Any idea what the Swahili word “peponi” means?
It means paradise.
And in today’s EWC Saturdays Around the World article, you might think you’ve gone there for a brief interlude of music and breathtaking photography.
After viewing the beautiful vistas and hearing the incredible sound of a native singer of the Swahili language, you may agree the word rings true for The Piano Guys‘ rendition of Coldplay’s “Paradise,” Peponi edition.
Take a deep breath, get quiet, and enjoy this…
Lovely. Music is an escape we can all indulge in. In every country, every culture, and every person, there is a melody playing that we can all understand. No words are even needed.
Music gives us an incredible form of connection that transcends language. A beautiful piece finds a way to help us tap into our shared humanity. Will musical tastes differ? Yes, but music that moves us still speaks to something deeper in us all.
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- “Coldplay – Paradise (Peponi) African Style (ft. Guest Artist, Alex Boye) – ThePianoGuys.” YouTube. The Piano Guys, 9 Jan. 2012. Web. 27 Feb. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgovv8jWETM>. ↩