Michael Jackson: Cunning Linguist. Sort Of.

Quechua is one of many languages in danger of extinction. Although its still spoken by millions of people across South America–it the language of the Incas–there are signs that it could be in trouble as young people eschew it for English, Spanish and Portuguese. This cover of Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” by 14 year-old Peruvian Renata Flores Rivera may make Quechua cool again for some kids. (Via the BBC)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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