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.
Located in the beautiful Genal Valley in the Serrania de Ronda comarca in the province of Málaga, the gorgeous town of Genalguacil, Spain, has been deemed a "museum town" due to the permanent artwork that is seamlessly interspersed throughout it. Let's hear more from our host, Fermin, about what else this unique city has to offer.
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.
Which historical figure is Idoia from El Aula Azul describing? Listen to her clues, and dare to guess!
After providing us with clues, Ester from El Aula Azul dares us to guess which historical figure she's describing. Are you up to the challenge?
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.
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.
After shedding some light on the flash fiction genre and providing us with some examples, Carlos finally reads us the piece with which he placed among the finalists at a prominent flash fiction contest in Barcelona. Can you understand any of the meaning behind it?