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Luis Guitarra - Todo es de todos - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Guitarra teaches us to play his song "Todo es de todos" [Everything Belongs to Everyone] on the guitar. If you want to see how this song sounds live, enjoy a performance here.

Música andina - La quena View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Michael Guajan surprises us with yet another Andean instrument, in this case, the quena. Michael tells us about its origin, its different varieties, and its use in both Andean and world music.

Música andina - Los orígenes de la guitarra View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

In this episode of his series on Andean music, Michael shares with us some interesting facts about the guitar's origins and evolution.

Villancicos - Jacky canta "Noche de Paz" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

This time, Jacky teaches us another beautiful Christmas carol, "Noche Paz" [Night of Peace], to the tune of "Silent Night."

Luis Guitarra - Todo es de todos - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Guitarra performs for us one of his favorite songs, "Todo es de todos" [Everything Belongs to Everyone]. Guitarra composed the song decades ago as part of an international campaign that called for foreign debt cancellation for impoverished countries.

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.

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.

Sonido Babel - La cumbia View Series

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.

Kowy - Ella

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Kowy from Ecuador sings his song, "Ella" [She] for Yabla, accompanied by his guitar. Have fun listening!

Jacky - Canción de los pájaros View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Colombia

Jacky sings a popular spring song. Let's learn Spanish by singing!

Jacky - Canción de la granjera View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Colombia

The English representation of the sound that a rooster makes is "cock-a-doodle-doo," but what is it in Spanish? Learn this and more as Jacky sings us the "Farmer's Song."

Música andina - Ritmos andinos con violín View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Accompanied by his impressive violin playing, Michael shares with us the use of this instrument during various Andean festivities as well as its origin and evolution since the times of the Spanish conquest.

Música andina - Ritmos andinos con guitarra View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

South America's Andean cultural legacy is one of the most interesting and beautiful on the continent and includes music from countries like Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Michael delights us by playing a variety of different rhythms from these countries and more.

Música andina - El hualaycho View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Michael shows us yet another enchanting Andean instrument called the hualaycho, which is typically played in January and February during the Carnival celebrations in Potosi, Bolivia.

Música andina - La tarka View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Michael shares with us his knowledge about the tarka, an Andean musical instrument played often at traditional celebrations in Bolivia and Peru.

Villancicos - Gonzalo canta "Campana sobre campana" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Gonzalo from Spain invites us to listen to the beautiful Christmas carol, "Campana sobre campana" [Bell on Top of Bell].

Villancicos - Jacky canta "A La Nanita Nana" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

"A La Nanita Nana" is a traditional lullaby in honor of the Baby Jesus that has become a very popular Christmas carol within the Spanish-speaking world.

Juanes - La Plata View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia

Accompanied by current Latin rhythms and influenced by vallenato (one of Colombia's most representative musical genres), "La Plata" [Money] is an upbeat tune in Colombian artist Juanes' signature style, with a special guest appearance by Colombian reggaeton artist, Lalo Ebratt.

Luis Miguel - La Bikina View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Mexico

Luis Miguel performs his famous tune, "La Bikina," which refers to a tormented woman. Composed by Ruben Fuentes, some say he coined the term after seeing women in bikinis during a walk on the beach, while others claim it was inspired by a legend during the times of the Cristeros in Jalisco, Mexico.

Jorge Celedón, Vicentico - Si Me Dejan

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Argentina, Colombia

"Si Me Dejan" (If They Leave Me) is a collaboration between Colombian Vallenato sensation, Jorge Celedón, and Vicentico, the former frontman of the Argentinean ska band, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (The Fabulous Cadillacs).

Jarabe de Palo - Agua View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Spain

The narrator of the 1998 single, “Agua,” from Spanish rock band, Jarabe de Palo’s second album, Depende, wants far more than his friend from their seemingly ambiguous relationship.

Juan Luis Guerra - La Travesía View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Dominican Republic

Juan Luis Guerra, undoubtedly the most well-known musician from the Dominican Republic, performs his song "La Travesía" [The Journey] live.

Vicentico - Los Caminos de la Vida View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Argentina

Argentinean singer/songwriter Vincentico was part of the acclaimed group, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, before becoming a solo artist in 2001. His cover of the poignant song, "Los Caminos de la Vida" [The Roads of Life], was released as a part of his second solo album, "Los Rayos" [The Rays] in 2004 and speaks to the fact that the reality of life is often different from what we expected.

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