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ThatWhiteDude

Your favourite foreign artists? (NOT ENGLISH SPEAKING)

My Aunts husband is turkish and so we grew up knowing german and turkish culture. So when there were partys we'd listen to a lot of turkish music, but this guy was played very often and he became one of my favourite artists, not only because of the music, he was also the first turkish artist to wear make up and earrings, he breaks the gender barriers and that is what makes him so interesting to me. He also has some english lyrics:

What are your favourite foreign artists? Do you have any?

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Reply #1 posted 05/13/18 7:39pm

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Reply #2 posted 05/13/18 8:59pm

TrivialPursuit

If you mean music outside the U.S. (because Prince is foreign to people in Ireland or Germany or Australia, etc):

I love Tarkan. "Just Like That", "Bounce", "Start The Fire", "Mine". I love that shit.

Confection is an Aussie duo that who have a deep love of Prince. They use the same keyboards and instruments that Prince & The Time used to make pop/soul music. They're so good. They throw in the occasional cover too (no Prince so far). Private Conversations is fun, but I really love their self-titled 2007 album. They remind me of Chromeo, but with more of a MPLS slant. Although when you listen to the 2007 album, you'll hear so much good 80s R&B type stuff, including later 80s R&B (like Lisa Lisa, Full Force, etc). It's new but familiar.

Sneaky Sound System is another down under band whose pop sensibilities I've enjoyed greatly. They have a strong 80's synth vibe to their music.


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Reply #3 posted 05/14/18 7:55am

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My favourite foreign artist? Well, Prince. I'm in Britain and he's an American artist so that's foreign from where I stand.

But perhaps instead you mean favourite foreign language artist (ie those recording in a language other than English)?

If so then I'll answer Kraftwerk. I know that several of their albums and singles were released both in English and German but the German language versions sound very cool.

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Prince
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Reply #5 posted 05/14/18 9:31am

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Prince!

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Reply #6 posted 05/14/18 12:18pm

namepeace

As an American, of course I'm going to forget so many, but my top 5 as of today would go something like this:

The Police
Bob Marley
Jamiroquai
Hiatus Kaiyote
Jazzanova

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Reply #7 posted 05/14/18 2:03pm

ThatWhiteDude

So I thought I had to clear this one up, I meant artists who don't sing english lyrics. Sorry I should've made this clear in the beginning but I fixed it in the title. lol

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Reply #8 posted 05/14/18 2:05pm

ThatWhiteDude

TrivialPursuit said:

If you mean music outside the U.S. (because Prince is foreign to people in Ireland or Germany or Australia, etc):

I love Tarkan. "Just Like That", "Bounce", "Start The Fire", "Mine". I love that shit.

Confection is an Aussie duo that who have a deep love of Prince. They use the same keyboards and instruments that Prince & The Time used to make pop/soul music. They're so good. They throw in the occasional cover too (no Prince so far). Private Conversations is fun, but I really love their self-titled 2007 album. They remind me of Chromeo, but with more of a MPLS slant. Although when you listen to the 2007 album, you'll hear so much good 80s R&B type stuff, including later 80s R&B (like Lisa Lisa, Full Force, etc). It's new but familiar.

Sneaky Sound System is another down under band whose pop sensibilities I've enjoyed greatly. They have a strong 80's synth vibe to their music.


I never heard of Confection, but they sound interesting from what you wrote here.

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Reply #9 posted 05/14/18 11:12pm

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I love all the following artists very dearly:

Serge Gainsbourg

Xmal Deutschland

Aterciopelados

Pizzicato Five

La Femme

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Reply #10 posted 05/14/18 11:14pm

LightOfArt

Another Turkish singer/songwriter. As prolofic as Prince probably in terms of amount of material she has written for herself and others in 40+ years.

And this one always starts the party:

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Reply #11 posted 05/14/18 11:22pm

LightOfArt

Also love the Lebanese songstress Fairouz

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Reply #12 posted 05/15/18 3:56am

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I've just gone with artists who don't perform primarily in English:

Chage & Aska

Eivør Pálsdóttir

Akina Nakamori

Lil Wayne

Faun

Ofra Haza

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music Don't wanna be an American idiot music
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Reply #13 posted 05/15/18 4:32am

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spacedolphin said:

I've just gone with artists who don't perform primarily in English:

Chage & Aska

Eivør Pálsdóttir

Akina Nakamori

Lil Wayne

Faun

Ofra Haza

f(x)

Me too! highfive

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Reply #14 posted 05/15/18 4:34am

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- Ofra Haza

- Bebe

- Shakira (she sings in English from time to time though)

- Fakné

- Čokovoko

- Gipsy.cz

- M.I.A. (does she count if she's a Sri Lankan refugee?)

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Reply #15 posted 05/15/18 6:21am

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Les Nubians which is in French




Kaya which is in creole.


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Reply #16 posted 05/15/18 6:44am

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Sigur Ros which is in Icelandic or Vonlenska


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Reply #17 posted 05/15/18 9:05am

namepeace

The Gilbertos -- Joao, Astrud, Bebel -- come to mind.

So do Les Nubians.

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Reply #18 posted 05/15/18 8:57pm

RJOrion

most southern (Atlanta/Memphis/Florida) rappers need subtitles and translators...that should count

Future

Blac Youngsta

Young Thug

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Reply #19 posted 05/15/18 9:07pm

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LightOfArt said:

Also love the Lebanese songstress Fairouz

Misstress of the morning. Love Lady Fairuz nod

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Reply #20 posted 05/15/18 9:32pm

MickyDolenz

Mediæval Bæbes (well they sing in ancient languages razz Sort of the kind of music you'd hear at a Renaissance Faire)

La Santa Cecilia

Oumou Sangaré

Astrud Gilberto

Falco (has songs in German)

Jose Feliciano (sings in Spanish & English)

Gloria Estefan (same as Jose)

India (aka La India)

Joyce (Moreno)

Quarteto Em Cy

Celia Cruz

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Reply #21 posted 05/16/18 8:14am

namepeace

RJOrion said:

most southern (Atlanta/Memphis/Florida) rappers need subtitles and translators...that should count


I'm from the South, falloff but you're right.

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Reply #22 posted 05/17/18 5:18pm

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Fangoria

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Reply #23 posted 05/18/18 6:48pm

Germanegro

Cesaria Evora (R.I.P.)

Los Amigos Invisibles (living in USA but Columbian)

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Reply #24 posted 05/18/18 8:13pm

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1) Caetano Veloso (brasilian)

2) Manuel Medrano (Colombian)

3) Leslie Grace (born in US but in Latin market)

4) Clueso (german)

5) Tim Bendzko (German)

6) Camille (french)

7) Carla Morrison (Mexicana)

8) Rita Indiana (Dominicana)

9) Lenine (brasilian)

10) Marisa Monte (brasilian)

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Reply #25 posted 05/19/18 5:06am

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MickyDolenz said:

Mediæval Bæbes (well they sing in ancient languages razz Sort of the kind of music you'd hear at a Renaissance Faire)


La Santa Cecilia


Oumou Sangaré


Astrud Gilberto


Falco (has songs in German)


Jose Feliciano (sings in Spanish & English)


Gloria Estefan (same as Jose)


India (aka La India)


Joyce (Moreno)


Quarteto Em Cy


Celia Cruz


Gerardo





Falco sings in "Viennese German" - slight, but Main difference.
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Reply #26 posted 05/19/18 5:17am

mill8

Falco (Songs in german and Viennese German)
Françoise Hardy
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