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World Translation Center Music Blog

Using Music to Build
Bridges Between Cultures

Our music blog features music from around the world, traditional music, modern music, singer and
instrumental, as well as some interesting facts about the different musicians, countries and cultures.

The PPAP Phenomenon

Have you heard of PPAP? Chances are that if you ask any child age 8 or older, they will start singing “I have a pen; I have an apple; apple pen. I have a pen, I have pineapple. Uhhhh! Pineapple pen; apple pen; pen-pineapple-apple-pen”.

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Coeur de Pirate

Canadian singer-songwriter, Béatrice Martin, who goes by the stage name Coeur de Pirate, sings mostly in French. She originally called herself Her Pirate Heart, but translated the name to French when she began writing her songs primarily in French.

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Woodwind Music Festival

This Wednesday, June 29, kicks off the first ever Istanbul Woodwind Festival in Turkey. The festival will run through July 3 at the Caddebostan Cultural Cente. The festival’s goal is to promote Turkish culture by sharing contemporary Turkish music with festival goers and participants.

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Christine and the Queens

French singer and songwriter, Héloïse Letissier, who performs under the name Christine and the Queens, is anything but ordinary. Her music combines performance with art, everything from choreography to photography.

Letissier was named Best Female Artist in 2015 at the French equivalent to the Grammys. She has also had international success with her self titled album, in which she translated songs from French to English. One song in particular, “Tilted”, which Time Magazine named one of the best songs of 2015, has become a U.S. hit. Check it out above.

 

Yodelayheehoo

From the first time Takeo Ischi heard a German yodeling song, it was when he was in high school in his native Japan, he was fascinated by it. He went on to study mechanical engineering and during his spare time, he taught himself to play two of the main yodeling instruments, the zither and the hammered dulcimer. Franz Lang, known as German’s Yodelking, was his idol. while listening to Lang’s music he also picked up the mastery of yodeling.

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Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata

Enjoy this beautiful music performed by the famous three tenors Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti & José Carreras.

Tambuco

Tambuco is a Mexican classical percussion quartet. Percussionists Alfred Bringas, Ricardo Gallardo, Miguel Gonzales, and Raul Tudo make up the foursome that founded Tambuco in 1993. Their music combines both traditional and contemporary styles inspired by Mexico’s folk music.

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Finnish Quartet, Sväng

This video shows the Finnish quartet Sväng playing harmonica music while cooking sausages and bread. The video contains English subtitles when the four musicians talk and the video description indicates that the two recipes are available upon request.

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MUSICALITY – by Pat McCann

Several years ago,
Pat McCann used to be on our Irish voice talent roster with his beautiful deep voice and he had several clients who ordered his voice. That was several years ago. Now he has composed beautiful music, which you can enjoy on YouTube. He has shared his story with us:

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Ibrahim Maalouf

Ibrahim Maalouf, a French-Lebanese trumpet player and composer, was destined for musical greatness. The son of trumpeter Nassim Maalouf and pianist Nada Maalouf, Ibrahim started studying the trumpet at the young age of seven. His father invented the “quarter tone trumpet”, which allows one to accurately play the melodies of traditional Arab music. It is he who Ibrahim trained under, learning not only Arabic trumpeting, but also classical, baroque, modern, and contemporary techniques. He also played as a duo with his father from the age of nine into his teen years.

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