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Bow's Favorite Entertainer

Updated on July 6, 2011
Bettine plays to Penguins. Photo Credit:
Bettine plays to Penguins. Photo Credit:

I posted a hub about Gilmore Girls recently, because Sword and I like to watch that show, but Bow was not pleased. He made raspberries as I played the theme song. After a brief consultation, it turned out that he did not approve my choice and that he's afraid someone might think that he, an intelligent chimpanzee, likes to watch something as low brow as that.

Bow has specifically asked me to say that Gilmore Girls is not his favorite show. For one thing, why don't they have a chimpanzee in their family? For another, he doesn't like the theme song. He thinks it's too noisy. Bow prefers classical music or folk tunes. He likes music with a clear melody and a consistent beat. No unnecessary thrumming for him.

Bow's favorite entertainer is Bavarian born flautist Bettine Clemen. She is his favorite entertainer because he likes the music she plays. It also helps that she came to play just for him at his third birthday party, and on several other occasions. Once, they even had a jam session together!

Bettine and Bow jam together

Bettine is a classically trained musician. She now travels the world, entertaining on cruise ships, but at every port of call she looks for native audiences of humans and other animals. Bettine has a special gift. She establishes instant rapport with animals, and some of her most attentive audiences have included elephants, camels, and penguins -- although obviously not all at the same time!

Bettine Clemen in Flutasia

When Sword Met Bow

Bettine's autobiography is entitled: Open Your Ears to Love. She has put out a number of CDs and DVDs, including the extraordinary Love Song to a Planet. If you want to learn more about Bettine, to find out where her next public appearance is scheduled, or to get the latest information about new releases, visit her website at

Bow and I highly recommend it!

(c) 2009 Aya Katz

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