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Pink Martini

Pink Martini

Date: May 28 2007

Themes: Music

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What has 12 members, 6 languages, 3 albums, and is number one on the charts in some countries? Pink Martini. It’s not a martini you drink, though. It’s a Portland-based “little orchestra” that was formed by a pair of Harvard graduates in the early ‘90s. Now it has grown to a dozen musicians who bring in influences from all over the world. The combination of music from different cultures and different time periods has earned Pink Martini a special kind of fame.

Photo: Pink Martini vocalist China Forbes.

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Marni

Marni

Mason

Mason

Marni:  I, I adore Pink Martini.

Mason:  That is…actually…I mean, they’ve got a lot of cachet, you know?

Marni:  They do. They’ve really got something special I think. They’ve tapped into all these different styles of music, she sings in six different languages…

Mason:  Which is why I think they are more famous internationally than they are here.

Marni:  Absolutely.

Mason:  I mean we’re kind of in a bit of a bubble in Portland.

Marni:  Well we are in a little bit of a bubble in Portland, and I have to say I was outside the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall last night and they sold out…

Mason:  Of course.

Marni:  ...and I was…happened to be there after the show…and the age span! People in walkers were coming out, and there was your 20-year-old hipsters also sauntering out. They just appeal to a wide audience. And good for them. I think they’re great.

 

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討論

Marni is a fan of Pink Martini. She likes that they play different styles of music and bring in different languages. Mason thinks this is why they are popular in other countries.

People in Pink Martini’s hometown of Portland might not realize how popular the band is. That’s why Mason says Portland is “in a bubble.”

Marni happened to be outside of a sold-out show by Pink Martini at a concert hall in Portland last night. She thought it was interesting that both young and old people attended the concert.

Is there any music that you can enjoy with your parents or grandparents? What’s your favorite kind of music that comes from another country?

 

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morrigan423

Serbia and Montenegro

i met them in madrid in a bar, they are really nice and friendly. they asked me and my friend to make with them music video for song tuca tuca. but it was never relese. anyway they gave as tickets for their concert. i had great time with them. and they are great to listen in live. 

11:16 AM May 24 2011 |

2girls

Poland

i don’t know pink martini

11:36 PM Apr 21 2008 |

susanking

susanking

China

i listened a song of pink martini in radio, but i can't remember the song's name. i only remember their music is awesome!

08:43 AM Jan 27 2008 |

sai krishna

India

Ya its really good n the clarity is awesome…......niceSmile

03:51 PM Nov 07 2007 |

My Nhung

Viet Nam

I am from Viet Nam, I don't know Pink Martini, but I will try to listen music of him.

great!

02:39 AM Jun 06 2007 |

summerchild

Japan

I love Pink Martini too.

05:53 AM Jun 01 2007 |

djpat_6

djpat_6

Thailand

that's cool

06:14 AM May 31 2007 |

pyc5853866

pyc5853866

China

great!

12:33 PM May 30 2007 |

Dem99

Equatorial Guinea

   It's awesome I really love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06:27 PM May 29 2007 |

fr@

fr@

Italy

who is pink martini??LaughingSmileLaughing

sorry..but I didn't know the band had "a dozen" member!  

05:21 PM May 29 2007 |

O.R.l

O.R.l

Malaysia

it’s great and useful

12:03 AM May 29 2007 |

kalyank

India

i am beginer sounds are very good

08:12 PM May 28 2007 |

solimano

solimano

Turkey

Pink Martini is great in my opinion too :)

06:41 PM May 28 2007 |

abdeeq

abdeeq

Somalia

Absolutely. is good

12:08 PM May 28 2007 |

gengweihong

China

I only know few english, so that i did not complete unstand

11:31 AM May 28 2007 |

2008nbatf

2008nbatf

China

  It's great!

05:49 AM May 28 2007 |

2008nbatf

2008nbatf

China

It’s wonderfull

05:36 AM May 28 2007 |

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