Friday Canción: Bolero

Hola mis amigos, Today we are taking another glimpse into Latin culture through music.  This time we’re talking about Bolero music.  Bolero refers to a type of music and to its associated dances.  Interestingly, the origins of this musical genre is two fold.  The older version of Bolero dates back to 18th century Spain and […]

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FRIDAY CANCIÓN: Manos al Aire by Nelly Furtado

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is a more upbeat one, even if it’s about a love gone wrong.  Let’s dive into Manos al Aire by Nelly Furtado.   Nelly Furtado is a Canadian singer and songwriter who is the daughter of Portuguese parents.  Her success in the music […]

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Friday Canción: Cinco de Mayo Songs

Hola, Otra vez es viernes.  And it’s also almost May 5th once again.  You remember the significance of Cinco de Mayo, right? It was the day in 1862 when a small, armed Mexican battalion faced off against the larger and stronger, invading French forces under the command of Napoleon III.  The steadfast determination of the […]

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FRIDAY CANCIÓN: Olvido by Amaral

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is another beautiful and haunting melody.  Olvido is sung by the Spanish group Amaral.  The band consists of Eva Amaral and Juan Aguirre, who write their songs together. The band’s musical style is mostly identified as pop rock, but it is often fused with […]

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FRIDAY CANCIÓN: El Cóndor Pasa by Los Fronterizos

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is something a bit slower and more ‘traditional’ than our usual.  We’re taking a listen to Argentinian Folk music, through a song that is claimed by much of Latin America… El Cóndor Pasa by Los Fronterizos.   Los Fronterizos was an Argentine musical […]

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Friday Canción: La Bicicleta by Carlos Vives ft. Shakira

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is La Bicicleta by Carlos Vives and Shakira You met Carlos in the last Friday Canción and we talked about the vallenato echoes to his music.  In today’s Friday Canción Carlos is joined by fellow Colombian singer, Shakira!  Internationally, she may be a little more […]

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FRIDAY CANCIÓN: Carito by Carlos Vives

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is Carito by Carlos Vives.   Carlos Vives (Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo) is a Colombian singer, songwriter and actor. He began his career in the mid 1980s when he focussed on traditional vallenato and cumbia sounds.  As his career progressed and evolved he […]

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Friday Canción: Para Que La Vida by Enrique Iglesias

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is Para Que La Vida by Enrique Iglesias. Okay I have a confession… I absolutely adore Enrique Iglesias.  Lol.  Don’t think it was much of a secret!!!  Anyway, I couldn’t resist sharing another one of his musical renditions with you today.  So please enjoy […]

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Friday Canción: La Camisa Negra by Juanes

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is La Camisa Negra by Juanes. For the last Friday Canción we were all about love and everlasting devotion to that one special person.  But what happens if the love doesn’t last?  What happens when the love becomes a poison and leaves a […]

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