Why It Matters: ¿Sabes toda la historia de tus tradiciones?

Since this Unidad talks about traditional holidays, celebrations and festivals, it seems fitting to start with some Carnaval music. Traditionally, Carnival (or Carnaval) takes place during February or early March, just before the austere Christian liturgical season of Lent.

Celia Cruz – La vida es un carnaval
Celia Cruz was a Cuban singer and one of the most popular Latin artists of the 20th century. She became known internationally as the “Queen of Salsa” or “The Queen of Latin Music” due to her contributions to Latin music in the United States. (wikipedia entry on Celia Cruz)

Fernando Milagros (feat Christina Rosenvinge) – Carnaval
Fernando Milagros is a Chilean pop rock singer-songwriter and a part of the independent music scene in Santiago. (wikipedia entry on Fernando Milagros)

Sonora Matancera (feat. Nelson Pinedo) El Carnaval
La Sonora Matancera is a Cuban/Afro-Cuban band that played Latin American urban popular dance music. (Wikipedia entry on Sonora Matancera)

Maluma – Carnaval
Juan Luis Londoño Arias, known professionally as Maluma, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and actor. (Wikipedia entry on Maluma)


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