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¡La musica de Sud America!

We haven’t yet talked about the new songs and artists we’ve been exposed to during our journey.  Truth be told, we’re not huge fans of most popular Latin American music since most of it is so dance-oriented and we like more mellow stuff.  But, there are still a few songs that we can’t help but love!  Here’s a sampling of what we hear every day…

First, the #1 song in most of South America right now.  We heard this multiple times EVERY DAY in every country, despite the fact that it’s actually a Brazilian Portuguese song!  But it is super catchy and fun to sing along to in bars, so it kind of grew on us…

Next, my favorite song.  It’s not played too much and when we looked up the video we realized that’s probably because it’s from the ’80s, by some Mexican singer.  But it’s still awesome.

A Colombian band we were introduced to by our Couchsurfing host in Medellin.  They have a really unique cumbia/rap style, and they apparently played at South by Southwest last year.  Takin’ over the world!

And another really popular Brazilian pop song.  It’s also super catchy.  Funny we learned so many Portuguese songs without even going to Brazil!

This is by no means an exhaustive summary.  We haven’t included any traditional indigenous music here; maybe we’ll write about that later.  But there you have it, a brief sampler of the songs that are going to stay stuck in our heads for a long time!

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About Carrie

Carrie's got the traveling bug and thinks "settling down" is overrated. Too many people to meet, places to see, and languages to learn!

Posted on April 9, 2012, in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Dawn Puliafico

    They play any Gal Costa any more?

  2. Speaking as someone who’s spent a lot of time in Brazil, Gal Costa is still pretty popular though not massively so. There are people like Ivete Sangalo who get all the headlines at the moment, but probably one of the best is Marisa Monte – definitely worth checking out.

    And good work for mentioning Bomba Estereo, their album from a couple of years ago still sounds really good. They played in New York last month and killed it; they’ve got a real big following there!

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