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 time, Victor takes us on a tour of Caracas's most impressive shopping center, the Centro Comercial Ciudad Tamanaco [Tamanaco City Shopping Center]. Built in nineteen seventy-six to showcase Caracas as one of Latin American's most avant-garde cities, the complex experienced its heyday in the seventies and eighties but still retains its spendor today.
Eight-year-old María Manuela tells us a bit about herself before treating us to her rendition of one of Colombian folklore's best-known melodies, "Pueblito viejo" [Little Old Town] by composer José Alejandro Morales.
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.
Despite a lot of recent, negative publicity surrounding Venezuela's political and economic crises, there are many wonderful things about this country and its capital city of Caracas. Join our host, Victor Diaz, as he shows us one of its iconic sites, Plaza Francia and its obelisk.
Who doesn't to like to eat deliciously, healthily, and at the best price? This time, Fermin takes us to the organic market in the town of Coin in the province of Malaga, Spain, which is promoted by the producers and consumers of a renowned non-profit organization.