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Old 02-19-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Just to say Kuduro music is from Angola.
Cool! Thanks for letting us know that.

Did this song register any pulse at all in the UK?
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Cool! Thanks for letting us know that.

Did this song register any pulse at all in the UK?
No not in the slightest but first time i've heard the song and I like that!
This sort of music is popular in some caribbean islands as well as Latin America.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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No not in the slightest but first time i've heard the song and I like that!
This sort of music is popular in some caribbean islands as well as Latin America.
It's been on the radio for at least a year here, but I was reminded of this thread yesterday when two children danced to it at a talent show at my kids' school. Everyone knows it as "oy-yoy-yoy" here.

Then I looked it up on the Net and it does not appear to have been released or charted in Canada (except Quebec as I mentioned) or the U.S., but was a big hit in several European countries it appears.

Something funny I have experienced on a few occasions abroad in mixed (nationality) company is that a particular song will come on, and all the Latinos will recognize it and get up and dance, and then the people from Quebec get up and dance with them and sing along with the words!
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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It's been on the radio for at least a year here, but I was reminded of this thread yesterday when two children danced to it at a talent show at my kids' school. Everyone knows it as "oy-yoy-yoy" here.

Then I looked it up on the Net and it does not appear to have been released or charted in Canada (except Quebec as I mentioned) or the U.S., but was a big hit in several European countries it appears.

Something funny I have experienced on a few occasions abroad in mixed (nationality) company is that a particular song will come on, and all the Latinos will recognize it and get up and dance, and then the people from Quebec get up and dance with them and sing along with the words!
It was a really big hit in France a couple of years ago. I have hear that it was also in other northern European countries like Sweeden or Denmark.

One year after Don Omar made a Spanish/Portuguese version of the song and it was also a big hit all around continental Europe.

Don Omar - Danza Kuduro ft. Lucenzo - YouTube
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Caribbean
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Vem Dancar Kuduro is known by plenty in the states. For awhile, you would hear that it EVERY zumba class! Especially the version is with Don Omar.

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Just to say Kuduro music is from Angola.
Yep, sure is!
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Vem Dancar Kuduro is known by plenty in the states. For awhile, you would hear that it EVERY zumba class! Especially the version is with Don Omar.



I am sure there are as there are 300 million diverse people in the U.S. I think it reached around 85 on the mainstream chart, so it's more of a niche hit in certain groups than a mainstream hit song.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Well, here is some samples in Finnish language.
First Chisu, lovely singer and song writter.
Song name is "Tie" ("Road"...What happens on road, stays on road)

Chisu ja Kiira Korpi: Tie. Plan Jäägaala 2012 - YouTube
In fact, I am so great fan of Chisu that here is one more from her...Song neme is "Kolmas pyora"("Third wheel")

Chisu ja Henna Lindholm & Ossi Kanervo: Kolmas pyörä. Plan Jäägaala 2012 - YouTube
Jenni Vartianen, her star is shining bright on local music markets...

Jenni Vartiainen - Eikö kukaan voi meitä pelastaa? (Official Music Video) - YouTube
Haloo Helsinki, going up...

Haloo Helsinki! - Jos mun pokka pettää (official video) - YouTube
Lauri Tahka & Elonkorjuu, after many years band is still running strong but leading singer has changed.

Lauri Tähkä & Elonkerjuu - Kylkeen kyhnytä - YouTube
And last one...This is song that has been on top around 45 years.
"Paratiisi" ("Paradise"), its summer-song and when this cames from radio, you know that summer is here...
Presented here by Ville valo (HIM) and the Agents.

Ville Valo & The Agents - Paratiisi - YouTube
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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Music in a lot of other languages should also be very popular, successful, and high quality, definitely not just English from UK, USA, Canada, and Australia. I see that being true in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Chinese, Hindi Indian, Thai, Korean, and Japanese.

I listen to mostly Rock n Roll, and Electronic/Trance in English and I listened to plenty of good, impressive, pleasant, music in a lot of those other languages too.

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Old 02-23-2013, 03:27 PM
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You really have to find music in other languages on your own. One can't reasonably expect one country's radio station to play a different country's music that often, if ever. I did hear that Sirius XM has quite a few international stations though...otherwise, you will have to find foreign songs on youtube.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Windows Media Player is a well-kept secret. Search for it in your Start Button (All Programs), select Windows Media Player, then Media Guide, then Internet Radio. Expand the menu and click International genre.

Even then, it's a pretty lousy selection, but some genres are well represented. Nothing from China at all.

It is daunting to try to save your selections (some sources insist that it is possible). But once you find a station you like, you can go to its website and link a bookmark to its online streaming. Almost everything else yu might click on in Windows Media Player fails to do anything at all except clutter your screen. But the Internet Radio actually works.

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