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Sŵnami: ‘Why can’t we sing in Welsh and be successful?’

Sŵnami: ‘Why can’t we sing in Welsh and be successful?’

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Arabella ItaniFor Sŵnami it was never a consideration to sing in English - Welsh is their first language. While there has always been a thriving music scene in Wales, breaking out across the UK isn't easy when you don't sing in English.But it looks like things are slowly starting to change and that's mostly thanks to streaming. Sŵnami (pronounced tsunami) are one of a number of exciting acts emerging from that vibrant Welsh-language scene. "It just came completely natural. We speak to each other in Welsh so why not do it in song as well?" Gruff Jones, from the band, tells us. And it's really not holding them back. Arabella Itani"Around releasing our first album, we represented BBC Radio 1 at Eurosonic Festival in the Netherlands," guitarist Ifan Ywain says. "It was the first time that we p...