Community Music Challenge/Party: share some Rock Music in your native language!

in music •  2 months ago

I had to dig deep for this one (no, not really, Google and adding Steemit in the keywords is a match made in heaven) since it's almost 9 months ago that I did a music challenge on Steem. I had so much fun and always promised to do it regularly. Well, regularly didn't happen, but I DID decide to do another run!*

What are you talking about?


Nine months ago I asked Steemians to share music in their mother tongue other than English. On Steem English dominates for obvious reasons but the diversity of languages we have on Steem is something beautiful and something that also hides a lot of cultural nuances (treasures!) in our community.

What better way to celebrate this than through language and music?

You can read about the original music challenge here, and listen to the music I collected through that challenge here, but this time I want it to be a little more focused, narrowing the types of music shared down.

Why?

As you will be able to hear through the Steem World Playlist I made the music is kind of all over the place so although I enjoy going back to it to play a few songs I really really liked, it's not an easy/pleasant list to listen to. A pleasant playlist comes from having one genre and enjoying a sample of what that genre has to offer.

So I'm just trying something here, which means this is my new music challenge for Steem:

Share a song in your native language (other than English) that falls under the category 'Rock Music'.

Yes, I know this is a broad category still, look at Wiki how many sub-genres fall under Rock, but I want to narrow it down on the one hand and not make it too hard at the same time. If I learn from this experiment that Rock is too broad of a genre I can choose a more specific sub-genre next time. Also: as music is very cultural and maybe 'rock' didn't really reach your country as a genre please feel free to widen the search a bit. Often some (electric) guitars are involved in rock, and if you're in doubt read about Rock music on the Wiki.

How to join the Music Challenge


  • Pick a favourite Rock Song from your native language
  • Find it on Youtube (preferred as I'll be adding it to a Youtube playlist later)/Soundcloud/Spotify or any other 'open' music service and share the link in the comments, maybe even with some background story why you like it so much - and share the link in the comments

Of course: Write a blog about your piece of music if you want, last time people did this without me asking for it, but reading those blogs was loads of fun!

And don't forget to listen to some other music in the comments :D


I'll kick this challenge off with some Dutch shares:


Racoon is a Dutch band that has some amazing songs in English, but decided to go back to Dutch singing at some point in their career. This is a gorgeous song, but soft rockish, basically a guitar and a voice :-)

Bløf is my favourite Dutch band and mostly sings in Dutch as well. I don't know why I picked this particular song just now, maybe because it's more rockish than some of their more recent music. It's maybe less pleasant to listen to than Racoon if you don't understand Dutch, I feel Racoon is a 'safer' bet to share with non-Dutchies, but I just wanted to include one of my favs anyway :-)


I got a lot of engagement last time, and I hope to see some amazing entries again this time! I was delighted by some of the songs I heard which I sometimes still listen to - so I'm excited to see what you guys come up with this time :D Cheers!


From the last challenge we got all these languages involved: Afrikaans, Cantonese, Chinese/Mandarin, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Flemish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Irish, Philipino, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Slovak, Thai, Ukrainian. Here's a look-back on how it all happened:

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Wow @nokodemion, this is a pretty impressive song - even though I don't understand a word, you can feel there's a lot being said - and the clip is absolutely beautiful. Is Hebrew your native tongue?

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Yes, and the song is, Kabbalistic rap, based on Sefer Yetzirah, the book of formation (creation).

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Impressive - thanks for sharing! Very surprising entry :D (I thought Dutch was your first language :'))

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Nope, 20+ jaar nederland (werk gerelateerd) pendel op en neer.

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Learned something new about you today :-)

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This is a really catchy one, I like it!

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I regret not knowing at least a tiny bit of Hebrew.

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Wow, absolutely amazing and captivating song and clip.
I could not resist watching it twice in a row.

I love this challenge! Awesome idea :) I cannot wait to listen along what shows up in the comments here :)

Let me contribute too. This is one of the most popular Czech rock bands called "Kabát" (meaning "The Coat") and one of their most popular songs called "Šaman" (meaning "The Shaman") and it is about an old, respected shaman who likes to chew coca leaves :D Enjoy!

