Ruben Dario Festival 2017- Highlights

Ruben Dario Festival took place this past January 14, 2017 at the  Celerity Center in Hollywood. What an amazing and elegant event thanks to the Nicaraguan Consulate.

Here are some highlights of the show. There were tango, flamenco and folkloric dancers, astrologer, Edward’ O , opera singers and poets. What a wonderful night !

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Miss Nicaragua as our Masters of Ceremony.

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From Left to Right: Hazel Chevez, Elsie Campos, Ruben Dario ( bust) and Sabrina Rongstad Bravo.  Elsie Campos is an Opera Singer. What a GREAT Performance!

Nuestro Paisano, Nicaragüense, Orlando Mongalo sings opera


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Leon, Nicaragua- Day 12 of Spanish Language Immersion

Nicaragua Spanish Language Immersion with The Spanish School
Octubre 25, 2016

Day 12 of Excursion to Colonial city of Leon
Leon esta mas o menos 2 horas norte desde la capital Managua.

Este dia maravilloso vimos muchos museos.
Cathedral León, Museo de la Revolucion, Museo Ruben Dario
Museo de Arte Fundación Ortiz-Gurdian ( hosts the largest collection of European and Latin American Art in all of Central America, including opus of Picasso, Chagall, Goya, Fragonard), Basílica Catedral de la Asuncion.

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SEPTEMBER IS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH!

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Let’s not forget our AMAZING LITERARY HERITAGE. Let us not forget How many Poets have won or been nominated for the Nobel Prize. Lorca didn’t win but if he was around long enough ( he died at 42 years old) I am sure he would have. Here’s some poems from this genius Spanish poet during his sojourn in New York City.

Read in English with Spanish subtitles.

You may also read more about Lorca & his theory of Duende in my blog, http://www.laescuelaespanol.com

Garcia Lorca- Click on Video of 5 Poems from Poet in New York

Nicaragua & Costa Rica Immersion this Fall, 2016

I am gong to Nicaragua & Costa Rica in October for 2 weeks,
( October 11th to be exact to October 28th). I have 2 students
( one is a really hot French young man & another cute Latin girl) coming with me and there is still room for 2-3 more people.

There will be Daily Spanish Language Immersion ( 2-3 hours), while you sip on Nicaraguan Coffee underneath the gorgeous flora and stay at Marlene’s Bed and Breakfast (photos are below) and will be going to Trips to the Colonial cities like Granada, Leon and artisanal cities like Masaya. The last night is to celebrate dancing at ” EL CHAMAN” discoteca.

My Mother’s Spanish style house in the heart of Managua-
for more photos & information click here, and click

https://marlenesbedandbreakfast.wordpress.com/…/study-span…/

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
213-454-1558
sabrina@escuela-espanol.com

 

La Cancion de la Semana: El Arrebato- Toda Va a Salirme Bien

El Arrebato es un cantautor de espana, del genero Pop Flamenco el ha cantado con cantores viejos “old school” como Los Chichos y cantores nuevos como Rosario.

This genre of music is Pop Flamenco mixed with Musica de Impacto Positivo.

Este genero de musica es mezclada con Musica de Impacto Positivo.

Que les disfruten y gozen esta cancion divertido con mucho energia positiva!

Enjoy this upbeat and fun positive song !

Para las letras:

http://www.letrasmania.com/letras/letras_de_canciones_el_arrebato_9588_letras_mundologia_78784_letras_hoy_todo_va_a_salirme_bien_780974.html

Spanish & Latin Pop Music in 21 rst Century

There is more to Popular Spanish music than just Ricky Martin, Shakira and Julio Iglesias.Here is a list of some music I just discovered recently.Most of the artist I have selected have reached the top in Spanish music Charts for 2010.

Estopa is a pop/flamenco duo founded in 1999 by brothers José and David Muñoz of Cornellà de Llobregat (Baix Llobregat), Catalonia. Their first album, Estopa, has sold well over 1,000,000 copies to date (the equivalent of an American platinum album) and their latest, Voces de Ultrarumba, sold more than 200,000 copies on its first day of release. Their playful, Rumba-tinged compositions have made them one of the most successful pop groups in Spanish history, in terms of both album sales and critical acclaim. The name of the group, “Estopa” (tow, in english) refers to when both brothers worked together at a SEAT automobile factory and, in their own words, a boss kept on screaming at them, “¡Dale estopa!” which means something like “Work hard!”.

Estopa – Vino Tinto

El Run Run con Rosario has been on the top charts for 21 weeks in 2010.

David Bisbal (born June 5, 1979) is a Spanish singer. Bisbal was the second finalist of the reality show “Operación Triunfo”, a show inspired by American Idol.Bisbal’s first album, Corazón Latino (Latin Heart), was a smash hit in Spain and all over Latin America, so much so that he had to schedule a 2002-2003 tour that covered the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and a good portion of the rest of South America and Central America, as well as the United States. It is estimated Bisbal has already earned over one million US dollars in his career as a singer. Ave María, Lloraré Las Penas and Dígale were huge hits.

David Bisbal- Ave Maria

Bustamante’s breakthrough was in the TV hit Operación Triunfo. This program, similar to American Idol, broke ratings records as well as dominated the top position of the CD sales charts during its 5 month run. When the program ended in February 2002, David Bustamante was one of the three finalists.David Bustamante has had big success in Spain and Latin America. He has sold over 1,400,000 units. His new album Al filo de la irrealidad went platinum at the top of the Spanish charts, and it was released by Universal music, in the USA and Latin America the last 3 March 2008.

