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    Música En Español Recommendations and others! \o/

    I have been looking for different music from the world! I want to hear your recommendations and why, specially songs/artists that really speak to you, don't take it personally if I don't like it :P.

    Please begin.

    As for me, here are some you should goddamn listen to:
    * Ricardo Arjona - Basically a poet about love, his songs are pretty deep and I love them, also, he is Guatemalan, which just makes him more lovable <3.
    * Silvio Rodríguez - famous trova singer (Cuban) and poet, I grew up with him (you know what I mean Madrigal :P), he sings about what matters to him, but also, he sings because he has to.
    * E.S. Posthumus - Just epic music.

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    Ha! I really love Silvio Rodriguez, but I think he's more of an acquired taste. I remember thinking his melodies mostly didn't make sense. But I guess I hung around a lot of places that played him and got used it. I like that he uses political words for his love songs, for example (Ojalá and Te doy una canción are two of my favorites).

    Another singer-songwriter I like is Ismael Serrano. This was his first hit which made him popular among different generations (old 70s leftwingers and the newer generations).



    Then I really like Calle 13 (left-wing reggaeton). Los Redondos, an Argentine rock band (with ties to the communist party), is another. I don't listen to a great variety of music in Spanish.



    Ataque 77 is an Argentine punk band I like. A little juvenile but still enjoyable.



    La Bersuit is a left wing band I don't know how to label musically, maoist leaning though.

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    You might kill me but.... I fucking love Vicente Fernández. The crowd goes wild when they play these here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal View Post
    You might kill me but.... I fucking love Vicente Fernández. The crowd goes wild when they play these here.
    Oh....wow.
    Haha, this doesn't surprise me, I like this song of his:


    And then there's his son:


    I am not a fan of either of them as people, they're not exactly role models, and I don't like Vicente as much as his son's voice (and I won't kill you :P, there is something about charros singing...>>), I think the person who really started it all were Jorge Negrete:


    Who was actually an opera singer.
    Also, of course, my personal favorite, Pedro Infante,
    I think his voice was the most melodious:


    Thanks for the recommendations :], I could not forget Victor Jara:


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    Oh and about Silvio, my dad was a communist, thus he explained to me a lot of the songs, and his poetry just made sense to me, I like abstract stuff.
    I grew up with him and Les Lutiers, just really leftist stuff.
    As well as The Beatles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aven View Post
    Oh and about Silvio, my dad was a communist, thus he explained to me a lot of the songs, and his poetry just made sense to me, I like abstract stuff.
    I grew up with him and Les Lutiers, just really leftist stuff.
    As well as The Beatles.
    My parents never explained their music, or anything political, and when I started listening to it myself they kept asking me to turn it down because it wasn't safe. Even if we weren't even in Argentina. I think it took a long time for people to start listening to that music loudly again after the return of democracy.

    Here's one on Mexico by Serrano.

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    I was going to post this awhile ago but didn't since it was over a decade old and didn't think it fit your criteria. Upon further review...

    I believe Serralde is now a DJ for a Spanish language station out here. He was a few years back. I believe he was doing one of the drive-time slots, so pretty big. He had a song on the Crazy/Beautiful soundtrack, song was OK, in the C+ sense of the word. Movie was disappointing. I like a few of his songs but some kinda just sit there for me. I don't know how often he performs. I'd try to check him out. I stopped looking for dates though at least five years ago. I shared this song w/another member. It's maybe my favorite Spanish language song. May post this in another thread. Hope he's not the Mexican version of David Hasselhoff. This is Encadenado A Ti. Not sure of many of the lyrics beyond "Chained to You" but seems like an accurate representation of my heart broken in the past.

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    A friend from way back (Mexican guy) was real into Silvio Rodriguez. I remember finding the melodies intriguing.


    Now I'm chuckling because I was basically just surrounded by cheesy reggaeton all the time in Honduras. Not sure what I should be embarrassed about putting into my "hey, that's kind of catchy" guilty-pleasure list. (I seem to have failed to make acquaintances with anyone of a hipster/music snob disposition, so my frame of reference is things like the music that got played in bars on the occasions where I went out, the stuff high school kids talked about, and the stuff young guys would drive around blasting out of their car windows.)

    So LOL, but I confess to kind of letting my head bob a little when I hear this guy's stuff:




    EDIT: Oh yeah, this was big. Copanecos like the party bangers.





    Also cheesy, but I think this song kind of kicks ass:




    It helps that I like the movie a lot, too. (Desperado)
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    I know I've probably posted these guys like 8 times before, but F it. I want everyone to hear them. They're friends of mine, or at least, the bearded drummer is. We were in a band together. The rest I hang out with periodically whenever I go back to Missouri. Great guys. I think @Madrigal and Enrique, the lead guitarist/ singer/ dreaded guy would make a good couple. I saw them perform a couple days ago, and he took a break in the set to give a speech about racial divides in America. There was a big crowd. I cheered loudly. Let me know Madrigal if you're interested and I'll put a word in (serious).



    These guys are sort of a Tex-mex indie Mishmash. They've put out a lot of albums, all of them unique and good. Noone does music quite like them.



    And Mars Volta. Why not?

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