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Javier García - La Rumba

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Javier Garcia was born in Madrid to a Cuban father and spent his earliest years in Spain before heading to boarding school in Ireland (from whence his mother comes), finishing high school in Miami after the age of 16. So what kind of Spanish accent does he have? Well, by his own admission, something of a Cuban one when he sings, a kind of a Spanish one when he talks… (we called him and asked!)

Javier García - EPK - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Argentina, Spain

We’ve all heard of the bolero, which has its modern roots in nineteenth century Santiago de Cuba (even though we might not be able to hum one on cue). But what about the cuartetazo? Born in Córdoba, Argentina, and derived from Spanish and Italian dances, the name is derived from the fact that the earliest players were invariably four-piece bands. The rhythm is similar to merengue.

Javier García - EPK - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Argentina, Spain

¿Quién es Javier García? With his producer (and “Brokeback” score Oscar winner) Gustavo Santaolalla, Javier Garcia talks about his roots and influences. Also, we learn about some noted musicians who contributed to the album 13, including the great trumpet player, Arturo Sandoval.

Javier García - Tranquila

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Cuba, Spain

Javier Garcia. Keep your ear to the sound system, we’re catching his tunes popping up at downtown lounges and restaurants. Come along for a ride as our man is at the helm of the tranquila bus. This song was Javier’s first release, and garnered gold records in three countries. It’s guaranteed to have you moving “suave, suavecito.”

Javier García - Lagrimas Negras

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Cuba, Spain

If Javier doesn’t get you swinging, swaying and stumbling over your two left feet with this tune, you’re at the wrong site! The trumpet is courtesy of the incomparable Arturo Sandoval, who we had the pleasure of seeing at the Blue Note a while back. A drunken and noisy Tom Jones showed up mid-set with full entourage, causing the fiery Sandoval to call for ¡cállate!

Javier García - Me Gustaría, Remix

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Cuba, Spain

Me Gustaria blends Cuban son, guajira and charanga, accented with a little hip-hop. Javier Garcia “would like” to please your musical palate, give it a listen!

Javier García - A Casa

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Cuba, Spain

Ever find it nearly impossible to get home after a rough night out? Javier Garcia gives musical life to just such a scenario in A Casa. Cuídate, it’s a catchy tune!

Javier García - Me Gustaría

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Cuba, Spain

Viewer Discretion Advised

If you have ever seen Almodovar’s Matador you are familiar with the “black widow” phenomenon. Javier García explores the same territory here, tongue firmly in cheek, in his remix video for Me Gustaría, which might make you think twice before chatting up that sexy pole dancer you meet at the airport.

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