ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Tito Deler - Blues musician, graphic designer
Tito Deler is a soulful musician with a story to tell.

Why you should listen

Born and raised in uptown Manhattan, Tito Deler is the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. With a natural gift for music, Deler started playing piano at an early age and picked up the guitar by age eight. But it wasn’t until he was 38 that Tito found his true instrument: a steel body resonator guitar. He started writing music of his own, combining sounds from his New York upbringing with the style of pre-war Mississippi Delta blues. He releases his first record, The Original Harlem Slim, which was named one of the top 15 albums by Other Music in 2012.

Deler leads the men's, women's and children's graphic design teams for Tommy Hilfiger in New York City.

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Tito Deler: "My Fine Reward"

Tito Deler: "Min store belønning"

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Blues musiker Tito Deler kombinerer lyden fra opvæksten i New York med Mississippi Delta Blues-stilen fra før Anden Verdenskrig. Han indtager scenen og synger og spiller gribende sin sang, "Min store belønning".
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SunSolen shiningskinner up aboveover
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Solen stråler deroppe
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down here it's 10 belowunder
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hernede er der minus 10
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I'm movingbevæger sig on to a placeplacere now
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Jeg tager til et sted nu,
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where the streetsgader are pavedbanet with goldguld
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hvor gaderne er belagt med guld
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There'llDer vil be two trainstog runningløb --
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Der kører to tog -
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runningløb sideside by sideside
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kører side om side
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Some trainstog are going out
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Nogle tog kører ud
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Two trainstog runningløb --
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Der kører to tog -
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runningløb sideside by sideside
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side om side
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I'm going to catchfangst that fasthurtig expressudtrykke traintog
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Jeg tager lyntoget
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to my rewardbelønning in the skyhimmel
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til min belønning i Himlen
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ManyMange roomsværelser in my father'sfars househus now --
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Mange rum i min faders hus -
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Oh LordHerren there's one for you and me
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Åh Herre, der er et til dig og mig
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ManyMange roomsværelser in my father'sfars househus now --
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Mange rum i min faders hus -
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Oh there's one for you and me
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Åh, der er et til dig og mig
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No bluesBlues and no troubleproblemer
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Ingen sorg og ingen modgang
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Oh my LordHerren sweetsød JesusJesus victorysejr
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Åh min søde Herre Jesus' sejr
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There's one gloryære from the moonmåne --
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Der er én herlighed fra Månen -
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LordHerren anotheren anden, oh anotheren anden from the sunsol
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Herre en anden, åh en anden fra Solen
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Oh one gloryære from the moonmåne
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Åh én herlighed fra Månen
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and anotheren anden from the sunsol
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og en anden fra Solen
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BehindBag I'll leaveforlade this earthlyjordiske bodylegeme
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Jeg efterlader denne jordiske krop
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when my LordHerren kingkonge JesusJesus comeskommer
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når min Herre Jesus kommer
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Thank you very much.
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Mange tak.
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Translated by Solveig Vendelbo
Reviewed by Yuan Fun Kan

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Tito Deler - Blues musician, graphic designer
Tito Deler is a soulful musician with a story to tell.

Why you should listen

Born and raised in uptown Manhattan, Tito Deler is the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. With a natural gift for music, Deler started playing piano at an early age and picked up the guitar by age eight. But it wasn’t until he was 38 that Tito found his true instrument: a steel body resonator guitar. He started writing music of his own, combining sounds from his New York upbringing with the style of pre-war Mississippi Delta blues. He releases his first record, The Original Harlem Slim, which was named one of the top 15 albums by Other Music in 2012.

Deler leads the men's, women's and children's graphic design teams for Tommy Hilfiger in New York City.

More profile about the speaker
Tito Deler | Speaker | TED.com