The Late Movies: Habanera

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"Habanera" is an aria from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet. It's such a familiar tune that it can fit into various formats and purposes, a few of which you'll see here.

The Opera

Anna Caterina Antonacci shows us how "Habanera" is supposed to be performed, in the classic opera style.
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Flashmob Style

A flashmob performance at a restaurant in Grenoble.
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Dat's Love

Dorothy Dandridge sings an English version from the 1954 movie Carmen Jones.
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The FINA Brothers

Put a fan in his hand, and everyone recognizes that he's suddenly Carmen!
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Muppet Style

By the classic trio of Beaker, the Swedish Chef, and Animal.
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Muppets Copied

The Muppets introduced an entire generation to "Habanera." There are many YouTube videos in which people copy the Swedish Chef/Beaker/Animal version. I particularly enjoyed this one.
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ZIC ZAZOU

ZIC ZAZOU is a group of nine musicians who play shop tools, toys, furniture, bottles and homemade instruments.

November 30, 2012 - 5:00pm
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