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She does it once a week.

In her radio feature “What in the World is Music?” Eastman musicologist Ellen Koskoff takes listeners to some far-flung locale and listens to strange sounds humans make. They might be the yodels of a Bulgarian shepherd serenading the shepherdess babe in the field next door or a Balinese fisherman wailing a song about entrails. Sometimes the singers sound like cats. As the music plays, Ellen describes what’s happening in journalistic language.

Long-time fans of Simon’s Sunshine Show will appreciate this parody on Youtube. No one knows who posted it. Ellen saw it for the first time yesterday and laughed.

“I’ve never been parodied before,” she said. “I thought it would be nasty, but it’s kinda cute.”