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Mellow Foreign Music?

Asked by arnbev959 (10893points) May 16th, 2008

I’m looking for some kind of mellow music in a language that isn’t English or Spanish.

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scamp's avatar

Try Enya. She is really mellow, and she does alot of celtic music.

benjamin6's avatar

try some hindi music—not the upbeat dance music, but the old school stuff.

felipelavinz's avatar

How mellow? Like in chill-out, classical, post-rock, pop, new age, indie… ?

Anyway, I would recommend Sigur Rós, they’re from Iceland, and their vocalist sings in a made-up language they call “vonlenska”...

I personally think that ”( )” (their 2002 album) is beautiful, “Takk…” (2005) is very good too and somewhat easier to listen… last year they released Hvarf-Heim, a double recopilatory album with studio and live tracks.

wildflower's avatar

Check out Eivør Pálsdóttir She has a magnificent voice, sings in Faroese, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish and English and her music is available on iTunes.

thetmle's avatar

Angelique Kidjo (sp?) is really good.

unacornea's avatar

i love the album “endless vision” by Hossein Alizadeh & Djivan Gasparyan – it’s an armenian and iranian collaboration, a recording of a live concert and it is so beautiful

unacornea's avatar

i also really love selda bagcan, she is turkish, i wouldn’t exactly call her music mellow, but she has some stuff that’s more folky, some that’s more psych-rock, and some that’s more traditional. same with erkin koray, another turkish singer.

thetmle's avatar

Also, check out the Cafe del Mar series…lots of good stuff in there too!

El_Cadejo's avatar

as felipelavinz said Sigur Ros. They are amazing.

The theme song from an anime called Elfen Lied is in latin theres just something ive always liked about it. I cant understand a word of it but i think its beautiful.

JonnyCeltics's avatar

Sigur Ros, as mentioned before. Also, Royksopp. They are INCREDIBLE!

littlewesternwoman's avatar

Rabih Abu Khalil (especially the CD “Nafas”); any oud music (an oud is an Arabic lute); Jan Garbarek in any of his permutations (+ Norwegian folk music; with the Hillyard ensemble doing Gregorian chants; with Anouar Barhem and Zakir Hussein).

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