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August 26, 2010 7:42 AM   Subscribe

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Desi Style. [SLYT]
posted by Fizz (17 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
At 2:37 it becomes something else all together.
posted by Fizz at 7:44 AM on August 26, 2010


She does a more extensive version here.
posted by Throw away your common sense and get an afro! at 7:52 AM on August 26, 2010


Desi not Desi.

I'm not going to say how long I waited for the Luuuuuuucy!
posted by DU at 7:53 AM on August 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


I could swear that's Madhur Jaffery at 2:37. Perhaps she makes a nice curry in the next scene.

The singing grandma is totally awesome - even though the laugh track is irritating. You should see my mom when she does her Fosse/Cabaret/Chinese/Mary Had A Little Lamb mash up. Uncomfortable yet compelling.
posted by helmutdog at 7:54 AM on August 26, 2010


This is really good and funny. The extended version really catches the variety in Indian vocal styles. Thank you.
posted by bodywithoutorgans at 8:22 AM on August 26, 2010


Desi not Desi

Needs more babalu
posted by briank at 8:26 AM on August 26, 2010


I'd love a breakdown of what styles she's imitating, what this is from, who those people are in the end, and so on. I'd also love a remix of the punjabi version where they're all dancing around someone get on that.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:26 AM on August 26, 2010


After spending Saturday night at Non-Stop Bhangra, the Punjabi take made me smile. I'm still not able to keep my arms up like that without it looking like a frat boy fist pump, how do they do it...
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 8:30 AM on August 26, 2010


It's no Punjabi Soldiers which uses a more familiar traditional children's tune.
posted by GuyZero at 10:06 AM on August 26, 2010


Oh good... I see I'm not the only one who expected this to open to a Cuban band rendition.
posted by Mike D at 12:00 PM on August 26, 2010


I love the Wayne's World style unnecessary zooms. Also, the swinging mod, 60s version of the song at the end of the video absolutely rocks.
posted by NoMich at 12:38 PM on August 26, 2010


The Jack n Jill part, that is, at the very end. Well, it's all good, but I especially love that part.
posted by NoMich at 12:39 PM on August 26, 2010


This would have made my Suzuki method violin lessons much more interesting.
posted by hanoixan at 1:17 PM on August 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'd love a breakdown of what styles she's imitating, what this is from, who those people are in the end, and so on. I'd also love a remix of the punjabi version where they're all dancing around someone get on that.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:26 AM on August 26 [+] [!]


This is actually a collection of different clips from different sources. The first (and the longest) one is from a soap opera or a TV comedy show. The other is a montage of nursery rhymes that made its way into bollywood movies.
The lady from the soap:
Starts with Carnatic music and is speaking tamil.
Next language is Telugu
Next language is Malayalam
Of course, next one is Punjabi
The style of music differs with the language and its cadence.
posted by Lucubrator at 3:54 PM on August 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hilarious and brilliant! Love the Op above ... and the staru ...
posted by Azaadistani at 5:27 PM on August 26, 2010


Whoa! It's like a psychedelic Huxtable family!
posted by Twang at 9:12 PM on August 26, 2010


I was really hoping the post would be entitled "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Sitar." Oh well.
posted by no mind at 10:17 PM on August 26, 2010


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