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Music Around the World

Music is an expressive language of culture. It often tells a story, expresses emotion, or shares ideas with a society. Music reflects the cultural characteristics of a society. Although most people have their own preference on the type of music that they enjoy listening to, each culture can agree that the tunes are an important part of life with expressing ourselves as human beings. By appreciating the art form, it makes it easy to unite and relate to others who are different than ourselves.

This November, add your favorite artist/song to our IEW 2021 Spotify Playlist to share with the greater SCU community! Music from every continent is welcome.





SongArtistCountry/Cultural Origin Submitter's NameSCU Affiliation 
Det bästa kanske inte hänt än Molly Sandén Sweden   Chris Hanson


君のいない世界  SKE48  Japan    Elisa Yanagihashi


Uhuru Sun-El Musician, Azana South Africa   Bekah Cramer


 Ha Bracha  Joshua Aaron  Israel   Lisa Fabiny Staff   
Демони  Odyn v kanoe Ukraine    Nat Civ Staff  
Wie ich bin  Cro  Germany    Nat Civ Staff   
Ojos Del Sol Y La Bamba  U.S./Mexico    Nat Civ  Staff   
Mansa  Bisa Kdei Ghana    Nat Civ  Staff   
ที่จริงฉันก็เจ็บ Nadech Kugimiya  Thailand    Jenny Wong Staff  
愛不疚 Raymond Lam  Hong Kong    Jenny Wong Staff   
I Can't Forgive  Cha Soo Kyung Korea    Jenny Wong  Staff   
Fullir vasa Aron Can  Iceland    Chris Hanson  Staff   
Eini Alik | عيني عليك Nancy Ajram | نانسي عجرم  Lebanon    Melissa Heid  Staff   
La Vie en Rose Edith Piaf  French   Susan Popko Staff  
La Bilirrubina Juan Luis Guerra  Dominican Republic    Mary Simms  Staff   
River  AKB48  Japan    Hallie Bodey Staff  
À cause des garçons (Tepr Remix) Yelle  France    Sarah Brockmeyer  Staff  
Alors on danse Stromae  Belgium    Sarah Brockmeyer   Staff   
Life On Mars? Seu Jorge  Brazil / Portuguese (David Bowie cover)    Sarah Brockmeyer   Staff   
惊鸿一面 Xu Song/Huang Ling China    Zhuyu Li  Student   
Pookie  Aya Nakamura France    Gloria Karekezi Student   
God's Menu Stray Kids  South Korea    Betty Nguyen Student   
Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko Rey Valera Philippines   Jerry Aquino Staff  
Lovesick Girls  BLACKPINK  South Korea     Haoyao Chen Student   
If You Ever Loved   Niladri Kumar  India     Adithya Holla M B  Student  
Perhaps  Balzan  Iran    Behnam Barabadi Student   
People  Agust D South Korea    Jia Seow Student   
seoul (prod. HONNE)  RM  South Korea     Jia Seow  Student   
Home  Kit Chan  South Korea      Jia Seow   Student   
Người Tình Mùa Đông  Như Quỳnh  Vietnam    Gillian Tran  Student   
Pa Mayté  Carlos Vives  Colombia    José Villalobos  Faculty   
Que Nadie Sepa Mi Sufrir Lila Downs, Niña Pastori, & Soledad  Argentina    José Villalobos   Faculty   
Nterini  Fatoumata Diawara  Mali    Sarah Stoddard Student   
Manila  Hotdog  Philippines    Jerry Aquino Staff   
Ta mig tillbaka  Darin  Sweden    Chris Hanson Staff   
Det Kommer Bli Bra Laleh  Sweden    Chris Hanson  Staff   
J'veux un chien  Yelle  France    Chris Hanson  Staff   
Bang  Anitta  Brazil    Chris Hanson  Staff   
Vivir Sin Aire Maná  Latin    Karla Bolanos Colin  Student   
Rosas  La Oreja de Van Gogh Spain    David Torres Student  
Cold/mess Prateek Kuhad  India   Kewin Shah  Student  
Lo Lo Omah Lay Nigeria    Nicole Banks Student  
Baby  Dakha Brakka Ukraine    Nicole Banks Student  


SongArtistCountry/Cultural OriginSubmitter's NameSCU Affiliation
Yo Vivo Enamorao Camaron de la Isla, Paco de Lucia Spain Chris Harris Staff
Shaayad  Taba Chake  India  Reva Bhargava Student 
Monica  Leslie Cheung  Hong Kong, China  Haotian Zhu  Student 
Osmanthus  WhaleDontSleep ft. Ado  Japan  Rachel Stattion  Student 
Limang Dipang Tao Aiza Seguerra  Philippines  Jerry Aquino Staff
Island home  Christine Anu  Australia  Sarah Smith  Staff 
High Life Machel Montano Caribbean/Trinidad  Geovanni Usher  Student 
One More Time Masayoshi Yamazki Japan Nat Civ Staff
Kel Tinawen Tinariwen, Cass McCombs Mali Nat Civ Staff
Asa-Sa Fred Fisher Atalobhor, Funketeers Nigeria Nat Civ Staff
Tarde em itapua Toquinho Brazil  Nat Civ Staff
Any Song  Zico  Korea  Joanna Thompson Staff
La Gota Fría  Carlos Vives  Columbia  Joanna Thompson Staff
Vale la Pena  Juan Luis Guerra  Dominican Republic  Joanna Thompson Staff
Siglo XXI  Saul Fimbres  Mexico (song submission was not available on spotify, two songs by the artist are included in its place) Christina Soto Faculty
Ai Ai Ai  Khalil Fong 方大同 Hong Kong-based American Music Artist (song in Mandarin language)  Narine Kerelian Faculty