Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hay algo más allá

WEEK 10 (over a week late! :-/ )

"Hay algo más allá" - Kesia


Though I'm not in college anymore, I somehow seem to be getting busier and busier as each day goes by. I blame it on all of the personal interests I have and my desire to stay in touch with the world around me and the people in it. It's better to be busy than bored, I suppose, so I will focus on the positive and not the negative aspects of my busyness.

Well, this is the final entry of my Musical Journey blog series. Summer is nearly gone according to the calendar, but the weather doesn't seem to be following suit here in Florida. Tomorrow I begin a new project that won't involve as much Spanish. It's a little sad for me because I have enjoyed sampling new artists, learning new words and phrases and sharing my personal journey with the language with you, my readers - whomever you might be.

Listening to music in Spanish will always relax and challenge my mind all at the same time. I first discovered a lot of new artists about four years ago via Pandora and recommendations from my Latino college classmates. However, it wasn't until I went to Spain in 2010 that I was immersed in both music and culture at the same time. The Spanish guitar has and always will send chills down my spine and warm my heart each and every song I hear it in. It falls into the same category as sangria, Spanish omelets and instrumental street musicians do. A category that I like to call "recuerdos" (souvenirs). :) A dear Spanish friend of mine, though, shared her music collection with me on the last Sunday I was in Sevilla. I went to her church and went home to have lunch with her and her family. It was quite a privilege to be welcomed into a Spanish family's home for a meal and it will always be a special memory for me. I hope I can make those occasions more frequent, though! The songs mostly consisted of Spanish Christian and secular artists. It's been a little over two years since that day, and believe it or not I still haven't heard all of the music she gave me. Call it illegal or unethical if you want; I don't see it as that way. To me, it was a sweet gesture and I will always treasure it. Maybe the next time I see her I can tell her that I have listened to all the songs! And that time will be sooner than we both think. :)

Well, without further ado, I will leave you with a Spanish rap/pop song by Kesia on her album Vida. I haven't heard it in quite awhile and sampled some of her other songs, but decided that this one is the best to share with you guys. It came out all the way back in 2000! Que loco! I will say that a couple of the lines that the guy raps are a liiiittttlllee too fast for me to catch, so listen at your own risk! A journey through Latino and Spanish music wouldn't be complete without a rap song! Please do try to listen and enjoy their Spanish a(th)entos! (accents) Laugh if you will, but to me it's the most beautiful accent. El athento anadluth ;) (El acento andaluz)

Que la disfruteis! Muchas gracias por leer mis entradas este verano! :)

Sarah

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