Los amigos invisibles, Corazón Tatú

One of Venezuela’s greatest musical export “Los amigos invisibles” are back at it again with a brand new video for the song “Corazón Tetú” doing what they do best “cachondo” if it was to be translated into English it would be something like sex appeal, if you speak Spanish, well you can definitely understand the very horny lyrics, yes you read that right! Horny, and this is why we like them, and of course in this song we’ll find the formula that made them famous, a mix of funky disco beats and of course mucho Cachondeo!!!

Enjoy mi gente,

Maria xx

Learn Spanish with Maria, smoking

To smoke: fumar
I’m smoking: estoy fumando

The next time you smoke a cigar do it in Spanish 🙂

Loads of smoking love,

Maria xx

And while at it why not have a cigar with Pink Floyd!

Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar.
You’re gonna go far, you’re gonna fly high,
You’re never gonna die, you’re gonna make it if you try; they’re gonna love you.

Well, I’ve always had a deep respect, and I mean that most sincerely.
The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think.
Oh by the way, which one’s Pink?

And did we tell you the name of the game, boy?
We call it Riding the Gravy Train.

We’re just knocked out.
We heard about the sell out.
You gotta get an album out,
You owe it to the people. We’re so happy we can hardly count.

Everybody else is just green, have you seen the chart?
It’s a helluva start, it could be made into a monster
If we all pull together as a team.

And did we tell you the name of the game, boy?
We call it Riding the Gravy Train.

Learn Spanish with Maria, River

A river: Un río
The river: El río
Cry me a river: llorame un río

Any excuse to listen to some JT , why because we can!!!!
Cry me a river by Justin Timberlake

Enjoy!

Maria xx

You were my sun
You were my earth
But you didn’t know all the ways I loved you, no
So you took a chance
And made other plans
But I bet you didn’t think that they would come crashing down, no

You don’t have to say, what you did,
I already know, I found out from him
Now there’s just no chance, for you and me, there’ll never be
And don’t it make you sad about it

You told me you loved me
Why did you leave me, all alone
Now you tell me you need me
When you call me, on the phone
Girl I refuse, you must have me confused
With some other guy
Your bridges were burned, and now it’s your turn
To cry, cry me a river
Cry me a river-er
Cry me a river
Cry me a river-er, yea yea

I know that they say
That somethings are better left unsaid
It wasn’t like you only talked to him and you know it
(Don’t act like you don’t know it)
All of these things people told me
Keep messing with my head
(Messing with my head)
You should’ve picked honesty
Then you may not have blown it
(Yea..)

You don’t have to say, what you did,
(Don’t have to say, what you did)
I already know, I found out from him
(I already know, uh)
Now there’s just no chance, for you and me, there’ll never be
(No chance, you and me)
And don’t it make you sad about it

You told me you loved me
Why did you leave me, all alone
(All alone)
Now you tell me you need me
When you call me, on the phone
(When you call me on the phone)
Girl I refuse, you must have me confused
With some other guy
(I’m not like them baby)
Your bridges were burned, and now it’s your turn
(It’s your turn)
To cry, cry me a river
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river-er
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river
(Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river-er, yea yea

Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be leaving
Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be leaving
Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be leaving
Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be… leaving

You don’t have to say, what you did,
(Don’t have to say, what you did)
I already know, I found out from him
(I already know, uh)
Now there’s just no chance, for you and me, there’ll never be
(No chance, you and me)
And don’t it make you sad about it

Cry me a river
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river-er
(Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river
(You can go on and just)
Cry me a river-er, yea yea

Cry me a river
(Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river-er
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river
(Cause I’ve already cried)
Cry me a river-er, yea yea
(Ain’t gonna cry no more, yea-yea)

Cry me a river
Cry me a river, oh
Cry me a river, oh
Cry me a river, oh

Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)

Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river
(Cry me, cry me)

Babasonicos, Rock en Español

This is not a new band, they don’t have a new album, the above video it’s not new, but if you haven’t done so, you need to discover this band, please meet Babasonicos! One of the remaining greatest bands of Rock en Español, with a career spanning over two decades, they have done the opening acts to INXS, Soul Asylum and Depeche Mode, Babasonicos also composed the soundtrack for Vera Fogwill’s movie Las Mantenidas Sin Sueños (Kept and Dreamless), which was released in 2007, they are the protagonists of a documentary movie about Jessico, an album that marked their careers and the history of the Argentinian record industry, once one of the strongest and most important exporters of music in Latin America, which with the political and economic crisis was about to vanish completely “Una Historia de Rock En Tiempos Convulsos” transports us to Argentina back in 2001 thru the eyes and music of Babasonicos and their ordeal to launch the album in spite of the chaos going on in the streets, after this events Jessico became a landmark, if this is not enough to appreciate their contribution to Rock en Español what truly catches my eye (literally) is their question of aesthetic standards, this questioning makes their videos unique, at the beginning directing the videos themselves and now enlisting the help of professionals they have manage to carve an style of their own; deliciously kitsch!

