Head over to Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and choose one of the top 10 most popular songs. If possible, choose one that you’ve heard or that you know your child listens to or by an artist your child likes. Then listen to it and watch its music video if one exists [but do so at your own risk! Many music videos these days are inappropriate in one or many ways]. Now analyze it. Write down your thoughts and reactions to it. It’s important to write them down because we’ll come back to them later. Once you’ve done that, you’ll use this same song to walk through the steps below.
The Art of Culture Translation: 6 Steps