Carrying on with Georgina’s love affair with Latin Music. here are the remainder of her favourite tunes:
Orishas – Chan Chan
Chan Chan – the song made famous by Buena Vista Social Club. Orishas are Cuban born French rappers who give this beautiful song a poignant twist and highlight the feelings of Cubans who love their country, but who have had to leave.
Mana – En el Muelle de San Blas
Mana have been massive in Latin America for as long as I can remember – they are the U2 of Latin America and every single country I have visited there knows and loves them. They are poets and their lyrics are just beautiful. Reminds me of the whole of Latin America and very happy times spent there!
Calle Real – Ya lo Se
This song just makes me want to go dancing – I cant ever sit still when I hear it!
Marc Antony – Ahora Quien
This is probably Marc Antony’s best known tune on the Salsa scene – everyone loves it and has to dance and sing along!
Los Confidenciales – Aceite Agua
Regaetton is so popular in all clubs and parties in Latin America. It a reminds me of dancing in Cuba with my friends there and also with Cuban friends here in London.
Alejandro Fernandez – Canta Corazon
This man is huge in Mexico. The girls love him and his songs are typically romantically Mexican. I have a soft spot for him too!
Un Monton de Estrellas – Polo Montañez
I hear this song ever time I go to Cuba. Without fail, I hear it in the cafe you stop at on the road between Havana and Varadero called El Peñon, where all buses stop. This song is Cuba for me and the lyrics are so sweet. Polo Montañez was a poet.
Coldplay – Clocks (Salsa Version)
When I hear this song it takes me back to many happy times I spent in Isla Mujeres in Mexico. Our friend owned a cool lounge bar and used to play this album as we sat up on the roof sipping cocktails in the warm evening breeze.
Written by Georgina
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