31 diciembre 2008

La canción de la semana #152

For me, discovery of this year was Algerian-French singer-songwriter Soha. Her debut album D'ici et d'ailleurs (actually recorded in 2007) is sung mostly in French. However, the opening song, Tourbillon (Serre-moi fort si tu m'aimes) (audio | video | lyrics), is a beautiful mix of French and Spanish.

    Dime el amor, dime el cielo
    dis moi la vie et comment vont les gens
    dime el sol, dime el verano
    dis moi le monde et des droles d'habitants

    dis moi le jour, le depart
    las cosas que valen esperar
    dis moi la joie, dis moi l'espoir
    mais ne dis jamais au revoir...
¡Feliz año nuevo, amig@s!


22 diciembre 2008

La canción de la semana #151

This week's song is Hay un son by Orishas, the hip-hop band originally formed by four musicians from Havana (read more). This song appears on their triple (2 CD/ 1 DVD) album Antidiotico.

¡Feliz Navidad!

12 diciembre 2008

La canción de la semana #150

I heard the song Homenaje a Justino on the Top of the World CD of the latest (January/February 2009) issue of Songlines magazine. Web search brought no free music of Grupo Socavón except for this rather poor quality video. This song appears on this wonderful compilation of music from Pacific coast of Colombia, called (unsurprisingly) Pacifico Colombiano.