Music is the universal language of mankind. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This quote inspired me to write this post. Music is one of the best ways to improve pronunciation, vocabulary and listening of the language.
Here are some artists who sing Spanish:
The first song I learned in Spanish was “Estoy aquí” by Shakira. At this time she was not even blonde. Shakira is a name extremely important for Latin music and her sound goes far beyond “Hips Don’t Lie”. I recommend the album “Pies Descalzos”, my favorite.
Juanes is one of the most important artists of Latin music. The sound mixes pop-rock and Latin rhythms influences. My favorite CD is Mi sangre, besides the hit “La camisa negra”, the album contains the song “Nada valgo sin tu amor”, its video was recorded in the capital of Brazil, Brasilia.
Soda Stereo – ARGENTINA
Soda Stereo was a Argentinian rock band from the 80’s/90’s. The group is regarded by critics as the most important rock band in Latin America and responsible for the development of Latin rock. The song “De musica Ligera”, one of their most successful songs had two Portuguese versions, done by two successful bands in Brazil: Capital Inicial (A sua maneira) and Paralamas do Sucesso (De musica ligeira).
Julieta Venegas – MEXICO
Julieta Venegas is a Mexican singer. Multi-instrumentalist she started with a more alternative approach and now sounds more pop. One of the most talented songwriters of Hispanic music today. She got famous by the music Amores Perros, part of the soundtrack of the movie with the same title.
Diego Torres – ARGENTINA
Diego Torres is an Argentine singer-songwriter. His music is a mix of pop / rock and ballads, but as other Latin artists he puts other rhythms in his music. The singer is one of the best-selling artists of Argentina.
Estopa is a Spanish duo that mixes various styles such as rock, rumba and flamenco. The band made a huge success since its beginning. The songs are fun and creative.
Alex Cuba – CUBA / CANADA
Alex Cuba is a Cuban-Canadian singer. His music mixes pop and Cuban jazz. The composer is very creative and the music is great.