Music in Romanian?
Can anyone recommend some good music in Romanian? Music is frequently a very useful resource in language learning. Thanks!
I have no idea how to approach this, so I'll just throw in a bunch of stuff:
Maria Tănase - Cine iubește și lasă - a very popular song, which I think is best described as a chilling love curse.
Phoenix - În umbra marelui urs - a folk/rock ballad with strong anti-communism themes.
Cargo - Dacă ploaia s-ar opri - possibly the best-known Romanian power-ballad.
Trooper - Strigăt - metal
R.A.C.L.A. - Rime de bine - hip-hop
Adrian Minune - Jumătate tu, jumătate eu - this belongs to a Romanian music genre called "manele", which is very controversial, but I think it would be very unfair to not include it.
Șuie paparude - Pentru inimi - electro
Haha, I immediately came here and started searching for Dragostea Din Tei or Despre Tine. :D
There is a band called Iris that sings some Romanian songs. I am only familiar with them because they covered (well) a song called Lady in Black by Uriah Heep.
Incidentally, my favorite rendition of Deșteaptă-te, române! is not one sung by a choir, but screamed by a crowd at a Euro 2016 game against Switzerland. It starts at 2 minutes, 20 seconds - I actually had that embedded in the URL but Duolingo helpfully erases "ampersand-t" :P
Oh my gosh I love the Romanian national anthem! I discovered it like a month ago, and It's os cool and minor sounding!
I know there is a Romanian singer called Costi Ioniță. And also there is a Rock band called Luna Amară. I like their songs: Somn and Asfalt. Another good band is Alternosfera (they are Moldovan).
I would like to add that Negură Bunget can be intimidating, as they use a lot of archaisms and regionalisms in their songs, to the extent that the average native speaker would find it difficult to fully understand the lyrics.
So don't be confused if it still sounds alien, even after learning Romanian at a conversational level.
Holograf. It's 80s rock band & pretty cool. Still active btw. https://youtu.be/1bApvdDWUio Sarmalele Reci, Travka & Vama are my other favourites. There's also an old & I believe quite popular band called Vama Veche (not really my thing). Subcarpati is a good one, if you are into hip-hop (also not my thing).
Glad you did! Since you are a pianist I think you probably know Johnny Raducanu, the father of Romanian Jazz. If not, give him a listen https://youtu.be/dcaWo9LX2Wk?list=PL7F994336EB92BC08 ; https://youtu.be/GK9jGP5nqqE
I love the the song by INNA- Cum ar fi It sounds so sweet and beautiful. Irina Rimes- Iubirea noastra muta and Da Ce Tu Is amazing too. Also if anybody is interested in Romanian Pop Songs Check out Cat Music, Roton Music, MediaProMusic,Famous Production on Youtube. They all have really good songs. Especially their Popular Uploads One more suggestion: Nicole Cherry- Cuvintele Tale ( It has English,Romanian and Italian Subs) Hope this helped! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw-VjHDlEOgt5go1RtUTSATjRiVi0xBFI Playlist of New Romanian Music
I Playlist of New Romanian Music https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw-VjHDlEOgt5go1RtUTSATjRiVi0xBFI
Carla's Dreams - P.O.H.U.I, imperfect, Acele, Sub pielea mea and many more https://www.youtube.com/user/CarlasDreamOfficial. He's from Moldova and has the specific accent :)
Haha, I need to share this story, because it put a big smile on my face!
I've been attracted to Romanian language fairly recently. And since I have a very good memory regarding sounds, I've concluded that one of the songs that my dad was listening to something like 10 years ago could have been Romanian. I couldn't know for sure. I didn't have a clue about Romanian language then and I didn't hear the song recently. I had no idea about title, band or lyrics. I could just recall the melody and the sound of the language which appeared to be suspiciously Romanian-like.
Now I've encountered this by accident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auya6wx9cPE YES! It was this song! It actually was Romanian! I can now enjoy bringing back memories and listening to my favourite language at once!
These are some songs that I like:
Vița de vie - Luna și noi (folk pop)
Alexandrina - După pod (dramatic & dark pop)
Maria Tănase - Până când nu te iubeam (legendary diva!!)
Aura Urziceanu - Nu-mi cere să cînt (groovy jazz from the 60's)
Aria Urbana - Atacul Metaforei (trip hop)
Butterflies In My Stomach - Tricoul (smoky & slow jazz)
Along with Luna Amară, Vama Veche is a good band to look out for. ;)
Hello. Try maybe Holograf.Ștefan Bănică. Voltaj. Smiley. I am sure you will find someone among those ones.
I you are into hard rock and metal stuff i would recommend An Theos and Bucovina.
I'm 2 years late to this conversation :))) but might I suggest listening to the following:
- LOLLIPOPS (MOLDOVA): https://www.youtube.com/user/LollipopsMD
- PICATURI MUZICALE (MOLDOVA): https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=picaturi+muzicale
- DJ PROJECT: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dj+project
- ELLIE WHITE (FORMERLY OF DJ PROJECT): https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ellie+white
- ANDREEA BALAN: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=andreea+balan
- CLEOPATRA STRATAN (WORLD RECORD HOLDER): https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cleopatra+stratan
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! :-)