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Kali — Me Ki Sa Oule
Album: Putumayo Islands
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6.7

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Total ratings: 973









Released: 1997
Length: 4:17
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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On a cold snowy day in the middle of the pandemic, I am transported for a few minutes to a sunny spot on a remote beach, with lapping waves and cheerful people, maybe just with a hint of melancholy to make it even more of a fleeting pleasure...even thought I can't understand a word of this...thanks.
English lyrics:

It won't be easy, you'll think it's strange
When I try to explain how I feel
I still need your love after all that I've done
You won't believe me
All you will see is a girl you once knew
Although she's dressed to the nines
At sixes and sevens with you
Don't cry for me Argentina
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days, my mad existence
I've kept my promise, don't keep your distance
I had to let it happen, I had to change
Couldn't stay all my life down at heel
Looking out of the window, staying out of the sun
So I chose freedom
Running around, trying everything new
But nothing impressed me at all
I never expected it to
Don't cry for me Argentina
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days, my mad existence
I've kept my promise, don't keep your distance
Have I said too much?
There's nothing more that I can think of to say to you
All you got to do is look at me
To know that every word is true
Oh, don't cry for me Argentina
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days, my mad existence
I've kept my promise, don't keep your distance
I've kept my promise, don't keep your distance
This is giving me a mini island vacation, complete with food, drink & friends!  Not that I could ever afford a proper vacation, but Covid has stolen even the dream of one.
Lightness, happiness!
This is  F A N T A S T I C.
Bill & Rebecca...

Please carry on with the awesomness and ignore negative comments - in any language
 Rotterdam wrote:
Please don't play bad songs even in English  
 

 Singlow wrote:
Sometimes a little Brazilin melody can cure all that ails you !
 
French creole
Those lyrics can't be right... (Don't Cry For Me Argentina?) 
Unless this is the greatest cover of all time?
Edit: It's fixed now - (lyrics not available)
Time to switch over to Pink Floyd Freeform for a bit :^ /
Sometimes a little Brazilin melody can cure all that ails you !
I'll have what gjr is having.
reminds me of sitting on a beach somewhere far, far away.....sippin pina coladas in the blistering sun, trying to remember just what the hell happened the night before and why i have this category 5 hurricane raging inside my head......
 lelkoun wrote:
Dear RP, please do not play non-english songs unless they are really good.

 
What constitutes REALLY good?
Can only English speakers make good music?
Were you joking?
Just for the record, I like this a lot. Makes my heart light. 
Great CD!
{#Bananapiano}
Dancing in my chair...{#Dance}
 rtrudeau wrote:

Dear RP, please continue to do exactly what you're doing right now. 
 
ditto. this song makes me dance in my office. 
{#Good-vibes}
Turned on RP, the sun is shining, the shorts are out and Kali is playing.
Simply perfect.
 rtrudeau wrote:

Dear RP, please continue to do exactly what you're doing right now. 
 
Ditto! {#Jump}
 lelkoun wrote:
Dear RP, please do not play non-english songs unless they are really good.
 
Dear RP, please continue to do exactly what you're doing right now. 
 chuckster wrote:
  I'd like to know more about this song but the links are all bogus
 
The artist website link now works correctly.
  I'd like to know more about this song but the links are all bogus

Really like this....makes me want to go back to Mexico!


Why can't I buy this on ITunes :(
link doesn't work
Love this! Makes me feel like I'm not in the crowded, gray, dirty city I currently live in. Nice!
Sounds like the backing singers are singing something about an impotent man.

LOVE
Bought this CD a long time ago and didn't think much of it. In recent times I've grown to like it very much.  Great background music for, "relaxed concentration", i.e. — drawing and other art work.
After living the past 15 years in the Caribbean and programming our music, I find the entire album quite refreshing.  And this cut with Kali is tropical with an interesting lilt.  The Putumayo cd's are well known to our hotel and restaurant's world-traveled guests.  Not bad, really. 

Hey, if it's sung by furiners then ahm prolly gonna like it! Great album cover too!


 rklein wrote:

Just click on the album cover above.
 

Just an FYI that Putumayo only sells CDs, not downloads.  I am not sure why, but it is probably related to their selling CDs in unusual places like gift shops and Whole Foods.  On the plus side, they are known for being timely and fair in paying the artists royalties, something that is unfortunately not the case for many record labels.

I love the "Islands" CD among many other well compiled and edited Putumayo CDs.

 lmic wrote:

Is it Portuguese?

 
Kali (Jean-Luc Monnerville) is from Martinique and sings in French and Creole. There's enough French in this to make me think it's a Creole-influenced local patois if not pure Creole. Here's a link to a review of the CD:

https://www.gonomad.com/features/0101/creditor_cdreviews.html#


 lmic wrote:

Is it Portuguese?

 

No, it is french creole from the french caribbean.
 Gatlinburger wrote:
BTW, I don't think that's French, but I haven't researched it.  5 years of French in school didn't help here.  Looks like something else, DK, but it doesn't look like French.
 
Is it Portuguese?

BTW, I don't think that's French, but I haven't researched it.  5 years of French in school didn't help here.  Looks like something else, DK, but it doesn't look like French.
 FeydBaron wrote:
Inoffensive, but quite bland at the same time.

I'm a strictly neutral 6 on this one.
 
I agree w/ your initial comment, but I think that would imply something like a "3" - "5"....

 lerxst wrote:
every french song sounds exactly the same to me...same beat, same soppy romantic sound.  Aren't there any french-speaking punk bands?  Or metal?  Or country? 
 

I hope that a French listener will respond.

First of all, this is island music. It is sung in French, but does not reflect pop/rock music in France today, in my opinion.

A generation ago I thought French music was embarassingly insipid. Now there is a lot going on musically - a lot of good stuff being produced. (And I am really sorry that 'Les Tambours du Bronx' don't exist anymore. Not for RP listeners, perhaps, but very exciting.)
What's next, Kirsty McColl and Los Lobos?!?!?!?!
every french song sounds exactly the same to me...same beat, same soppy romantic sound.  Aren't there any french-speaking punk bands?  Or metal?  Or country? 
A good solid 3 from me.

Elevator music for the tropics. 
Good! Very Good!
 liser wrote:


Too late to change your location - we already know you're from the intolerant area of Texas. Seems to color every comment you make...
 

Hey, now. Not everyone from Texas is intolerant. Unless you're intolerable. This track isn't intolerable, but milquetoast comes to mind. 6 it is. 
I own this CD as well as a number of others from Putumayo World Music and find them quite enjoyable.

Me like this ... 
Oscar 
dvalfre wrote:
Nice easy going tune, a 6 from me. It is strangely difficult to find music from Kali available for sale on the Internet.
Just click on the album cover above.
Most of these collections work.
This is nice. :cool: Cool cover! :)
Nice easy going tune, a 6 from me. It is strangely difficult to find music from Kali available for sale on the Internet.
Nice beat, inoffensive lyrics..I'm swayin' - what's not to like?
Glockman45 wrote:
sucks
Too late to change your location - we already know you're from the intolerant area of Texas. Seems to color every comment you make...
Zippin'. Fun. Keep it.
Agree with bland.
Jah love it, mon. :bananajam: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananasplit:
sucks
uke music edit- nope,it's zouk music
Are we adding a lot of new music today?, So far so good. :dancingbanana:
Inoffensive, but quite bland at the same time. I'm a strictly neutral 6 on this one.
Lobster or Cracked Crab sir? Can't we have both?