Why It Matters: ¿Necesito un suéter?

Here are a few songs to try on before you step out into the module—can you see what these titles have in common?

Rosalía — Aute cuture
Rosalía Vila Tobella, known mononymously as Rosalía, is a Spanish singer, songwriter and record producer. Initially known for her modern interpretations of flamenco music, Rosalía crossed language boundaries after receiving praise from international influencers and after several collaborations with artists such as J Balvin, Pharrell Williams, and James Blake. “Aute Cuture” was released as a single on 30 May 2019. (English translation of Aute cuture)

Juanes — La camisa negra
Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, 1972), known professionally as Juanes, is a Colombian musician. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Camisa_Negra)

Monsieur Periné — La tienda de sombreros
Monsieur Periné is a Bogotá-based musical ensemble from Colombia with an Afro-Colombian sound that mixes Latin and European flavors. Their style mixes elements of cumbia, tango, danzón, bolero and pop music, according to the San Diego Union Tribune. At the Latin Grammy Awards, the ensemble was named best new artist of 2015. (English translation of La Tienda de Sombreros)

Kevin Johansen — S. O. S. tan fashion
Kevin Johansen (born 21 June 1964 in Fairbanks, Alaska) is a songwriter who mixes several rhythms and languages in his musical work. He naturally switches from English to Spanish or from Cumbia to Rock. He is seen as an artist who is not afraid to experiment, since he has not settled with one specific genre he usually calls his work “de genre-ate”.

Jose Conde – El Vestido
Jose Conde is a Cuban American singer, songwriter, arranger, multi instrumentalist, and producer based in Brooklyn, NY who leads the genre bending Latin band OLA FRESCA and his own solo project.


In this module, we’ll also learn how to talk about the weather. The following song titles contain meteorological references: can you spot them?

Juan Gabriel – Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (Gracias al Sol)
Alberto Aguilera Valadez, known professionally as Juan Gabriel, was a Mexican singer, songwriter and actor. (wikipedia)

Juan Luis Guerra – Ojalá que llueva café
Juan Luis Guerra Seijas (born June 7, 1957), is a Dominican musician, singer, composer, and record producer. His popular style of merengue and Afro-Latin fusion has garnered him considerable success throughout Latin America. (wikipedia)

Santiago Vazquez – Nublado
Santiago Vazquez is a musician from Argentina who works in a variety of genres, including tango, jazz, electronic, and Afro beat.
Click here to read more about Santiago Vazquez.

Jorge González & Los Bunkers – LLueve sobre la ciudad
Jorge Humberto González Ríos (born 6 December 1964) is a Chilean singer, who’s best known for being the leader, vocalist, writer and bassist of the band “Los Prisioneros”, considered by many to be the most popular rock band in the country. Los Bunkers was an alternative rock band from Concepción, Chile.

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