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The Sweet Sounds of Caribbean Spanish Posted by on May 30, 2016

Last week we shared a post on some of the quirks of Colombian Spanish, but even within this one country there’s as much variety of language as of geography and people, with sometimes mind-blowingly different pronunciation and word choice to be found just over the next mountain range. One of the many varieties of Spanish you’ll hear in Colombia is…

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Song: Muchacho Malo, by Olga Tañón Posted by on Jan 19, 2012

I just love Olga Tañón! This Puerto Rican merengue singer is a burst of energy on the stage and she’s called La Mujer de Fuego (The Woman of Fire). Olga has won several music awards and her music always talks about love and relationships. Let’s check out her live performance of Muchacho Malo (Bad Boy)…

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Song: Tú, by Noelia Posted by on Sep 13, 2011

Noelia Lorenzo Monge (August 31, 1979 – Puerto Rico), mostly known as Noelia, is a Puerto Rican pop singer who rose to fame in 1999. She is the oldest daughter of Puerto Rican singer Yolandita Monge. Her self-titled debut album was certified gold in the United States. During her career she has had nine Latin…

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Canción: Imagíname sin ti, de Luis Fonsi Posted by on Aug 12, 2011

Born in Puerto Rico, Fonsi and his family later moved to Orlando, Florida, during Fonsi’s early childhood. Around the time he was ten years old, Fonsi began to dream about becoming a member of Menudo, a Latin American boy band. While not being able to pursue that dream, he did, however, join many local boy…

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Los Vejigantes Posted by on Sep 27, 2010

The vejigantes are clown-like characters that can be seen during Carnival time in Puerto Rico. During the festivities of St. James the Apostle (Patron Saint of the city of Loiza), the vejigantes go to the streets to scare people. They usually wear large bright-colored overalls with very large sleeves, which look like bat wings. They…

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Puerto Rican music Posted by on Sep 11, 2008

Puerto Rico is well-known for its wide range of musical talent and has provided artists like Ricky Martin, Olga Tañón, Luis Fonsi, La India, and Chayanne, just to name a few. The bomba and the plena, the salsa, and the reggaetón are some of the music genres that take over the radio stations nowadays. The…

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