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How many languages have you played music in?


jeremy c

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You don't have to understand a language to back up a singer who is singing in that language.

 

How many different languages have been sung in the various bands that you've been in?

 

Here's my list.

 

Afrikaans

Arabic

Chinese (Cantonese)

Chinese (Mandarin)

English

French

German

Hebrew

Korean

Ladino

Latin

Portugese

Spanish

Tagalog

Welsh

Yiddish

 

And in some of the gigs that I have had, I could not communicate with the other band members, I just played what I heard. (Well, I could communicate enough to find out where and what time the gig was and to ask for my pay at the end of the night. ;) )

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I've covered Mana's Vivir Sin Aire singing in Spanish.

 

I've written a song with a bridge in Chinese called "Kung Fu Love." The rest of the band didn't care for it, and we don't play it anymore.

 

I have played music for an audience that didn't speak English very well. We played Psycho Killer, by the Talking Heads. A Japanese girl in the audience called it the "Fire" song, because she misunderstood the "fa fa fa" part in the chorus. And of course that song has some very poorly translated French running through it.

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I have performed in a few weddings where we did some traditional Irish Music, Italian Music and Yiddish Music... maybe a few songs from each but never a full show with a concentration on one particular style.

 

Does British rock count?

www.danielprine.com

 

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