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Enanitos Verdes - Luz de día View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Argentina

Who is this woman that Marciano Cantero met in Denver one winter evening? (Madonna?) It may have been a temporary affair, but the song it inspired has endured, proving to be one of the Enanitos Verdes’ biggest crowd pleasers, as you can see from this concert footage.

Liquits - Desde Que View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Mexico

So what is it with this Latin American love of ska, a Jamaican genre from the early 60’s that’s had a second coming amongst British and American bands since the early 80’s? Lucky for us, ska is almost always sung very clearly, in short, catchy, easy to understand phrases. Liquits hails from Mexico City, but this award winning group has been hopping continents to record and play for a growing audience since 1993. The animation is ¡padrisimo!

Javier García - EPK - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Argentina, Spain

¿Quién es Javier García? With his producer (and “Brokeback” score Oscar winner) Gustavo Santaolalla, Javier Garcia talks about his roots and influences. Also, we learn about some noted musicians who contributed to the album 13, including the great trumpet player, Arturo Sandoval.

Javier García - EPK - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Argentina, Spain

We’ve all heard of the bolero, which has its modern roots in nineteenth century Santiago de Cuba (even though we might not be able to hum one on cue). But what about the cuartetazo? Born in Córdoba, Argentina, and derived from Spanish and Italian dances, the name is derived from the fact that the earliest players were invariably four-piece bands. The rhythm is similar to merengue.

Javier García - La Rumba View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Javier Garcia was born in Madrid to a Cuban father and spent his earliest years in Spain before heading to boarding school in Ireland (from whence his mother comes), finishing high school in Miami after the age of 16. So what kind of Spanish accent does he have? Well, by his own admission, something of a Cuban one when he sings, a kind of a Spanish one when he talks… (we called him and asked!)

Rafael T. - Viaje al norte View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Guatemala

Marriage and children bring with them needs and responsiblities that a soltero doesn’t have. Rafael hopes to grow his small pharmacy into a cadena of drug stores that he can use to benefit his wife and kids. To raise the necessary capital, Rafael is working abroad for a few years.

Bloque - Nena

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

What if you took a bunch of musical aces from Bogotá and asked them to cook up a picante take on the Led Zeppelin classic “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You”? Wonder no longer…

Taimur - Taimur canta View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Recently the song Mesa Que Mas Aplauda from the Mexican group Climax had reached coastal Venezuela and was blasting from every bootleg music kiosk and bus stereo, and its catchy, inane, meaningless refrain za za za, yakuza, yakuza was on the lips of every impressionable child from 5 to 50. Taimore was no exception (nor were we!)

Taimur - Taimur habla View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Young Taimur’s Spanish is not quite as easy for the non-native as that of his neighborhood pal Zulbani, but he does have a lot of interesting things to say! Listen up, because our young friend presents an opportunity to hear some expressions and turns of phase you may have not heard before.

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 13 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Argentina

Viewer Discretion Advised

Cianuro is, as you may have guessed, the Spanish term for “cyanide,” a poison that has long been used to propel dramatic intrigue. In Gabriel García Márquez’ “Love in the Time of Cholera,” for example, the photographer kills himself with it. Watch closely for the lethal chemistry cameo.

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 12 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Argentina

Viewer Discretion Advised

Gala says she is ill in the guardia of a hospital, but that doesn’t seem to be the case at all. Meanwhile, Majo is intent on interrupting her husband’s enjoyment of a good book.

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 11 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Argentina

Viewer Discretion Advised

What exactly does Soledad care about that fellow’s uncle? And is the former child star really concerned with the girls’ ability to earn a living? Stay tuned…

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 10 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Argentina

Viewer Discretion Advised

Gloria and Majo are still on the same job but inhabit different planets. Meanwhile Melina connives to plant seeds of desertion in Gala’s unsuspecting head…

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 9 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Argentina

Viewer Discretion Advised

The meaning of fascista is self-evident, but Southern Cone countries also use facho. Balas, of course, are “bullets” but in some countries also have the alternately slang meaning of “homosexuals” or “gays.” Balas and Fachos are, evidently, also the names of tv shows in which Majo and Gloria’s young client stars.

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 8 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Argentina

Viewer Discretion Advised

When we ask for two, we’re happy to get any, but Melina is a lady not used to being short ordered, abril bello or no…

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 7 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Argentina

Viewer Discretion Advised

Goods and services that show up on our urban doorsteps are the ultimate in convenience. Latin Americans love el delivery as much as anyone, maybe even moreso.

Zulbani - Trip to Merida

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Venezuela

Sometimes it’s nearly impossible to understand younger folks speaking in a language that’s not native to you, and other times it’s extremely easy. Luckily, Zulbani falls into the latter category! Let’s listen while she tells us about her trip to Mérida, up in the Andes.

Julieta - Promo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Argentina

What in the world is Yabla? Julieta explains it to you, and all in in under two and a half minutes! Don’t worry if you don’t speak Spanish, it’s all subtitled and captioned, with plenty of features to help you soak up any new language muy pronto! What are you waiting for? Fire up the video!

Muñeca Brava - 1 Piloto - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Argentina

Milagros is sidelined from the fútbol match and forced to peddle soda pop to pay for the team’s new shoes. Meanwhile el patrón is getting the 3rd degree from his mum, who lets on to us that he’s got a guacho child of his own on the loose—spawned with the butler’s sister?

Muñeca Brava - 1 Piloto - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Argentina

It seems the brother-in-law is having an affair with the cook’s daughter, who is trying to get him to help her out of her maid’s uniform, and not only during the wee hours of the morning. But it doesn’t seem like “el patrón” is in the mood to be doing any favors for his wife’s brother, does it now?

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