Why It Matters: ¿Quiénes son los miembros de una familia?

In this chapter, we’ll learn the vocabulary of family relationships.

Here are two salsa songs about families:

Ruben Blades – Amor y Control
Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna (born July 16, 1948), known professionally as Rubén Blades is a Panamanian musician, singer, composer, actor, activist, and politician, performing musically most often in the Afro-Cuban, salsa, and Latin jazz genres. (wikipedia)

Hansel y Raul – Maria Teresa y Danilo
Hansel y Raul are a Miami-born Salsa duo who are best known for popularizing the Cuban “Charanga” rhythm.

We’ll also learn the regular verbs ending in -er and -ir. Here are a few songs featuring those verbs:

Carla Morrison – Compartir
Carla Patricia Morrison Flores (Tecate, Baja California, 19 July 1986), known professionally as Carla Morrison, is a Mexican indie-pop singer and composer. She has won two Latin Grammys for her album, Déjenme llorar, which has also been certified Gold in Mexico. (wikipedia)


Akil Ammar – Comprendo
Akil Ammar is an MC and urban poet born in Mexico City.

Ana Tijoux (con Juan Ayala) – Creo en Ti
Anamaría Tijoux Merino, commonly known by her stage name Ana Tijoux or Anita Tijoux, is a French-Chilean singer and musician. She became famous in Latin America as the MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late 1990s. (wikipedia)

Gusttavo Lima Part. Gente de Zona – Lo Que Tú y Yo Vivimos
Nivaldo Batista Lima, better known by his stage name Gusttavo Lima, is a Brazilian singer. Gente de Zona is a Cuban reggaeton band made up of musicians Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom.


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