Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Singer Sets Record By Recording Song In 15 Languages

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A San Francisco-based singer has set a world record with a new song that was recorded in 15 different languages.

The singer is an Israeli-born woman named Taliya, who has recorded her latest tune, “Flower Child,” in 15 languages, including English, Spanish, Hindi, Polish, Thai and Greek.

Taliya recorded “Flower Child” in so many languages because she felt lyrics like Be free and promise not to change/ Why don’t you see, you will not forget are universal.

She admits getting the universal message across was easier in Italian and Japanese – where the words tend to end in vowels – and hardest in Chinese, which has a lot of “short sounds.”

So far, “Flower Child” hasn’t hit No. 1 in any language but Taliya has earned a spot in the Guinness Book Of World Records in the category, “Song Sung in the Most Languages by the Same Vocalist.”

Now that she’s set one record, she plans to set another by performing all 15 versions at a concert in San Francisco on Sept. 18.

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