While there are ample covers of the hit song "Let It Go" from the animated film "Frozen", two sisters from Cap-Pele, N.B. have put their own mark on the song.
Nathalie and Josette Brun produced a Chiac version of the song entitled "Worry Pas!". Chiac is a common dialect in the southeastern area of the province spoken by Acadiens that mixes both French and English, the CBC reports.
The inspiration for the Chiac version came during the Christmas holidays after Nathalie was seeking a Vietnamese version of the song for her adopted Vietnamese niece.
"When I played it for her she had the biggest smile and she was so excited that there was a Vietnamese version... and my sister and I just got talking, 'Well is there a version for us, a version in Chiac?'" Natalie told the CBC.
After scouring YouTube to see if such a version existed, the sisters decided to create their own. The video was posted primarily for their sister-in-law, a linguistics professor intrigued by the dialect, to view. Since posting the song to YouTube on New Year's Day, the video has received over 22,000 hits and over 100 likes. The lyrics, which the sisters said took a bit of time to create, are also included in the YouTube description area.
"It's the Frozen song — it might just be the same 10 kids playing it over and over again," Nathalie Brun said. "It's a source of joy for us to speak in Chiac... and we're proud of it and just happy to share it with a lot of people who seem to be enjoying it."
The video has also received positive comments and was tweeted about in the area:
Les sœurs Nathalie et Josette Brun, originaires de la région de Cap-Pelé, au Nouveau-Brunswick, présentent une... http://t.co/qmYG9BqQpR— Niaiseries Acadie (@niaiseriesacadi) January 21, 2015
The original song has been reworked and performed in several different languages including Mandarin, Italian, Cantonese, German and Russian. In 2014 the Los Angeles Times reported Disney had created 41 different versions of the song worldwide into different languages and dialects. The song also took home an Academy Award last year for Best Original Song.