Isaac and Nora melt the hearts with a traditional Cuban song

Isaac and Nora (Isaac et Nora), two talented siblings from Quimper, France (originally from Seoul, South Korea) melt the hearts around the world with their cover of a Cuban song “Veinte Años” .

This famous song is from the traditional Cuban repertoire, written in 1935 by Guillermina Aramburu and María Teresa Vera.

Less than a week after its release, their video has been seen more than 27 million times and ten thousands of likes (scroll down to see the video).

let us find out more about them.


Isaac and Nora

Isaac (11 years old) plays trumpet and drums, Nora (8 years old) sings, plays accordion and ukulele, while their father Nicolas accompanies them on guitar, Uncle Thomas on accordion, Romain on the tuba, and many musician friends. The person who is filming them is their mother, Catherine.

Nora has a very beautiful voice and a very attractive character that reminds us with another amazing 5-Year-Old girl  “Claire” sings and plays ukulele. 

Today, Their popularity on YouTube is phenomenal, with tens of thousands of people following their progress on social media. Their success on the internet helped them to release their first album, “Jazz (& Love) Studies“.

Their repertoire is mainly based on jazz standards but also they play various kinds of music. They have made a cover of “The Thrill Is Gone”, the blues standard song, composed by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson. They also published versions of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, Eurythmics’s “Sweet Dreams”, and Nina Simone’s “My Baby Just Cares For Me” . 

*Here are some “Must Know” jazz standards that musicians love to cover them:


You can listen to the original song “Veinte años” here:

Veinte anos lyrics:

Veinte años

¿Qué te importa que te ame,
si tú no me quieres ya?
El amor que ya ha pasado
no se debe recordar.
Fui la ilusión de tu vida
un día lejano ya.
Hoy represento el pasado,
no me puedo conformar.
Si las cosas que uno quiere
se pudieran alcanzar,
tú me quisieras lo mismo
que veinte años atrás.
Con qué tristeza miramos
un amor que se nos va:
es un pedazo del alma
que se arranca sin piedad.

Veinte anos lyrics English :

Twenty years
Why do you care if I love you,
if you don’t do it anymore?
Love which has already left,
must not be remembered.
I was your life’s illusion,
one distant day.
Today, I represent the past,
can’t stay quiet.
If the things one wants,
could be reached,
you would love me the same
as twenty years in the past.
With sadness we look at
this love which goes away,
it’s a part of one’s soul,
that tears itself apart, merciless.
If you like their cover of this song, maybe you would like to listen them performing “The thrill is gone” cover  too.

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