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: 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: Gente de Zona – La Gozadera

  It’s viernes de nuevo. Welcome to another Friday Canción. Hispanic Heritage Month ended on October 15 but I still want to share this song with you today.  After all at Over The Andes we celebrate Hispanic and Latino culture all year through!   Today’s cancion de viernes is La Gozera by Gente de Zona […]

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FRIDAY CANCIÓN: Bamboléo by The Gipsy Kings

Welcome back to Friday Canción!  Today’s weekend starting, foot tapping tune is one most should easily recognise… La canción de viernes: Bamboléo by The Gipsy Kings. Every time I hear this song it makes me happy and makes me want to dance.  I so wish I had better coordination! The song has both Samba and Flamenco elements […]

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Friday Canción: Suavemente Face-Off

Hola mis amigos. It’s almost the weekend once again and it’s time to get moo-oo-oo-ooving!  Today’s canción de viernes is Suavemente.  But I’m giving you two versions of this song and you can tell me which one is your favourite. The first video is the original version version by Elvis Crespo.  Named after the famous […]

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