Thisbe and the Barkettes have embarked on a new project: the translation of some of their biggest hits into a number of different Animal languages.[pullquote]We sincerely hope that other musicians and artists will follow suit and allow us all to enjoy the wonderful creativity of Park Animals. — Thisbe and the Barkettes[/pullquote]
In a statement released yesterday by their manager Hilde Blaft, the group explained their reasons for making the historic decision:
“After much reflection and in the service of interspecial harmony, Thisbe and the Barkettes have decided to release some of our most beloved songs in a number of different Animal languages.
Recent events in The Park have highlighted tensions that have grown among the different species that live in The Park. We feel that, as much as possible, we all need to bridge those gaps that have developed. To this end, we have engaged the services of several renowned translators to enable members of other species to enjoy our music. We sincerely hope that other musicians and artists will follow suit and allow us all to enjoy the wonderful creativity of Park Animals.”
The group did not give any specific date for the release of the music, nor the names of the songs that will be translated. But the gossip site headsNtales reported last week that the group has talked to a number of Feline and Avian translators and had signed a contract with RODOlphin Translation, the firm that works closely with the University of West Terrier.
headsNtales also reported that the Barkettes intended to donate a percentage of the proceeds from the sales of the translated works to a charity. The gossip site did not name the charity.