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Jacky - Mantita View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Today, Jacky sings for us "Mantita" [Blankie], a lullaby inspired by the blanket that many babies and children need to fall asleep.

Luis Guitarra - En lo profundo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Luis Guitarra sings his hundredth song for us: "En lo profundo" (Deep Down), which talks about people's important inner qualities, beyond what we see at first glance.

Música andina - El rondín View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

In this new video, our friend Michael Guaján from Otavalo, Ecuador, tells us about the origin of the "rondín," or harmonica, and the various effects that can be created with it.

Cleer y Lía - Una canción navideña en acordeón View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Cleer's daughter Lía joins us again, who, this time, will play us a popular Christmas tune on her accordion.

Jacky - Fray Santiago e Incy Wincy View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Our friend Jacky will sing for us the Spanish versions of two world-famous children's songs: "Frère Jacques" and "The Itsy Bitsy Spider."

Hispanoamericanos en Berlín - Mauricio y el maestro Arrau View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Chile

Originally from Chile, renowned rock and metal musician Mauricio Nader relocated to Berlin, where he is currently finishing his degree. Today, he will tell us about one of the musicians he most admires: world-famous Chilean piano player Claudio Arrau, who also moved to Berlin as a young artist.

Música andina - La flauta de pan View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

This time, Michael Guaján teaches us the origins of the pan flute and shows us how it is played.

Hispanoamericanos en Berlín - Manuel y El barrilito View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Manuel Guarneros was the famous Mexican singer Chavela Vargas' main guitar player. In this video, he'll share with us his perception about various Mexican accents and slang as well as performing for us a piece of the popular polka song "El barrilito" [literally "The Little Barrel"], which is known in English as Beer Barrel Polka.

Música andina - Flauta tradicional japonesa View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

This time, Michael introduces us to the traditional Japanese flute, making a musical and cultural comparison between this Asian instrument and its Andean counterpart.

Música andina - Fusiones e influencias modernas View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

In this video, Michael Guaján will teach us about the influence of modern rhythms like jazz, blues, and heavy metal on Andean music. Let's listen to some examples of such fusion played by Michael on his guitar!

Hispanoamericanos en Berlín - Virginia y el cóndor View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Peru

Soaring through the skies of South America, the Andean condor is a symbol of freedom. However, when Virginia from Peru visits a captive condor at a zoo in Berlin who appears to be a bit down, she decides to try to cheer him up by playing a beautiful tune for him.

Jorge Celedón, Franco de Vita - Será

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia, Venezuela

In the ballad "Será" [It will be], famed Venezuelan vallenato singer Jorge Celedón and Latin Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Franco De Vita team up to sing about love.

Luis Guitarra - Historia de Lucía - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

In this second part of his video about his song "Historia de Lucía" [Lucía's Story], Luis Guitarra tells us what happened in the aftermath of its release.

Música andina - La zampoña View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

The zampoña is one of the most representative instruments of Andean culture, and our friend Michael Guaján will share with us many fascinating facts about it.

Jacky - Carita redondita View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Colombia

Let's have some fun singing and learning about the different parts of the body with Jacky!

Sonido Babel - El cuatro venezolano - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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.

Sonido Babel - El cuatro venezolano - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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.

Luis Guitarra - Historia de Lucía - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Guitarra tells us about and sings "Historia de Lucía" [Lucía's Story], one of his best known and most popular songs. You can also enjoy the live version of this tune.

Sonido Babel - El cuatro venezolano - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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.

Música andina - Técnica para guitarra View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Michael brings us into the world of the Andean guitar, introducing us to some of its characteristic melodies and explaining some techniques for both playing and caring for it.

Luis Guitarra - Tocando 6 instrumentos a la vez View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Luis Guitarra faces a challenge proposed by several Yabla users: singing us a song while simultaneously playing several instruments. Can he do it?

Sonido Babel - La plena de Puerto Rico View Series

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.

Luis Guitarra - Somos transparentes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Luis Guitarra sings us a catchy melody that addresses the topic of nonverbal communication, which often provides far more insightful information about a person than whatever he or she might say.

Música andina - Técnica vocal View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Vocal technique is the control of our lungs when we sing. In this video, we'll learn some different vocal techniques that can be practiced to warm up our voices. Let's practice them together and get ready to sing!

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