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La Vela Puerca - De atar View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Uruguay

Listen to Uruguayan rock band La Vela Puerca's single, "De atar," from their 2004 album, “A Contraluz.”

La Vela Puerca - Se le va View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Uruguay

Uruguayan rock band, La Vela Puerca's intriguing single, "Se le va," is from their 2011 album, "Piel y hueso."

No te va a gustar - Chau

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Uruguay

Enjoy the music video for the song "Chau" by No te va a gustar, a rock band from Uruguay also known by its initials NTVG. Featuring a cute girl and her origami robot, this video is sweet but quite sad at the end.

Gonzalo Yáñez - Dispara

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Uruguay

Uruguayan musician Gonzalo Yáñez has been making music from a very young age. After working with different groups, he began his solo career in 2004. In this song, the title track of his latest album, he blends acoustic guitar with synthesized sounds, and the catchiness of the chorus contrasts with the darkness of the narrative lyrics.

Biografía - Natalia Oreiro - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Argentina, Uruguay

When a strange man insists he is Natalia’s true father, she is oddly sympathetic, “we all know about el proceso.” But do we? The “process” is shorthand for the era of military dictatorships that engulfed the Southern Cone in the mid 70’s. During this era, untold numbers of infants of suspected “subversives” were kidnapped, often taken by police or military members to raise as their own.

Biografía - Natalia Oreiro - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Uruguay

The show biz life can be cruel, even when you’re young, talented and beautiful. Though she came from nearby Uruguay, Natalia’s Argentine peers in their native Buenos Aires weren’t afraid to let her know she was a stranger infringing on their turf.

Biografía - Natalia Oreiro - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Uruguay

Winning the Xuxa Paquita contest convinced her to move to Buenos Aires. Unfortunately for Natalia, it wasn’t easy to be sixteen and out on her own. She was lonely, and she struggled, but pride and her fierce ambition kept her from quitting.

Biografía - Natalia Oreiro - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Uruguay

Natalia was quickly growing up. Like most teens, she was anxious to explore the world. At thirteen she began to go out dancing with her best friend, Rosa. Ivan, the high school hunk, was to become her first love.

Biografía - Natalia Oreiro - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Uruguay

Natalia reflects on her first real experiences with acting and modeling. As a young girl she was drawn to the stage, performing in many of her high school’s chorus and theatrical productions. Her mature stage presence and passion for the art soon landed her a number of roles in paid advertisements. She was well on her way to becoming a star.

Muñeca Brava - 1 Piloto - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Argentina, Uruguay

In the previous segment we found Milagros and Gloria shaking it to un ritmo vallenato from Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Upon her return to the convent, Milagros is singing Ricky Maravilla’s ¿Que tendrá el petiso? which probably got it’s inspiration from Locas Por El Mambo, a huge 1950 Havana hit from the great Beny Moré.

Biografía - Natalia Oreiro - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Uruguay

Though Natalia Oreiro may seem to have it all—talent, beauty, brains, personality and success—she wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Her family suffered economically, and moved many times trying to better their situation. This was a bit unsettling for little Natalia, and perhaps contributed to her being a handful for her primary school teachers.

Biografía - Natalia Oreiro - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Uruguay

Muñeca Brava’s Natalia Oreiro came into the world on the 19th of March, 1977, in Montevideo, Uruguay. She showed early signs of being extraordinary, but was also quite a handful for her young parents. Her love of art and showmanship quickly manifested itself, and as a young child she spent hours singing into a tape recorder and along with the radio!!

Biografía - Pablo Echarri - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Uruguay

As a young student, Pablo was smart enough to use his charm and good lucks to get the girls to do his work for him. But when it came to opportunities to perform, this he did himself whenever he got the chance.

Biografía - Pablo Echarri - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Uruguay

Pablo’s sister, Roxa, came on the scene when he was seven. Like millions of little children before him, faced with the arrival of a rival, he was none too pleased. Today they are inseparable.

Biografía - Pablo Echarri - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Uruguay

Echarri and his sister grew up without excess wealth, and even a hint of poverty, but they were happy. Circumstances only served to pull the family together and make them stronger.

Biografía - Pablo Echarri - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Uruguay

Pablo Echarri, Argentine heartthrob and television star, describes his earliest years in Buenos Aires. Also we hear from Pablo’s father about his experiences as a new parent for the very first time.

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