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Nice! That's proper rock you're sharing here :D Awesome! I love the idea of the old Shaman chewing Coca leaves, must be fun lyrics to listen to :D

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Yeah :D Their lyrics are not very intelligent or meaningful in general but people love the band anyway as they play this nice old school proper rock ;)

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No need for intelligence, you know, everywhere :P

Let's go for some music in French. Not really rock, but I couldn't resist promoting my son and his girlfriend 😛

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Wow! Only found time to listen to it now, but that is really cool!!! Didn't know you had such artists in your family :D Awesome. Her voice is nice and deep - really like it :-)

I'll forgive you this illegal entry :P

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Thank you for your feedback. I will pass it to them.

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Is that your son and his girlfriend!! Der, you just siad - but this is amazing!! Love it!

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Thank you @riverflows. I will pass your kind words.

What? No Finnish there in the previous round? This injustice must be corrected immediately!

There's so many good Finnish rock songs (could make a post of those), but I'll give you couple of my favs here.

The song title is "You are beautiful" (you as in plural). I feel this song is an encouragement for people who feel bad about themselves. That everyone has beauty inside of them that just needs to be unshackled. Gosh, this gets me emotional.


"Swansong". It doesn't really tell about swans per se, but I think it refers to an old belief where a swan is thought to be singing the most beautifully just before dying, so that kinda sets the tone for this song. An absolute classic and a sad, powerful song – it seems we're really good with those :)

This is cool challenge to be coming back and with rock music this time.

We have many rock bands in the Philippines but I would like to pick something old but gold by Sampaguita who had this hit single in 1987. They may not so fond of MTVs during those days as I can't find a real MTV of the song but it certainly has its calibre.

The song title "Nosi Balasi" is the reversed when read backwards of the phrase "Sino ba sila?" which means "Who are they?" If we read between the lines and listen further to message of the song, the question is basically "who are they to say..." The song is a word of wisdom that is saying know when to give or when to not give a damn with what people say.

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Thank you so much for the son @macoolette! It's really nice - I love the word play :D And a great message as well. Thanks for joining! <3

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You're welcome @soyrosa. Though it was a bit challenging to pick what is best, it was fun for me digging up and reliving our original Pilipino music specially old but gold like this one. 😊

Hello there. I decided to make a post about it:

https://steemit.com/rock/@trincowski/a-trip-down-to-memory-lane-old-portuguese-rock-songs

Enjoy! 😃

yeeees a Music challenge, it has been a while and it seems like challenges are losing space on Steemit :) My entry is a song of one of the Holland's finest. De Dijk. This song isn't that rocky, but it is a awesome song which I love very much !!

Groot hart, a song which moves me of melancholy, the voice of Huub van der Lubbe, the melody....everything fits right in.. For me he is the Dutch Joe Cocker

Thanks

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Ha! Thanks for sharing @verhp11 - I really don't know much Dutch music so it's appreciated! Made a post with all songs so far today :D Cheers!

some call it Scouse and that's just the way I'm keeping it 🤣

If you can understand this rap (I know you said rock, but I'm a natural born rule breaker) song about Scouse (Liverpool) slang I'll be very surprised Rosa.... This is my native language! 😉

https://youtu.be/7v5v6BdeaDQ

P.s. I'm going to write a funny blog about the intricacies of Scouse slang and why I love this tune tomorrow 👍

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Thanks for this - it was fun :D

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Ha ha, no worries. I knew I was breaking the rules.... but I just thought that rap was pure silliness, plus the amount of slang words we've got in Liverpool is nearly a whole different language 😉😂

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I haven't had time to look at this, @soyrosa. I think it's a great idea. I hope I can enjoy that playlist and I'll think about what I can share around here in Spanish which is my mother tongue. Successes for this initiative and a hug for you.

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We didn't have any Spanish entries yet so I would love to hear one! :-)

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Hello, my dear @soyrosa. I share this rock band in Spanish: Soda Stereo. Enjoy:

A hug for you

The German band „Rammstein“ can‘t be missing here:

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Ha! I agree they belong in any Rock Music List - can't say I love their music, but it is part of our modern Rock Culture - many thanks for the share @thebluewin! :D

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Rammstein is pretty famous worldwide!

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They are very popular in the Czech Republic :) (and in many other parts of Europe, I believe)

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Somehow they found a universal language :D

Greetings, dear, honey and charming ,Soyrosa.

Look, this band calls "Matanza"

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Whoa - real rock :D Thanks for sharing Julio!

