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Cleer y Lía - A mamá View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Cleer's daughter Lía recites for her a beautiful poem entitled "A mamá" [To Mom] by Mogollón and Solano.

Sonido Babel - Los quitiplás View Series

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 - El rap View Series

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.

El Aula Azul - Adivina personajes históricos - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

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?

Sonido Babel - El porro colombiano View Series

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 candombe de Uruguay View Series

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 - La rumba cubana View Series

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.

Cleer - La princesa y el guisante View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

Have you ever heard the story of "The Princess and the Pea"? Cleer reads us this classic fairytale.

Otavalo - Maestro violinista View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Let's get to know Gato Amantu Cabascango Garzon, a world-renowned violin maker who resides in Otavalo, Ecuador.

Amaya - Vínculo: un mural muy especial View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Amaya tells us the story behind "Vínculo" [Bond], a very special mural painted by renowned Spanish artist Adrian Torres at her donkey sanctuary.

Sonido Babel - La cumbia View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

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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.

Aprendiendo con Carlos - El microrrelato - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

After reading us his flash fiction story, "Para siempre" [Forever], Carlos offers some insight into the historical backdrop, events, and characters that inspired him.

Aprendiendo con Carlos - El microrrelato - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

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?

Isabel Lavesa - Dibujo en acuarela View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Do you know anything about watercolor painting? For Isabel, it's a hobby that relaxes her and lets her imagination fly. Let's learn some basic tips about watercolor materials and techniques— and get to work!

Aprendiendo con Carlos - El microrrelato - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

Let's listen to a couple of examples of flash fiction stories to better understand what this literary genre is all about. Entitled "Destino" [Fate] and "Soñando despierta" [Daydreaming], both pieces received awards at prestigious international flash fiction contests.

Aprendiendo con Carlos - El microrrelato - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

In the first part of this series, Carlos introduces us to the characteristics of flash fiction, a literary genre distinguished by its succinctness and ability to capture the reader from the first word to the last.

Cleer - Rafael Pombo y "Pastorcita" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Cleer tells us about the fascinating life of Colombian poet, children's author, and diplomat, Rafael Pombo, and reads us, "Pastorcita" [Little Shepherdess], one of his most renowned pieces.

Guillermina y Candelario - Un Dia de Pesca - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

On a fishing excursion, Guillermina and Candelario are confused when their grandfather decides to toss back a fish they catch.

Guillermina y Candelario - Un Dia de Pesca - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Guillermina and Candelario are excited to embark on a fishing trip with their beloved grandpa.

Guillermina y Candelario - Una Amiga muy Presumida - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

A competition between Guillermina and her frog friend demonstrates each of their individual strengths.

Guillermina y Candelario - Una Amiga muy Presumida - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Guillermina hopes to learn to jump from her friend, the frog, until the frog demonstrates her true colors.

Otavalo - Artesanos View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Jose Quinchuqui, a craftsman from Otavalo, Ecuador, fills us in about some of the details of his work, the different materials he employs, and the various ways in which he and his siblings contribute to the family business.

Hugo Rodríguez - Duendes artesanales

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

We interviewed Hugo Rodriguez from Otavalo, Ecuador, whose life's work is handcrafting elves then casting spells on them. Would you like an elf with harmonizing and protective powers for your home? Contact Hugo!

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