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Salsa music may be known as a tool to seduce women, but the flow swings the other way too. Here are some of Salsa’s greatest soneras who bewitched audiences and proved their talent in a world dominated by male leads.
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Ever since the days of Mozart, the most talented artists and innovators who provided the very stuff that made their music cool, were often exploited in their lifetimes and died in poverty, their genius unrecognised and their work unrewarded. Here we sing the praises of Salsa’s lesser known heroes.
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Catapulted to international fame with his performance in the Oscar-winning Argentine Film The Secret in their Eyes, Ricardo Darín has been one of the Spanish world's most respected and sought-after actors for decades, not to mention an Argentine national treasure. Starring in the newly...
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You don't have to be a fan of the latest hit series, Breaking Bad, about a science teacher turned Crystal Meth manufacturer, to appreciate the seriously great Latin music it features. The music supervisor, Thomas Golubić takes his work seriously, believing that there's a perfect song for...
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El Sistema is a Venezuelan musical organisation that has inspired many from the poorest neighborhoods of the Andean Region. The system watches over Venezuela's 125 youth orchestras and is a voluntary group. Some 370,000 children are part of this remarkable set up, with an estimated 70% coming...
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With a career spanning over fifty years, Jose Feliciano is one of the biggest names in music. His hits such as Feliz Navidad, still one of the most played Christmas songs ever, and Light My Fire made the Puerto Rican a global household name while, as supremely gifted guitarist and singer-songwriter...
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Ask a British person what they know about Mexico and they might mention tacos and Cancún: for those unacquainted with the country, its image is inextricably linked to bean-laden delicacies and ‘Spring Break’ debauchery. However the Mexican sense of humour, frequently the star of its prolific...
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Internationally acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar, who released his latest film I'm So Excited in 2013, has demonstrated he is an all-embracing, multi-faceted film-maker to say the least. Combining elements of comedy and tragedy in complex narratives, Almodovar’s films have acquired something...
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