I live in Asia Minor, and when I first heard the melancholy and mysterious strains of Christian "Kiane" Fromentin's Ispahan, my first thought was that this guy must be making music in my local area.
I was surprised to find out that he's actually in France - he just has a very innate sense of what the region of the Near and Middle East sounds like, and a talent for evoking nostalgia... even for listeners who have never been to this part of the world.
People often ask me how many languages I speak, simply because my music collection holds so many international artists who don't sing in English. But to tell the truth, I don't require a song to be sung in a language I understand, in order for me to be able to connect with it. If you never thought you could get into music in any language other than English, I urge you to give Anabase's Le Bonheur Flou a try.
Born in France, raised between Harlem NYC and Dakar, Senegal, living in Atlanta, Georgia, SagaBoy is a producer/songwriter turned hip-hop artist. He is about to release his newest album – Evolution – “Past, Present, Future” and is offering the fist CD, Evolution – “Past” free, under the Creative Commons license through FrostWire.