I wouldn't miss it for the world! I really loved it the last time and I can't wait to listen the new playlist :)

The funny thing is that as I was scrolling down my feed today, the exact moment that I laid eyes on your post, the radio was playing a song of "Trypes", the ultimate Greek rock band during the 80's and the 90's. The first album I ever bought, the first concert I ever went to, the first rock song I ever sung, it's all them!

As you can see I don't really have a choice!

The song is called "Ερωτευμένοι σχιζοφρενείς" which means "schizophrenics in love" and although you can't tell without understanding the lyrics, it is a love song! It was released in 1987, an era that the word video clip, in Greece, was resembling an exotic fruit!

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this is great, can't understand the lyrics, but they so have the sound of that era!!!! Love it.

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Ohhh this sounds so much like the 80's music I know! Fun to hear it in Greek :D And what a huge coincidence <3 Amazing. Really love your entry @fotostef - Thank you!

Some enthusiastic 'players' from last time: @breadcentric, @svemirac, @alexbiojs, @scienceangel, @livadija (whoa, you shared a song back then I still listen to today!), @jozef230, @woodzi, @bil.prag, @mariannewest, @thekitchenfairy, @verhp11, @foxyspirit, @zyx066, @delishtreats, @livinguktaiwan, @whack.science, @wilhb81, @trucklife-family, @trincowski (I'm still fan of your lovely song shared here!), @waybeyondpadthai, @pechichemena, @macoolette, @karinxxl, @fotostef, @itchyfeetdonica - no pressure but you seemed to like it last time, so feel free to join again! :D Still enjoying most of your shares <3

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Nice. Let me find a new song for you, then. 😎

I would love to, but I have not live in Indonesia since forever, so I dont know any rock bands now. The last rock bands I knew was the ones famous in the 80s-90s 😅

I Googled some and the quality of the old video clips are OLD, not worth to share, darn it

This one has no video clip in fact, just their album cover lol

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Btw @soyrosa, I upload vids of MYSELF singing, daily 🤣🤣🤣🤣 you are MORE THAN welcome to ruin your speakers and ears, should you want to hear more music 🤣 So far, I have 2 Indonesian songs there 🤣

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LOL! Paste one of your favourites of yourself here too @thekitchenfairy! Maybe we can get you famous :D

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Hahahaha - I don't mind old songs with crappy video clips :D This sounds rather pleasant though! I wouldn't think of rock when thinking of Indonesia, so this is super nice to listen to :-)

Does Australian count question mark

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Ehhhhhhh... Let's just do it, curious to see what you've got for us @riverflows :-) I guess Australian music is as much an underdog as non-English music in this world :-)

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AC/DC :D

Right. Let's visit Silesia Region today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silesia

Bread sample:
https://breadcentric.com/2016/12/04/silesian-sourdough-chleb-slaski-na-zakwasie/

In one of the cities, Mysłowice, a band was formed and named itself Myslovitz. Branded Polish Britpop, mocked British copycats.

Let's start with "Chłopcy" ("Boys") about local young guys stuck in grey, mediocre environment and with little chance for improvement and fear of even trying:

Now about love, "Chciałbym umrzeć z miłości" ("I'd like to die from love"):

"Peggy Brown" (also about love and lust):

Silesia region has a complicated history and strong binds with Germany. Interestingly, I've been listening to a lot of German music recently.

Sportfreunde Stiller - "Raus in dem Rausch":

And just to finish, something completely unrelated and old. The Blenders "Mała obawa", a song about lust between two people:

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Silesia
Silesia (; Polish: Śląsk [ɕlɔ̃sk]; Czech: Slezsko; German: Schlesien [ˈʃleːzi̯ən]; Silesian German: Schläsing; Silesian: Ślůnsk [ɕlonsk]; Lower Sorbian: Šlazyńska; Upper Sorbian: Šleska; Latin: Silesia) is a historical region of Central Europe located mostly in Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic and Germany. Its area is about 40,000 km2 (15,444 sq mi), and its population about 8,000,000. Silesia is located along the Oder River. It consists of Lower Silesia and Upper Silesia.

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Ha! Fun music you shared! I loved the first one most - and the German music is fun to listen to as well :D Really like the 'bread sample' too ;-) Hope to visit the region someday, seems like there's a lot to discover over there :-) Thanks a lot for sharing @breadcentric!

