17 septiembre 2016

La canción de la semana #544

...is La Bicicleta by Carlos Vives and Shakira. According to Wikipedia, this song marks Shakira's first ever (!) collaboration with a fellow Colombian singer.

10 septiembre 2016

La canción de la semana #543

Well, what do you know. Here in Andalucia Macarena appears to be as popular as 20 years ago. According to Wikipedia,

In VH1's 2002 documentary 100 Greatest One-hit Wonders, "Macarena" was ranked as No. 1. "Macarena" was also ranked No. 1 on a different VH1 documentary, 40 Awesomely Bad No. 1 Songs.
Whatever critics say, Macarena is here to stay. So, don't be surprised that this week's song is... Más Macarena by Gente de Zona featuring Los del Río. Enjoy.

04 septiembre 2016

La canción de la semana #542

I heard a lot (of good things) about Spanish indie band Love of Lesbian but still am not sure what to make of their music. La Noche Eterna (from their 2012 album La noche eterna. Los días no vividos), however, is unquestionably brilliant. As is this unofficial video clip directed by Sandra Suárez. The band's new album, El poeta Halley, is out now.

25 agosto 2016

24 julio 2016

La canción de la semana #536

Afro-Cuban-flamenco-jazz-funk fusionistas PATAX (Madrid) make Michael Jackson's Billie Jean sound (and look) much more interesting and fresh than the original ever was.

16 julio 2016

La canción de la semana #535

...is Carmen Prelude as performed by Eric Olsen's ReVision Quartet, featuring Don Braden on saxophones, Ratzo Harris on bass, Tim Horner on drums and Eric Olsen on piano. This interpretation of Bizet's classic appears on his latest album Sea Changes.