Translating Teen Musical Tastes

October 4, 2007

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These students are all from Salgótarján, Hungary. (Photo by Civertan Grafikai Stúdió)
This year hundreds of high school students from around the world are taking up temporary residency in Chicago. They’re the latest batch of foreign exchange students—kids who spend time studying abroad. The number of teenagers from different parts of the world got Radio M’s Tony Sarabia thinking: what kinds of music do they listen to? Is it the same brand of pop on U.S. radio or what American kids are loading into their I-pods?