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From the BBC’s Ocean Giants documentary, watch this incredible clip to hear the extraordinary and mysterious song of the Humpback Whale. Why do they sing (or hum)? Does it serve a purpose? Are they making music for pleasure? Are they talking?

If this clip disappears, you can find the entire documentary on Amazon. And in the archives: watch more whale videos, including a surprise diving encounter with a Humpback Whalethis huge baby Sperm Whale, and Whale Fall (After Life of a Whale).

This cover is the bridge between a popular animated film (that you may have heard of) and music made with “instruments” found in the kitchen – one of our favorite DIY activities. This is Let It Go performed with wine glasses, pots, pans, and a gallon of milk by YouTuber Dan Newbie.

Related watching: this kid-filled Depeche Mode cover, this glass harp Leonard Cohen cover, Beethoven’s Ninth on a Toolbox Glockenspiel, this musical kettle, and a handbell rendition of “Married Life” from Pixar’s UP.

via Daily Dot.

Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW performs a medley of 43 Cartoon Theme Songs. Who doesn’t love watching music being performed as animated action happens all over the place? After you’ve watched, check your guesses against the song list in the notes on the video’s YouTube page.

And if you liked that, you’ll likely enjoy these two videos: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France performs Le Carnaval des Animaux and the John Wilson Orchestra plays Scott Bradley’s Tom and Jerry cartoon music.

via Devour.

Circus performer Angelica Bongiovonni rides a Cyr wheel in Cirque Éloize. According to their site, Bongiovonni is one of around 100 acrobats that practice the Cyr wheel in circuses, street performances, and performing art schools around the world. Regarding her first attempt at riding, she explains

It really wasn’t fun. [laughs] It’s kind of like learning how to walk again or ride a bike. It’s a really weird feeling and I just fell all the time. I had so many bruised hips and knees. I’d lose control of the wheel and almost hurt people in the studio. I actually hit myself in the face and got a huge busted lip… It takes hour and hours of practice…

There’s more practice and more tricks in the archives, including Selyna Bogino foot juggling five basketballs. Bonus spinning: camera on a hula hoop.