I invite you to plunge into the universe of Babasonicos

Bon voyage with Argentinian titans of Rock en Español!

Maria xx

Agua Negra

Meet the Boys from Agua Negra ( El Cotola & Paranoized ) who launched their first album “Agua Negra” this past October, In this album Hip hop meets the traditional melancholic melodies of boleros and cumbia with Montreal being the meeting place, what’s not to like? http://www.facebook.com/officialaguanegra

Here is their first single featuring BOOGAT entitled «Ya Lo Vi».

Repeat after me, los Amigos invisibles

What do you get if you mix a hint of disco a dash of funk a touch of acid rock a few drops of Philadelphia sounds or sweet Philly as some would like to call it and of course like the cherry on top a good shot of Latin rhythms? Well you get Los Amigos invicibles!

In the early nineties six guys; Julio Briceño (a.k.a. “Chulius”, vocals, percussion), José Luis Pardo (a.k.a. “Cheo” or “DJ Afro”, guitar, songwriting), Armando Figueredo (a.k.a. “Odnam”, keyboards), Mauricio Arcas (a.k.a. “Maurimix”, congas, percussion), José Rafael Torres (a.k.a. “Catire”, bass), and Juan Manuel Roura (a.k.a. “Mamel”, drums, percussion) decided to get together to create a new sound, a sound missing from the Venezuelan musical landscape ( the band was formed in Caracas, Venezuela) well their plan worked, they were very successful in their crusade to offer “Gozadera” party music, fun music, an alternative the traditional Latin rhythms like salsa and merengue, and a contrast to Punk sounds ( pretty popular in Venezuela in the 90’s).

Now even though the band members are scattered around Mexico, Miami and New York, a few Grammys later, sold out shows throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, the band is back at it again, with a new album “Repeat after me” taking us back in time with a Latin floured Afro-jazz tropical disco, Yeap, your hips will not resist their catchy beats, yes the guys never stop touring and they are back electrifying audiences with their explosive live shows.

Los Amigos invisibles perform tonight at at 8 p.m. L’Astral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan)
http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/artists/artist.aspx?id=4531

I’ll be dancing the night away, Venezuelan style!

Keep on dancing,

Maria xx

Opening act, Boogat http://www.boogat.com

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/repeat-after-me/id604235045

Recette Gumbo aux crevettes à la PFB

GUMBO AUX CREVETTES À LA PFB.

Historique

Voici une recette inspirée d’un classique culinaire de mon père.
Le gumbo à été introduit en Amérique par les esclaves venus d’Afrique.
Le gumbo évoque maintenant le confort du ragout mais a pendant plus d’une paire de siècles été la pitence de l’esclave.
Aujourd’hui ce met épicé est servi dans bon nombre de pays d’Afrique de l’ouest et est devenu un des mets traditionels de la Louisianne.
De façon générale le gumbo au poulet est directement lié à l’héritage des plantations des État Unis alors que le gumbo aux fruits de mer assure la modernité .
A noté que le voyage du gumbo est long puisqu’on peut le déguster autour du bol méditerranéen, au Brésil en Inde et en Afrique du Nord.
Simple ,peu couteux hyper rassembleur le gumbo marquera vos convives.
Philippe Fehmiu
Mangeur extrême

RECETTE
3 tassses de gumbo
2 tasses de crevettes
1 cuillerée à thé de poudre à pate
Une petite conserve de pâte de tomate
Un demi oignon
3 gousses d’ail
11/2cube de boullion de légumes
10 tomates cerices
Piment au goût
Sel de mer
2 tasses de farine de maïs

Pour suivre Philippe Fehmiu
http://twitter.com/Philippefehmiu

Animateur à Espace Musique 100,7 en semaine de 12h à 15h http://www.radio-canada.ca/espace_musique/animateurs.asp?an=39694

Animateur à VOX Le Lab http://voxtv.ca/montreal/emissions/le_lab.php

Open télé http://voxtv.ca/montreal/emissions/open_tele.php