Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” is one of the most popular operas of all time. It’s even been adapted into a hip hop-based film starring Beyonce and Mos Def. The story always resonates, but so does the music. In fact, even people who hate opera are sure to recognize the opera’s most famous aria, “Habanera.” Equal parts formal and sultry, the music from this piece has found its way into everything from children’s cartoons to sophisticated art films.
This recognizability makes it the perfect choice for the unconventional musicians of Zic Zazou, who use unconventional instruments in unconventional ways to add a little fun back into the experience.