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Gloria Estefan - Mi Tierra View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Cuba, Miami

The song, "Mi Tierra" [My Land], by Cuban American artist, Gloria Estefan's third album of the same name, celebrates her Cuban roots.

La Dame Blanche - Esa Noche View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Cuba


This love song tells the story of a lost opportunity and a new adventure, all in the same night.

Español en las calles - Varias expresiones

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, USA, Venezuela

Although one language unites the people from all Spanish-speaking countries, it is useful- and fun- to become familiar with the different vocabulary and expressions utilized by Spanish speakers from various nations.

La Calle 8 - Un recorrido fascinante

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela

Welcome to Miami's Calle Ocho, a street in Miami which allows us to catch a glimpse not only of Cuban culture, but also the various other Latin American cultures which merge and congregate there.

Calle 13 - Ojos Color Sol ft. Silvio Rodríguez View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Cuba, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 and famed Cuban singer-songwriter, Silvio Rodriguez, team up to bring us this tune about how love can turn one's world around. Its charming video won the 2015 Latin Grammy award for Best Short Form Music Video

Alex Sandunga - Déjala

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Cuba

Famed actor, rapper and producer, Alex Sanduga, was born in Havana, Cuba. Here is his famous 2013 single, "Déjala."

Alexis Valdés - Canción de la semana

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Cuba

Alexis Valdés, Cuban singer, actor, comedian, film producer and screenwriter brings you "Song of the Week." The days go by, but love doesn't.

Warapo - Ella prefiere

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Cuba

Viewer Discretion Advised

In this song, the Cuban group Warapo sings about a fiery woman who does what she wants to without caring what others think. Not unlike Frank Sinatra, she does it “her way” (a su manera).

Orishas - Nací Orishas View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Cuba

Even if Orishas left Cuba looking for new fortunes, they never forgot where they came from. In Nací Orishas, they’re singing to the same streets where they grew up.

Orishas - Entrevista Canal Plus View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Cuba, Spain

The Cuban band Orishas went all the way from starving artists to well fed ambassadors of Latin Hip Hop. Let’s listen in as even Spaniards ask for some explanation of the Cuban slang and cultural references found in the song “El Kilo.”

Orishas - El Kilo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Cuba

Orishas is the most famous Cuban band of recent years. They have achieved fame and glory all over Europe and Latin America. Even those who don’t understand their lyrics (sometimes hard enough even for Spanish speakers) can’t seem to keep their hips and shoulders still.

Gardi - Leña apagada

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Cuba

We associate Cuban Music with powerful drums, breathtaking mulatas and a bunch of smiles flying across the dance floor. But every coin has two sides and Gardi, one of the newest voices of Cuban Pop, bring us this sad, soft and smoky song that’s ready to move our feelings instead of our bodies.

Gloria Estefan - No Llores View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Cuba

Cuban born Gloria Estefan’s album 90 Millas is a collection of songs inspired by her native country and recorded with many Latin American collaborators including Jose Feliciano, Carlos Santana, Arturo Sandoval, Andy Garcia, and a who’s who of prominent Cuban musicians.

Orishas - ¿Qué Pasá? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Cuba

¿Qué bolá? That’s ¿Qué pasa? (What’s up?) in Havana, where your “homeboy” is your “monina,” your “consorte,” or simply ‘asere.’ Here we find musical giants Las Orishas back in the old barrio of Vedado.

Javier García - Me Gustaría View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Cuba, Spain

Viewer Discretion Advised

If you have ever seen Almodovar’s Matador you are familiar with the “black widow” phenomenon. Javier García explores the same territory here, tongue firmly in cheek, in his remix video for Me Gustaría, which might make you think twice before chatting up that sexy pole dancer you meet at the airport.

Javier García - Tranquila View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Cuba, Spain

Javier Garcia. Keep your ear to the sound system, we’re catching his tunes popping up at downtown lounges and restaurants. Come along for a ride as our man is at the helm of the tranquila bus. This song was Javier’s first release, and garnered gold records in three countries. It’s guaranteed to have you moving “suave, suavecito.”

Javier García - Me Gustaría, Remix View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Cuba, Spain

Me Gustaria blends Cuban son, guajira and charanga, accented with a little hip-hop. Javier Garcia “would like” to please your musical palate, give it a listen!

Javier García - Lagrimas Negras View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Cuba, Spain

If Javier doesn’t get you swinging, swaying and stumbling over your two left feet with this tune, you’re at the wrong site! The trumpet is courtesy of the incomparable Arturo Sandoval, who we had the pleasure of seeing at the Blue Note a while back. A drunken and noisy Tom Jones showed up mid-set with full entourage, causing the fiery Sandoval to call for ¡cállate!

Javier García - A Casa View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Cuba, Spain

Ever find it nearly impossible to get home after a rough night out? Javier Garcia gives musical life to just such a scenario in A Casa. Cuídate, it’s a catchy tune!

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