Monday, January 18, 2016

A Special Nobody Special: Moussu T e lei Jovents and "Forever Polida"

Marseilles band Moussu T e lei Jovents bring us the random tune for today, called Forever Polida. The band splits its time between Marseilles, a French commune called La Ciotat, and Recife, Brazil. They are inspired by the music of Marseilles between 1920 and 1930 and the melting pot that the city was and remains. They range musically from the blues to reggae to Brazilian music to music hall, and they are very comfortable singing in Occitan, the regional language of the southern third of France. They have released eight albums. Forever Polida is a simple song of love for someone who is special because they are nobody special. It can be found on Moussu T e lei Jovents 2006 album of the same name.