Presented in two 45 minute halves, “Songs Lost In Translation” features compositions made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Luciano Pavarotti, Lucio Dalla, Sting and more.
Many songs that have become part of our collective unconscious come from foreign languages: My Way (Comme D’habitude) recorded by Frank Sinatra; Jobim’s Girl From Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema) Jacque Brel’s Ne Me Quitte Pas (If you go away) and “Le Moribond (Seasons in the sun) Besame mucho, Guantanamera, Volare etc…
Cedric Vandenschrik has juggled with Languages all his Life. Born in A French / Italian speaking household and then exposed to English and Afrikaans, who else but he to uncover some unforgettable international songs? Songs have been sung in many languages all over the world, but often the true essence of the lyrics is lost in the translation. This show explores the heart of many of these songs, uncovers some classic songs that incorporate two languages side by side; and offers some fresh interpretations of well-known songs with an international flavour. It was Jorge Luis Borges who said that “The original is unfaithful to the translation”
A few of these songs are a definite example of this with some of them having reached the peak of their success in the translated version!
Songs Lost In Translation features songs made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Luciano Pavarotti, Louis Armstrong, Sting and more. Songs Lost in translation will surprise and dazzle you with it’s mixture of styles, languages and songs, make you rediscover songs in a different language and a different light.In the end Music is the universal Language!