February 26, 2004

Tina Turner to sing in Latin and Sanskrit

Continuing the uptick for classical languages in the popular media, Maria Abraham writes on the Reuters business wire that Tina Turner "will play a Hindu goddess in a spiritual Merchant-Ivory musical for which she will also sing classical numbers in Latin and Sanskrit."

Unless the reporter is confused, Merchant-Ivory will be stretching even further than Mel Gibson did to have Shakti (a.k.a. Kali, a.k.a. Durga) singing in Latin. [via Phluzein]

Posted by Mark Liberman at February 26, 2004 05:27 PM