Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Film Classics on Vuvuzela

Tonight's movie scores, vuvuzela edition. For those who don't know what a vuvuzela is (and didn't watch the fans at the recently-concluded World Cup):

From WikiPedia:
The vuvuzela (pronunciation: /vuːvuːˈzɛlə/), also known as lepatata (its Tswana name), is typically a 65-centimetre (2 ft) plastic device that requires the flow of air to produce a loud monotone note, typically around B♭3[1] (the B♭ below middle C).[2] A similar device, known as the corneta, is used in Brazil and other Latin American countries. Many types of vuvuzela, made by several manufacturers, may produce varying intensity and frequency outputs.[3] The intensity of these outputs depends on the blowing technique and pressure exerted.[3]

Traditionally made and inspired from a kudu horn, the vuvuzela was used to summon distant villagers to attend community gatherings.[4][dubious – discuss] The vuvuzela is most used at soccer matches in South Africa,[5] and it has become a symbol of South African soccer as the stadiums are filled with its loud and raucous sound that reflects the exhilaration of supporters.[4] The intensity of the sound caught the attention of the global soccer community during the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in anticipation of South Africa hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[4] ...

And now, on to the, er, music. I actually found this hysterical -- you might too. Lovers of actual music, probably not so much. :)

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