camille. She's probably the best vocalist in the world. You might have to hear her stuff to know what I mean. Just a brilliant Avant Garde cool french chick.
    Anaïs is a fantastic singer/songwriter who's live stuff makes me really wish I could speak French fluently.
    Nouvelle Vague are an effortlessly hip and chic French group who use guest singers to do bossa nova covers of 80s new wave/alternative songs.
    Hollywood Mon Amour is the sister project of Nouvelle Vague who do covers of movie songs (also generally from the 80s).
    -M- (Mathieu Chedid) is another wonderful French songwriter.

    Of course this all contemporary French music. You should also obviously check out Francoise Hardy, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel (the album Scott Walker Sings Jacques Brel is a wonderful English introduction to his music).

    I've never been much of a Serge Gainsbourg fan but he does have a few great songs.

    This is my favourite French song ever.

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    French electro

    Yelle


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    Give http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon_Circus a listen. I had a chance to see them last year at Festival International de Louisiane (which is a great world music fest that everyone needs to see at least once.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KT. View Post
    I have Yelle.

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    I assume you've got some Air, Daft Punk and Justice.

    I'm a particularly big fan of Nouvelle Vague too. But I'm not sure if any of these bands are particularly 'french'. I mean they're not cuntish at all.

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    French

    From Quebec, "Les Cowboys Fringants" are a very good folk/punk band, even if you take the time to translate their lyrics.

    Plus rien

    en berne

    joyeux calvaire

    8 secondes

    toune d'automne


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    Arguably my favourite french group is "DobaCaracol" It's two french sirens who sing wonderful vocal melody duets overtop a world beat music. They generally use drums like djembes and other african percussion types, and on a couple tunes, their drummer (a black guy who speak french with a jamaican accent lol) pipes up, which I always get a kick out of

    Amazone


    Étrange & Anda


    Rouge


    * * * * *

    "Mes Aieux" has one song i enjoy, which is here. It's also a folky style of music. Personally, I found the rest of their stuff immensely cheesy, but I have a soft spot for this one.

    Dégenérations


    * * * * *

    "Les Trois Accordes" is a silly band from Drummondville Quebec. on reviewing their music, they're kind of like Blink 182, but without the dirty jokes or sexual references.

    Saskatchewan

    Hawaiienne
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    Native American

    Well, to be honest, I don't know too much about Native American music, but I'll share what I do.

    the Red Bull Singers (they were around before the drink) have made quite a name for themselves on the pow-wow trail. Here are a couple of their songs

    darling don't cry


    and a more traditional song

    crow hop


    * * * * *

    The Black Lodge Singers have also made a name for themselves, partly for funny little songs or song rewrites in the native style. Here's a couple of their songs

    ask your mom for fifty cents


    mighty mouse


    * * * * *

    Nikamok is a cree duet, but I can't find any of their music on youtube

    their myspace is here: http://www.myspace.com/nikamok

    check out Waniska, especially. Apparently, my grandfather used to sing this to my mom on occasion in the morning to wake her up. It translates into "Wake up, the sun is already shining / the birds are already singing / the land is beautiful" although I may have mixed up this that or the other.

    * * * * *

    Hahaha, I almost forgot about Kashtin! Oh fuck, my mom would kill me for that. Kashtin is an Innu band who got a little limelight back in the early '90s and released 2 albums that got reasonable success, especially in the native community. They managed to get on MTV for a bit, and the sales were pretty large for a couple of Natives. It's also surprising considering they only wrote songs in their native language.

    Tshinanu

    E Uassiuian

    Akua Tuta


    Also, don't ask me how to pronounce any of these names, i have no fucking clue.

    * * * * *

    Believe it or not, Robbie Robertson (of "The Band" fame) is a Native American, and also released an album called "Music for the Native Americans." there were a couple really good songs on there, two which were traditional that I really enjoy, and two that are more in Robertson's style of music, but still completely about Native Americans.

    ghost dance

    Mahk Jchi

    Ancestor's Song


    * * * * *

    and this one was just a nice find as I was going around youtube looking for copies of the Native Music I knew

    flag and victory song


    also lol i heard this one and my bowels loosened a little bit

    victory song


    PS - thanks for posting this thread - searching for this music sent me way back down memory lane, back when we would travel around going to pow wows and listening to this music on our trips.
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    Françoise Hardy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benzss View Post
    I assume you've got some Air, Daft Punk and Justice.

    I'm a particularly big fan of Nouvelle Vague too. But I'm not sure if any of these bands are particularly 'french'. I mean they're not cuntish at all.
    I do have them and they are all ranked highly in my collection. I love all of those. Thank you for affirming that I love the music you love.

    Edit: coq I will read that shit when I am more able to sit down and read.

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    I second Justice, Uffie is a decent french(born American though...) rap/electronica artist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vengeful Scars View Post
    I second Justice, Uffie is a decent french(born American though...) rap/electronica artist.
    On a side note, Uffie is surprisingly vulgar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coqauvin View Post
    * * * * *

    Believe it or not, Robbie Robertson (of "The Band" fame) is a Native American, and also released an album called "Music for the Native Americans." there were a couple really good songs on there, two which were traditional that I really enjoy, and two that are more in Robertson's style of music, but still completely about Native Americans.

    ghost dance




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    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! My god this brought back memories. My father used to listen to this all the time. I am so thankful that you let me find this again. Ever since he died I've tried collecting music of his and just listening to to stuff he listened to. The memories you have just provided are endless. MY GOD THANK YOU!

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    Quote Originally Posted by piranhas View Post
    Give http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon_Circus a listen. I had a chance to see them last year at Festival International de Louisiane (which is a great world music fest that everyone needs to see at least once.)
    I'm at festival international de louisiane now and am listening to Malajube, some French Canadian band. Not bad even if I have no idea what they are saying.

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    holy shit i didn't mention malajube? i'm fucking stupid

    listen to: casse-cou, montreal -40C, le crabe, fuck actually listen to the entire trompe l'oeil album - with the exception of 2 songs IMO it is entirely genius

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    Today I'm going to watch Bombes 2 Bal (France), Rupa and the April Fishes (India/France/US), Orange Blossom (France), and Dengue Fever (Cambodia/US). Should be a good day.

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