Pata Pata
"Pata Pata" is a song by South African singer Miriam Makeba. "Pata Pata" was written by fellow southern African artist Dorothy Masuka and first released by Makeba in 1957 when she still lived in South...
Oleanna (song)
Oleanna (Oleana) is a Norwegian folk song that was translated into English and popularized by former Weavers member Pete Seeger. The song is a critique of Ole Bull's vision of a perfect society in Ame...
Bastet (song)
Gedida (new in Arabic) is the third album by Belgian singer Natacha Atlas. It was released by Mantra Records on March 9, 1999. In the Middle East the album was released under the title Guzouri with an...
Chauffeur Blues
"Chauffeur Blues" is a song originally performed by Memphis Minnie as "Me and My Chauffeur Blues" and subsequently covered by many other artists. It was originally recorded in 1941 and credited to Mem...
Gaisu e Tabdar Ko
Gaisu e Tabdar Ko is a Urdu ghazal written by noted Urdu poet, Muhammad Iqbal. It is the third Ghazal in the Ghazals part of 'Baal-e-Jibriel', a book of poetry by Dr. Muhammad Iqbal.Gaisuay Tabdar Ko ...
It's a Man's Man's Man's World
"It's a Man's Man's Man's World" is a song by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome. Brown recorded it on February 16, 1966 in a New York studio and released it as a single later that year. It reached No...
Serbi Serbi
"Serbi Serbi'" is a single from Khaled's album N'ssi N'ssi. "Serbi Serbi" means "Pour me, pour me" in Khaled's native Arabic dialect.
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight", also known as "Wimba Way" or "Awimbawe" or "Wimoweh", is a song originally written and recorded by Solomon Linda with the Evening Birds for the South African Gallo Record Co...
Mere Bane Ki Baat Na Pucho
Mere Bane Ki Baat Na Pucho is a Qawwali song. Qawwali is a form of traditional Sufi devotional music popular in South Asia, and this particular song is performed in Qawwali concerts, sometimes as a s...
One Brief Moment
"One Brief Moment" is an ethnic electronica song performed by Belgian singer Natacha Atlas. The song was written by Atlas and David Arnold and produced by Arnold for the Atlas' third album Gedida (199...
Kal Chaudhvin Ki Raat Thi
Kal Chaudhvin Ki Raat Thi is a popular ghazal from the movie Khamoshi. It was originally sung by Jagjit Singh but the version by Ghulam Ali , Asad Amanat Ali and Abida Parveen is also popular. It is w...
I Shall Be Released
"I Shall Be Released" is a 1967 song written by Bob Dylan.The Band recorded the first officially-released version of the song for their 1968 debut album, Music from Big Pink, with Richard Manuel singi...
Bésame Mucho
"Bésame Mucho" (Kiss me a lot) is a song written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez.It is one of the most famous boleros, and was recognized in 1999 as the most sung and recorded Mexican...
Ranjish Hi Sahi
Ranjish Hi Sahi is a popular Urdu ghazal. It was popularised by Iqbal Bano and popular with the renditions, sung by Mehdi Hassan. It is written by the Ahmed Faraz.
Chupke Chupke Raat Din
Chupke Chupke Raat Din is a popular ghazal written by Maulana Hasrat Mohani. The music composition is based on Raga Kaafi. It is a classical Urdu poem that represents the culture of India during Mugha...
Dub Yalil
"Dub Yalil" is a world music song performed by Belgian singer Natacha Atlas. The melody and additional lyrics (the words to the "Adhan" - or Islamic call to prayer - are used in the first half of the ...
Allah Hoo
Allah Hoo (Allah hu) is a traditional Sufi chant (Dhikr)consisting of the word for God (Arabic: الله‎ Allāh) run together three times, followed by Truth (Haqq):itself repeated three times over. ...
Sade Vehre Aya Kar
Sade Vehre Aya Kar is a Punjabi Sufi song written by noted Punjabi poet, Baba Bulleh Shah. It garnered exceptional fame when Abida Parveen rendered it in her voice. This song is featured in many of h...
Chhaap Tilak Sab Chheeni
Chhaap Tilak Sab Chheeni (Hindi: छाप तिलक सब छीनी) (Urdu: چھاپ تلک سب چھینی ) is a Qawwali song composed by Amir Khusro, a 14th-century Indian mystic. It is written in popular country tongue, Braj Bha...
Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika
"Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" ("Lord Bless Africa" in Xhosa), was originally composed as a hymn in 1897 by Enoch Sontonga, a Xhosa clergyman at a Methodist mission school near Johannesburg. The song became...
I Put a Spell on You
"I Put a Spell on You" is a 1956 song written by Jay Hawkins, whose recording was selected as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. It was also ranked No. 313 on...
Bwatue
"Bwatue" is a song by Phil Ochs, a U.S. singer-songwriter best known for the protest songs he wrote in the 1960s. He co-wrote the song with two African musicians named Dijiba and Bukasa. "Bwatue" was ...
Didi (song)
"Didi" is a Raï song, written and performed by Algerian artist Khaled, released in 1992. The song was the lead single from the singer's eponymous album Khaled. "Didi" peaked at number nine in the Fren...