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.

5 minutes

A Classical Twist on “Hello”

Explore a musical wonder created by The Piano Guys as they combine Mozart and Adele into an incredible, era-spanning experience. See why we are delighted this sort of thing is sweeping the web!

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Banjolele: “The History of Hip Hop”

For a bit of fun today, check out this crazy, creative combination: the history of hip hop... as played on the banjolele (banjo + ukulele) and performed by Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer! Find your era.

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9 minutes

Musical Fusion and Connection

What happens when different musical genres, artists from around the world, and 20+ instruments collide? A new writter for EWC introduces us to the band Snarky Puppy, by taking us on a journey of musical fusion!

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Notes:

  1. “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>.