‘Tis the season to be jolly #9

‘Tis the season to be jolly #9

[PTX official]

Pentatonix (abbreviated PTX) is an American a cappella group from Arlington, Texas, consisting of vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee.

Characterized by their pop-style arrangements with vocal harmonies, basslines, riffing, percussion and beatboxing, they are widely known for their covers, mostly of modern pop works or Christmas songs, sometimes in the form of medleys, along with original material.          Visit PTX HERE

Fa la la la la, la la la la

Fa la la la la, la la la la

Deck the halls with boughs of holly

Fa la la la la, la la la la (Fa la la la la, la la la la)

‘Tis the season to be jolly

Fa la la la la, la la la la (Fa la la la la, la la la la)

Don we now our gay apparel

Fa la la la la, la la la la (Fa la la la la, la la la la)

Troll the ancient Yuletide carol

Fa la la la la, la la la la

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I pray for your help

I pray for your help

RTL

Nadia Mladjao (born 5 April 1979), better known by her stage name Imany, is a French Afro-soul singer. Her stage name, Imany (Imani) means faith in Swahili 

I pray for your help
I pray for your help
I pray for your help
Not anything else
I pray for your help
Do you hear anything?
I’m standing on my knees
I lack the discipline
It’s not I don’t believe
Show me just anything
I need to feel the dream

But at times
I’m scared
I lift my hair on top of my head
All I want is to surrender
So I can finally rest
I trust my faith
I don’t have anything else
All I want is to surrender
So I can finally rest

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They call it madness

They call it madness

McDonald’s UK

Madness, madness, they call it madness
Madness, madness, they call it madness
It is plain to see, that is what they mean to me
Madness, madness I call it gladness

Cecil Bustamente Campbell OD (24 May 1938 – 8 September 2016), known professionally as Prince Buster, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer. The records he released in the 1960s influenced and shaped the course of Jamaican contemporary music and created a legacy of work that would be drawn upon later by reggae and ska artists. READ MORE

Follow the SUN

Follow the SUN

[Xavier Rudd]

Xavier Rudd (born 29 May 1978) is an Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Several of Rudd’s songs incorporate socially conscious themes, such as spirituality, humanity, environmentalism and the rights of Aboriginal peoples.

Visit Xavier HERE

Follow, follow the sun
And which way the wind blows
When this day is done
Breathe, breathe in the air
Set your intentions
Dream with care
Tomorrow is a new day for everyone,
Brand new moon, brand new sun
So follow, follow the sun,
The direction of the bird,
The direction of love
Breathe, breathe in the air,
Cherish this moment,
Cherish this breath
Tomorrow is a new day for everyone,
Brand new moon, brand new sun
When you feel life coming down on you,
Like a heavy weight
When you feel this crazy society,
Adding to the strain
Take a stroll to the nearest waters
And remember your place
Many moons have risen and fallen long, long before you came
So which way is the wind blowin’,
And what does your heart say?
So follow, follow the sun,
And which way the wind blows
When this day is done

Xavier Rudd
Follow the Sun © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Love can

Love can

 [Shaun Jacobs]

Shaun Jacobs, South African singer and songwriter. Listen to more of  Shaun’s songs here

“Love can”

Love can cross borders and love can break walls
Love can unbind us, love can define us
Love can see through what our eyes can’t undo
Love got me thinking love can do anything

Take my hand

It’s not that we’re lost

We’re just plotting a different course than we initially thought

We are free

When we’re on our knees

Put your hand in mine

We’ll make it in time you’ll see

Love can cross borders and love can break walls

Love can unbind us, love can define us

Love can see through what our eyes can’t undo

Love got me thinking love can do anything

Come with me

We’ll find what’s in store

For the heart that is bursting, the soul that is thirsting for more

We are free

Come and see

We’ll make it in time, we’ll find everything we need

Love can cross borders and love can break walls

Love can unbind us, love can define us

Love can see through what our eyes can’t undo

Love got me thinking love can do anything

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Don’t leave that fiery heart behind

Don’t leave that fiery heart behind

 

 

Alice Phoebe Lou is originally from South Africa, and today lives in Berlin. Though she’s gained quite a following with her socially-conscious songs, she prefers to perform with just a guitar in hand, on the sidewalks of Berlin. Major record labels have tried to woo her, so far to no avail. She produced her debut album, “Orbit”, single-handedly – and that’s how she plans to continue.  [DW]

Visit Alice HERE

And I’ve been running away from the wise man in my head
And he said, go, go, go, go get lost in the wind   And I’ve been hearing some whispers on the wind
And they said, run, run, run, run away your sins
But don’t leave that fiery mind behind
Take it along for the ride
And don’t leave that fiery mind behind
Take it along for the ride

And there’ll be an airplane flying across my soul
And it will roll right on
I’ll have to say farewell so long
And there’ll be a steam train rolling across my heart
And I will have to depart
I will have to depart

But don’t leave that fiery heart behind
Take it along for the ride
And don’t leave that fiery mind behind
Take it along for the ride
And I’ve been running away from the wise man in my head
And he said, go, go, go, go get lost in the wind

40 Million songs on your wrist

40 Million songs on your wrist

[Apple]

Get yours @ Apple

Freedom calls
Answer a call from your surfboard. Ask Siri to send a message. Stream your favorite songs on your run. And do it all while leaving your phone behind. Introducing Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular. Now you have the freedom to go with just your watch.

