18 febrero 2017

La canción de la semana #566

...is Me parece perfecto by La Mambanegra, a "break salsa" band from Cali, Colombia. The band's debut album, El Callegüeso y su Malamaña, is to be released by Movimientos Records on 3 March 2017.

12 febrero 2017

La canción de la semana #565

Maite Hontelé has been already featured on this blog, and for a good reason: she is so good! Last night, she was performing once again in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and this time the weather was just perfect.

This week's song is Perdón, another famous bolero by Pedro Flores. This version, sung by Oscar D'León, appears on Maite's 2013 album Déjame Así.

03 febrero 2017

La canción de la semana #564

I'm sure you heard Safari by J Balvin, featuring Pharrell Williams and BIA. Last year, it peaked at no. 1 in Mexican and Spanish charts and I guess by now everybody has a right to be utterly sick of it. Its catchy kizomba-like rhythm and ridiculous Spanglish lyrics easily lends itself to parody, such as Ella es robusta by Werevertumorro.

21 enero 2017

La canción de la semana #562

Exactly three months ago, when Lila Downs posted this song on YouTube, I hesitated to add it to this blog. Frankly, I was hoping that within a month it won't be relevant any longer. But, alas, it is, very much. With Women's March on Washington and Sister Marches under way, I can't think of a better soundtrack for this day.

Lila Downs — El Demagogo

15 enero 2017

La canción de la semana #561

I just love Postmodern Jukebox. It seems that these guys can make a gem out of almost any song (including creations of Rihanna, Biebs and Britney Spears). Como La Flor is the PMJ's tribute to Selena, featuring the Venezuelan singer Mayré Martínez. According to the blurb, this is "el primer video de Postmodern Jukebox grabado completamente en español", and I hope it's not the last.

    Mayré Martínez: vocals
    Desiree Hazley: violin
    Lauren Baba: viola
    Artyom Manukyan: cello
    Aaron McLendon: drums
    Adam Kubota: bass
    Scott Bradlee: piano

07 enero 2017

La canción de la semana #560

¡Feliz año nuevo! Let's start the new year with Este bar by Tenerife-based five-piece Nicotine Swing. This song appears on the band's new album, named simply Nuevo.

25 diciembre 2016

La canción de la semana #558

I'm sure that you heard this song — with half an ear, maybe, but heard nonetheless. Unless you've spent this year on another planet, that is. On this planet, there's no escape. Luckily, the song is not half bad. Maybe there is a reason why Duele el Corazón got to all those chart positions other than just being performed by Enrique Iglesias with Wisin.

15 diciembre 2016

La canción de la semana #557

Frankly I have no clue who are Cubaneros (or Cuban Eros). I think they are based in Patras, but that's the extent of my knowledge. I just came across this salsa cover of LP's hit single Lost on You, the first of (so far) two videos of the band available on YouTube, and liked it more than the original. I hope you like it too.

    Anaisa Vega Castillo: vocals
    Indhira Xiques: vocals, shaker
    Panos Panagopoulos: keys and vocals
    Michalis Darmas: double bass
    Kostas Spiratos: percussion