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Sonido Babel - La cumbia

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

various

This first edition of "Sonido Babel" [Babel Sound] is devoted to one of the most famous Latin American musical genres: cumbia. Originally from Colombia, its rhythm and infectious energy can now be found on every corner of the earth.

Sonido Babel - La rumba cubana

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Cuba, Venezuela

Antonio shares with us some fascinating facts about rumba, a popular Cuban rhythm, from its African roots to its influence on other musical genres.

Sonido Babel - El candombe de Uruguay

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Uruguay, Venezuela

What is candombe? In this episode from Sonido Babel [Babel Sound], we'll travel to Uruguay to find out more about this musical style that is influenced by more than twenty different African cultures as well as the indigenous Charrúas and Guaranis, the Spanish, and the Portuguese.

Sonido Babel - El porro colombiano

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia, Venezuela

Let's discover yet another upbeat Colombian musical genre with Antonio, porro, by listening to its melody and witnessing how it is danced.

Sonido Babel - El rap

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

In this episode of Sonido Babel [Babel Sound], we'll learn a bit about the origin and history of rap music. We've even invited rapper Junior High to join us, who'll help you learn more Spanish with a very special rap.

Sonido Babel - Los quitiplás

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

Babel Music introduces us to the quitiplás, a fascinating musical instrument from Mestizo America that is made of bamboo and comes in different sizes and pitches.

Sonido Babel - La plena de Puerto Rico

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Puerto Rico, Venezuela

In this episode of Sonido Babel, we'll learn about plena: a musical genre from Puerto Rico that is played with a multitude of different instruments and deals with a plethora of topics from religion, events, recipes, advice, and even superstitions.

Sonido Babel - El cuatro venezolano - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

In this episode of "Sonido Babel" [Babel Sound], we are introduced to Venezuela's national instrument: the cuatro, which can be heard in almost all Venezuelan folk music.

Sonido Babel - El cuatro venezolano - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

In this second part of our series on the Venezuelan cuatro, musician Leonardo Lozano explains to us how the manner in which this traditional instrument is played varies between geographical regions.

Sonido Babel - El cuatro venezolano - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

In this third part of the series on the Venezuelan cuatro, Leonardo Lozano shares with us the names and functions of some of the parts that comprise it.

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