 

Bibia Be Ye Ye

Bibia Be Ye Ye

 

[Ed Sheeran]

Ed Sheeran wrote this uplifting African-inspired song about hope with Fuse ODG in Ghana. The song’s title is in Twi, a language spoken in Ghana. It translates to “All will be well.”   Read more HERE

I lost my shoes last night, I don’t know where I put my keys
I was tired and fell asleep beneath an oak tree
I bet my mother’s proud of me from each scar
Upon my knuckle and each graze upon my knee, and all I know
Is I got a cab and then threw up on his car seat
He kicked me out and then I walked in the rain
I tell myself in every way, “I won’t be doing this again”
And tomorrow’s a brand new day
Someone told me, “always say what’s on your mind”
And I am only being honest with you, I
I get lonely and make mistakes from time to time
So no man call ya, bibia be ye ye
Bibia be ye ye, ye ye ye ye
Bibia be ye ye

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Light

Light

 

Matthew Mole is a South African artist from Cape Town.  Visit Matthew HERE

I know why the way I am and the way I think I want to be
Isn’t right
I hear you speak, but only listen selfishly
And I think I’m right
But all I do is circle curiosity
And I hear the lies
But if I’d listen openly, you’d set them free

Heal my broken heart
Heal my broken heart
I’m falling away and I’m falling away
But I’m looking up into the light
Heal my broken heart

I open my eyes
I hear your voice
I see your face
I feel your love
And I confide
The power in your promise
I will take hold of

Heal my broken heart
Heal my broken heart
I’m falling away and I’m falling away
But I’m looking up into the light
Heal my broken heart

I’m running away but I want to
Be never afraid and hold on to
Whatever you say ’cause I’m falling down

Heal my broken heart
Heal my broken heart
I’m falling away and I’m falling away
But I’m looking up into the light
Heal my broken heart

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Take yours, I’ll take mine

Take yours, I’ll take mine

 

Matthew Mole is a South African artist from Cape Town.  Visit Matthew HERE

Take yours and I’ll take mine
On the right hand side
And I’ll rest and you’ll find that you take rest in wine
So take these words and make them right
So one day you and I will write our names in the sky
We’ll confide

And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
If I throw away my fear and pride to set things right
Then I’ll find mine on the right of Your side

Brothers and sisters
Fill these cups with life
Please forgive them
‘cos they know not their lies
So take these words and make them right
So one day you and I will write our names in the sky
We’ll confide

And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
If I throw away my fear and pride to set things right
Then I’ll find mine on the right of Your side

And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
If I throw away my fear and pride to set things right
Then I’ll find mine on the right of Your side

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I didn’t want to – to leave you down south

I didn’t want to – to leave you down south

 [Jeremy Loops]
Jeremy Hewitt, (born 4 March 1984), known by his stage name Jeremy Loops, is a South African  singer and songwriter.

“Down South”

(feat. Motheo Moleko)

[Chorus: Jeremy Loops]

I didn’t want to, to  leave you down south

When I said that I will call you, squeeze you a little bit of love

I didn’t want to but it’s good to see you

Tell me how you’re doing

I didn’t want to leave you down south

When I said that I will call you, squeeze you a little bit of love

I didn’t want to

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Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

[Honeymoon studios]
The Film titled “Musical playpark” by Ogilvy Johannesburg, Velocity Films advertising agencies for Kentucky Fried Chicken/KFC in South Africa (Aug 2016).
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Create something incredible in Kenya

Create something incredible in Kenya

[Tusker Laager]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • To create something incredible
  • Sounds have always fascinated
  • Stop for a moment and listen
  • Another world
  • A Kenyan music producer
  • To gather sounds from all over my homeland
  • The sounds of instruments, of artists, of the people
  • We found a direction
  • It needed something more, it needed soul
  • I went on an epic journey
  • What makes us, us
  • You can fly with music
  • Our grandfathers used music to send messages to people
  • Different sounds, different cultures
  • It made me feel warm inside
  • I found togetherness
[Tusker Laager]

 

 

They all love jazz

They all love jazz

[Great big story]

“Florida dairy farmer Ed Henderson has been playing the trombone since elementary school. And these days his audience, well, fits the scenery. Turns out, cows love jazz music! What began as a one-off backyard practice session, has turned into a regular gig that Henderson says entertains and pleases his audience of 6,800 or so cows. Hey, whatever works! “

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • They have one big thing in common
  • They all love Jazz
  • A small town
  • A dairy farmer
  • Home to about 6800 cows
  • Elementary School
  • A back yard
  • A full audience
  • Creatures of habit
  • An ability to understand what’s threatening and what’s pleasing
  • Music is definitely pleasing
  • At the end of the day we are all having a good time
  • From day one
  • Playing the trombone
  • Our interaction with these animals

 

Makeba, makes my body dance for you

Makeba, makes my body dance for you

 [JAINVEVO]

Jeanne Galice, known professionally as Jain, is a French singer-songwriter. Her debut album, Zanaka, was released in November 2015. 

Makeba, is an ode to the South African singer and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba, read more HERE