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Alberto Jiménez - Causalidad - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Alberto Jimenez put together 10 of his latest songs for the album “Causalidad,” released in 2009 throughout Venezuela. Here, he tells us the story behind the production of it.

Alberto Jiménez - Causalidad - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Alberto Jimenez’s album “Causalidad” was released in 2009 throughout Venezuela. Listen to snippets of songs and hear the rest of the story behind the production of it.

Bajofondo Tango Club - Mar Dulce - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Argentina

Bajofondo is the fusion of different musicians from the Rio de La Plata area, Uruguayans and Argentineans. In 2003, they won the Latin Grammy for “Best Pop Instrumental Album” for their new genre: Electronic Tango. We interviewed Luciano Supervielle and Martín Ferres after a show in Germany about their most recent European tour.

Bajofondo Tango Club - Mar Dulce - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Argentina

Bajofondo is, according to the group, a “collective of composers, singers and artists.” They started out as the Bajofondo Tango Club with a strong tango influence, but have since broadened their sound. Here they talk about the collective and begin a discussion of their sound.

Banda Pioneros - ¡Conócelos!

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Meet some of the members of Banda Pionero, a Sinaloa style band from Mazatlan, Mexico. These guys are really friendly and even sang a capella for us.

Belanova - Entrevista - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Mexico

Why is it that some musicians have such synergy together? Belanova describes the fusión that is created when each distinct musical personality comes together, and how this unique “fusion” has brought them from after-class practice to stadium-filled tours.

Belanova - Entrevista - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Edgar Huerta, keyboardist of Belanova, refers to Joselo of Cafe Tacuva as un cuate. The word comes from the indigenous Nahuatl word coatl, which means “twin.” But Joselo is not Edgar’s gemelo, cuate is known by all Mexicans to refer to a “good buddy,” a “dear friend.”

Belanova - Entrevista - Part 3 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Mexico

Belanova is appreciative and proud that so many of Latin America’s and Mexico’s biggest stars, such Joselo and Coti saw fit to take the time to join them on their tour. The band is humble, but not without ambition; they have set their sites beyond the habla hispana, seeing potential fans in Australia, Italy and even Japan.

Belanova - Entrevista - Part 4 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

These guys are partially obsessed with stardom, or at least with astronomy. Now they’re talking about “el núcleo de Belanova,” the core of their energy.

Bersuit Vergarabat - EPK - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Argentina

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In this Electronic Press Kit (EPK), Bersuit Vergarabat’s members talk about the inspirations for and the process behind many of the songs on their album, Hijos del Culo, while talking a bit about the social commentary that runs strongly throughout their music.

Bersuit Vergarabat - EPK - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Argentina

In part two of the EPK, Bersuit gives background to the remaining songs on Hijos del Culo revealing more of their take on politics and society. Note the way they mix humor and seriousness in their definitions of “psicópata.”

Biografía - Enrique Iglesias View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Argentina, Spain

Enrique Iglesias discusses his record “Cosas del Amor”, and calls it the best recording he’s made in his career so far. He also discusses tricks for sneaking cheat notes into an exam and flirts shamelessly with the interviewer.

Bomba Estéreo - Bomba Bomba View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

In Colombia, costeño y cachaco are almost opposite terms. Costeños, that is de la costa, people from the Coast, are usually depicted as festive, noisy, and colorful people who really enjoy killing time. Cachaco is usually the name given to people from the capital, Bogotá, and they’re characterized by elegance; they’re always dressed up and in control of their emotions. One group is seen as lazy, the other as boring. Regional differences aside, Bomba Stereo is a fresh musical mix of both regions.

Bunbury - Entrevista Con Enrique Bunbury - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

We had the chance to interview Spanish superstar Enrique Bunbury about his music, his art. The former Héroes del Silencio lead singer has been enjoying a successful solo career since 1996. Now he’s promoting his most recent album, Las consecuencias, which couldn’t be more different from his previous album.

Bunbury - Entrevista Con Enrique Bunbury - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

“Reinvention” could be Bunbury’s middle name. He’s a prolific composer, always finding inspiration in various books, movies, songs, and moods. And he thrives on creative collaborations. In the second part of YABLA’s exclusive interview, Bunbury opens up and tells us about the creative process behind his music.

Carli Muñoz - Componer View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Puerto Rico

We asked Carli Muñoz if he’d play a few bars of his latest compositions, and, luckily for us, he obliged. One of the tunes, “Portrait of Mia,” was written for his brand-new hija, Mia. We’re wondering if he’ll ever address her as mi’ja.

Carli Muñoz - Los Años Rock - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Puerto Rico

“Rock en español” is what we refer to the relatively new movement of musicians from Spanish speaking countries singing in their native language. Back in the sixties and seventies, these musicians were taken up with rock like much of the rest of the world, but they sang in English. Puerto Rican Carli Muñoz explains while looking back over his career.

Carli Muñoz - Niñez - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Puerto Rico

Being a rebel is an undeniable part of becoming a rock star, and that’s something that Carli Muñoz couldn’t avoid when he was a kid. He had a head full of music, but little patience for music lessons. Lucky for him, the owner of the instrument store let him pound out his own musical education on the store piano.

Carli Muñoz - Niñez - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Puerto Rico

Some people say that rock ‘n roll is half attitude and half talent. We already know that Carli had enough disrespect for the rules to make it and in this video he makes it clear that he has enough respect for the music to complete the equation.

Choc Quib Town Interview - Eso es lo que hay

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

ChocQuibTown is a name everyday more common on Colombian airwaves and dance floors. Their mix of traditional rhythms from el Pacífico with hip-hop elements and a heavy dose of “funky” is earning them a place on the playlists of both young listeners as well as a more traditional audience. In this Yabla-exclusive interview, we had the chance to chat with the band about where, exactly, it’s all at.

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