I'm American and only really speak English, but to play along, I really like Sigur Rós from Iceland. Their music is so spacious and has powerful crescendos, plus the imagery and landscapes take the experience to a new level. I can't understand a single word, but enjoy interpreting the emotions.

This one has such a cool music video. Basic but powerful!

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Ahhhhhh yes good share although very illegal :') I always hope I meet someone from Iceland on Steem so they can share Icelandic music with me. It's the most magical and calming music I know. Sigur Rós is amazing <3

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I love practicing yoga to Sigur Ros!

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Ohhh GOOD ONE! I can imagine :D Did my first yoga class yesterday! It was Bikram Yoga, quite intense lol and I cried for 15 minutes afterwards, just couldn't stop. Guess I needed that ;-)

Was it nine months ago already? Dang, feeling so old now.

Beyond are the most popular rock band in Hong Kong even though the lead singer died in 1993 when he fell off the stage performing in Japan. They've disbanded now but their songs are still hugely popular. This is one of their greatest about fighting for freedom and dreams and can often be heard at protests such as those happening in Hong Kong in recent weeks.

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I love it, it's tough that so many people need to protest for their freedom in HongKong, but I love that they do have some music to hold on to - it's a pretty powerful tool. Sad to hear he died during performing! Wow! That must have left a shock in certain circles for sure.

I could share a lot of great rock songs that are highly popular but i am selfish so i will share my friends :D
First one is a original and you are shure in the first 1000 people that will hear it :D it is from my mother's side of the language :D

Second is a fun cover of Bajaga (he is one of that weird musicians that are here for 30+ years but no one knows how and why, and everybody knows his songs :) ). It is from my father's side of the language :D

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Nahhh - it's way more fun when you share the music of your friends! :D That second song makes me so happy :D Love love love it! The first song 'broke' after playing it for a few seconds so I'll have to try that again tomorrow, see what happened :-) Thanks for sharing these @bil.prag, real gems :D

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so it is not just dtube crashing youtube does it to :D
I love this two people, and Dunja would be a great thing on steem, but she is not a blogger (rolling my eyes :) Martin if you are reading this don't tell her :D)

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Hahaha - tell her she doesn't have to be a blogger, just a person to come to Steem :P The first song is AWESOME!

Heya @soyrosa, funny that I didn't post about music for once this week like I usually do and then this post comes up by you that makes me post about music. I found something that I think fits the bill.

I also wrote a post about it to explain it a bit. It's not exactly a song I choose to listen to (in fact, now I'm listening to Sigur Ros based on @steemmatt's selection!)

https://steempeak.com/musicmonday/@riverflows/sounds-treaty

This one is also very iconically Australian, sung by an Aboriginal man and adopted by Australians as an anthem. Everytime I hear it I feel homesick even if I'm home.

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Ohhh such great music and a lovely blog to guide it! I can feel the homesickness with that second song - it sounds familiair somehow even though I never heard it before as far as I know and never visited Australia :-) Glad I opened the challenge to Australian music as well ;-)

Here we go! Fun fact about this group: when Iggy Pop had a concert in Croatia and when je he heard them love he was so impressed and told if they were from USA, they would be world famous. I really believe that :) too bad u can't feel da lyrics.

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Ohhh I can't feel the lyrics but I can feel the song! So awesome :D Love the clips as well, has a nice rock feel to it. And there's a sad truth to what Iggy Pop told them - Often times you have to make it in the US to 'make it' :'( It's part of the reason why I create this challenge, we can have a bit of an antidote by sharing our mother tongues - I'd otherwise never hear these songs :-)

I really wanted to post only one song... but you know :D - and you won't get any explanation. :)

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FUN! Both are amazing in their own right. The first raspy and 'bluesy', the second happy and upbeat, lovely detailed shots in that one too. Thanks a lot for sharing, no need for explanation for some music... :D

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Kolja :)
i kinda like his first two albums (think it is 2 :) ) just because his crazy lyrics.

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In general Im not too enthusiastic about out mutual mother tongue musicwise, but this one can always pop by

Frank Boeien Groep-Kronenburger Park

of een gelegenheids Nederlands muziekje
Metallica die vorige week 'Bloed zweet en tranen speelde'

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Haha, yeah, finding good Dutch music is a challenge sometimes - our best artists sing in English anyway :D Thanks for sharing! Can't go wrong with Frank Boeijen <3