Music and Verse in ‘Edinburgh’s Other Languages’

As we all know Edinburgh is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. Receiving people from all around the world it’s not unusual to hear many different tongues in its streets. So why not celebrate a performance with the city’s artist in languages from across the world?


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‘HamJambo’ is a Swahili greeting to everybody, and also an invitation to share some of the sounds that help
‘Welcome to Edinburgh’ feel so much like ‘Welcome Home’.

This performances took place on Wednesday the 8th of April in the Area C Coffee House. People could enjoy music
and verse in…

Wolof (Senegal), French and Portuguese Creole – Sylvain Ayite

Sylvain can bring us so much new experience. He sings in three languages with such showmanship and warmth.

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Italian – Elyssa Vulpes

A formidable songwriter with a fantastic sense of theatre. You get a good idea of what Elyssa is singing about even without understanding a single word of this expressive language.

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Spanish – Chesko Gonzalez

So many familiar and cherished styles of music have Spanish roots, and Chesko brings all the energy of a true celebration. If you want to know more about him, check out his website here.

Gaelic – Sam Gillespie

We couldn’t go past this event without exploring this native Scottish tongue. Still understood by well over 50,000 Scots, Gaelic has found a passionate promoter in songwriter and storyteller Sam Gillespie. If you want to know more about him, check out his website here.

Russian – Valeria Efremova

Valeria (AKA Leera) shows off the expressive and dramatic potential of the Russian language with her punchy original songs.

We may live on an island, but we don’t have to be stranded.

If you are interested in getting involved next time e-mail

Autor: Andrea Vega Redondo

Profesional de medios audiovisuales afrontando nuevos retos en Escocia

Audiovisual media professional facing new challenges in Scotland.

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