Even the trailer and advertising for the new film were rather different than the original. In one promotional video, they present Hakuna Matata in different languages. Continue reading Hakuna Matata in different languages.
Starting to learn the violin at the young age of 6, Lindsey Stirling has always had a passion for music. Growing up in Gilbert, Arizona, Lindsey pursued to dream to become a household name in music. But she wanted to do it her way. Continue reading Violin in a new light; Featuring Lindsey Stirling
Switching Styles has interviewed this creative creator to bring you the questions to all of your answers. Philip Serino is a musician that wears a lot of different hats, for a lot of different genres. Composition, songwriting, production, dreamer, as well as a musician of pop, electronica, jazz, EDM, acoustic, and so much more. Diversity in his music and skills, as well as a balance in his life, is what makes him a strong musician. Continue reading Philip Serino Q&A
Love is the basis of Philip Serino’s music. A love for music, a love for his audience, and a love for his family; all combine into his sound. With family at the foundation of music, he was a part of a musical community from a very young age. Growing up in a family of worship leaders, he was always surrounded by music and music lovers. Music was always something larger than life. Continue reading Featuring Philip Serino; Love. Family. Music.
As with many traditional instruments from around the world, globalization and the influence of western culture have made traditions less prominent. This is the case with the koto in Japan. Regardless of its prominence, musicians such as June Kuramoto, Reiko Obata, Elizabeth Falconer, and Yukiko Matsuyama bring the koto to modern music. Though that’s not the only musicians that provide koto music in a modern context. Cover musicians like the ones below do exactly that. Continue reading Bringing Japanese Tradition Forward; Koto Covers
This Midnight Hour is an orchestral composition written by Anna Clyne. She has specifically provided a rich composition and doesn’t give the audience any hint towards the intention of the narrative. It’s intentional. Continue reading The Ambiguous Narrative of Anna Clyne’s Midnight Hour
Gregorian chants, plain chants or plain songs are a genre of the middle ages, an era long past. However, they’re not completely gone. In a beautiful combination of old and new, there are Gregorian chant covers of some modern hits making something altogether different. Continue reading Gregorian Chant; Religion within Music
This movie is one of the most whimsical films that Disney has done (in my opinion). It contrasts dreary England with the imaginative magic of a whole new world. That contrast makes the whimsy that Mary Poppins brings forth to the children and the audience for that matter, all the more sensational. The highlighted song for this article from the gorgeous 1964 film is, of course, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Check the highlighted covers below! Continue reading Covering the Amazing Mary Poppins
Started by Fredrik Larsson, FreddeGredde is a stage name for his musical work. FreddeGredde is a Swedish musician known for his medleys of nostalgic cartoons, television themes, video games and so much more. Continue reading FreddeGredde; Medleys, Nostalgia, and More!
Heavy Metal Heroes have heard the cries from hypotheticals on the internet and from within your imagination. From the depths of the internet, of the expansive wonder that is the Youtube universe, comes a band unlike any other. This band has been born from a combination of superheroes and metal music to cover your favorite songs. Continue reading Heavy Metal Heroes; The Superheroes You Didn’t Know You Needed
Youssef Qassab is a gorgeous voice that was on “The Voice Arabia”. In 2012, he stood in front of the judges to sing “Use Somebody” originally by Kings of Leon. This gave him great exposure on Arabic Media Networks. and on the internet. On youtube, his audition for the voice reached almost 2.5 Million views. Continue reading Youssef Qassab
Alex Northern Karen is a fan of music. But in particular, he’s a fan of Post Modern Jukebox. Continue reading PMJ & It’s Fan; Alex Northern Karen
From those leaning forward in the seats enthralled by the vocals of some of PMJ’s finest, to the couples swing dancing in the aisles to the versatile instruments. This performance had a captured audience. Watching the Post Modern Jukebox ensemble perform felt like you were the only person in the auditorium. Continue reading Post Modern Jukebox at Edmonton’s Winspear
For this segment of ‘Dreams and Disney’, it was hard to choose just one iconic song of the film. But I went with the “Circle of Life” because it’s the opening song and everyone (arguably) knows the song. Continue reading Dreams and Disney: Covering the Lion King
For many people, music is a way to cope through rough times. There’s music for when you’re heartbroken, for when you’re mourning, for when you’re angry. For Veronica Pineapple, that’s the main aspect of music for her. If she went through anything hard music is there for her. She wants to be there for people in the same way. Continue reading Veronica Pineapples; Profile of Local Edmonton Musician