Ruben Dario marks an important shift in the relationship between literary Europe and America. Before him, American literary trends had largely followed European ones; however, Darío was clearly the international vanguard of the Modernist Movement. The poetry we read now in the twentieth century is a mixture of Modernism and Post Modernism. Modernist elements include 1)experimentation … Continue reading Ruben Dario- Father of Modernist Poetry
Who's learning Spanish these days? For starters, residents of the United States, a bunch not known for conquering monolingualism, are studying Spanish in record numbers. Spanish, too, is becoming of greater importance in Europe, where it often the foreign language of choice after English. And it's no wonder that Spanish is a popular second or … Continue reading Why Learn Spanish ?
If you speak either Spanish or English, you probably speak more Arabic than you think you do. It's not "real" Arabic you're speaking, but rather words that come from Arabic. After Latin and English, Arabic is probably the biggest contributor of words to the Spanish language, and a large portion of English-Spanish cognates (words that … Continue reading Arabic Influence on the Spanish Langauge
She's an excellent song writer and lyricist. Through out the years she's evolved from Rocker, Belly Dancer, and now she's in her more diva phase with songs like Gypsy and She Wolf. I personally love her original raspy voice.
Here are some songs from within this Classic Latin Music Playlist ( 20 Songs), that I believe are some of the most popular and important songs in Latin Music History and will give you a taste of this beautiful music that I grew up listening to here in America. Also, it will give you a taste of Latin Culture, which is very important if you are learning a language to know just language, but culture, which is one in the same and will help you understand the Spanish language at a deeper level. Enjoy ! Que Gozes !