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domingo, 28 de octubre de 2012

Bohemian Rhapsody

Today we are dealing with a difficult song, Bohemian Rhapsody; rhapsody comes from the Greek word "ραψωδία" meaning "the one who sews epic chants". The song was written Freddy Mercury, whose voice was close to the opera singers. Probably this is why there are a lot of references to opera, like using Italian words such as Galileo, Figaro, magnifico
We can also hear Bismillah which is the first word appearing in the Coran, meaning "in the name of Alah, the merciful and compassionate". Arabic people use it this blessing before eating or some other important acts. 

The topic of the song is the confession of a son to his mother about the killing of the man. No reasons are given, so no judgements should be given. Tough topic!

Alba M. is focusing on language in her activities:

Teaching English by Fran | Wake Me Up When September Ends
Teaching English by Fran | Somebody That I Used To Know 

1 comentario:

  1. OMG!!!!
    Amo esta canción q son 3 en una y q el GENIO Mercury se debió meter de todo para escribirla y musicarla!!
    Ay madre!!
    No tiene ni pies ni cabeza pero... es una obra de arte
    Todo lo q ganamos los amantes de la música y la ópera con LA VOZ en el pop...
    Te imaginas a Freddy como divo de le ópera????
    No, yo no puedo imaginar tal acto...