David Bustamante- Hoy Tengo Ganas De Ti

Jorge Drexler (b. September 21, 1964) is an Uruguayan singer, the first Uruguayan to win an Academy Award, which he won for composing the song “Al Otro Lado del Río” from The Motorcycle Diaries. Though Drexler himself sang the song on the soundtrack, it was performed together by Antonio Banderas and Santana at the 77th Academy Awards ceremony.

Drexler was born in Montevideo, where he studied medicine and became a doctor. He also studied music and recorded two albums (Radar, La luz que sabe robar), which were only released in Uruguay. In 1995 he was invited to Madrid (Spain) by well-known Spanish songwriter Joaquín Sabina, who introduced him to other important Spanish singers. Drexler went to Spain to record the album Vaivén in 1996 with Spanish musicians. Vaivén included some old songs from his previous releases mixed with new compositions. He moved to Spain and recorded another five albums: Llueve (1998), Frontera (1999), Sea (2001), Eco (2004) and 12 Segundos de Oscuridad (2006).

Although he lives most of the year in Spain, his latest three albums were partially recorded in Uruguay with Uruguayan musicians. Juan Campodónico and Carlos Casacuberta, former members of rock band El Peyote Asesino, have produced Drexler’s albums since Frontera.

His music is a combination of Uruguayan traditional music (candombe, murga, milonga), bossa nova, pop, jazz and electronic music, which results in very personal compositions with original arrangements.

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For Estopa’s Anniversary Compilation

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Canción Semanal- “Lo Positivo Atrae Lo Positivo”

Have you heard of the Law of Attraction, The Secret and Creative Visualization? These are areas in modern psychology that have been developed with success in the last decades.  Daysi Cerrara, international speaker, songwriter, therapist and life counselor has created this new song, hence has also created a new genre of music,

Listen to this very POSITIVE SONG,  ” Lo Positivo Atrae Lo Positivo”, Positive Attracts the Positive. There are so many beautiful uplifting songs in Spanish, that I decided to dedicate every week to a NEW song

Very Catchy song with beautiful lyrics on the video,  you can dance to. A  GREAT way to start your day !! Bien, Bien, Energia positiva !

“Lo Positivo Atrae Lo Positivo, yo me concentro en eso en cambio mi camino.”

 

Winner of Latin Grammy of 2011- Song of the Year: CALLE 13- Latinoamerica-

 Aqui te dejo las letras en espanol, pero que si ves el video, hay subtitulos en ingles. Puedes mirar que linda estás, está grabado por todo Sudamérica ensenando todo la variedades de clima y gente que viven en Latinoamérica.

For English Lyrics:  http://lyricstranslate.com/en/latinoamerica-latin-america.html-0

Que Vive Latinoamérica


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Soy, soy lo que dejaron, Soy las sobras de lo que te robaron,

Un pueblo escondido en la cima, Mi piel es de cuero por eso aguanta cualquier clima,

Soy una fábrica de humo, Mano de obra campesina para tu consumo,

En el medio del verano, El amor en los tiempos del cólera, Mi hermano!

Soy el que nace y el día que muere, Con los mejores atardeceres,
Soy el desarrollo en carne viva, Un discurso sin saliva,
Las caras más bonitas que he conocido, Soy la fotografía de un desaparecido,
La sangre dentro de tus venas, Soy un pedazo de tierra que vale la pena,
Una canasta con frijoles.

Soy Maradona contra Inglaterra Anotándole dos goles.
Soy lo que sostiene mi bandera, La espina dorsal de mi planeta, en mi cordillera.
Soy lo que me enseño mi padre, El que no quiere a su patria no quiere a su madre.
Soy América Latina un pueblo sin piernas pero que camina.

Tú no puedes comprar al viento,
Tú no puedes comprar al sol
Tú no puedes comprar la lluvia,
Tú no puedes comprar al calor.
Tú no puedes comprar las nubes,
Tú no puedes comprar mi alegría,
Tú no puedes comprar mis dolores.

Tengo los lagos, tengo los ríos, Tengo mis dientes pa cuando me sonrío,
La nieve que maquilla mis montañas, Tengo el sol que me seca y la lluvia que me baña,
Un desierto embriagado con pellotes, Un trago de pulque para cantar con los coyotes,
Todo lo que necesito!

Tengo a mis pulmones respirando azul clarito,
La altura que sofoca, Soy las muelas de mi boca mascando coca,
El otoño con sus hojas desmayadas, Los versos escritos bajo las noches estrelladas,
Una viña repleta de uvas, Un cañaveral bajo el sol en cuba,
Soy el mar Caribe que vigila las casitas, Haciendo rituales de agua bendita,
El viento que peina mi cabello, Soy todos los santos que cuelgan de mi cuello,
El jugo de mi lucha no es artificial porque el abono de mi tierra es natural.
Vamos caminando, vamos dibujando el camino!

Trabajo bruto pero con orgullo, Aquí se comparte lo mío es tuyo,
Este pueblo no se ahoga con marullos, Y si se derrumba yo lo reconstruyo,
Tampoco pestañeo cuando te miro, Para que te recuerdes de mi apellido,
La operación cóndor invadiendo mi nido, Perdono pero nunca olvido, oye!

Vamos caminado, aquí se respira lucha.
Vamos caminando, yo canto porque se escucha.
Vamos caminando, aquí estamos de pie.
Que viva Latinoamérica.
No puedes comprar mi vida!

Submitted by senso on Wed, 28/09/2011 – 18:40

Copyright:

Writer(s): Rene Perez, Eduardo Cabra, Rafael Ignacio Arcaute
Copyright: Sadaic Latin Copyrights Inc., Residente Music Publisher, Visitante Music Publishing, Warner-tamerlane

Publishing Corp., WB Music Corp.

Taken from http://lyricstranslate.com/en/latinoamerica-latin-america.html-0#ixzz3jsI6UTEK