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A Modern-Day Guide to the Music of Spain – Part 2

The first part of our Spanish music guide was so successful we decided to put together another edition for you.

So here are more sounds from Spain… cultivated for your listening pleasure… by popular demand.

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Manolo Escobar

Recording primarily in the 60s, Escobar’s reign as one of Spain’s finest musicians lasted all the way up until his death in 2013. His premiere legacy lives on in the form of traditional paso dobles. ¡Olé Manolo!

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Miguel Bosé, “Si Tu No Vuleves”

What do Bosé and Manolo Escobar have in common? The two also gave acting a go. Bosé was seen in multiple roles from 1973-1998.

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Ricky Martin, “Livin’ La Vida Loca”

You think Ricky Martin and, of course this is the first jam that pops into your brain. But here’s the twist–you may not have heard the Spanish version. Have a listen!

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David Bisbal, “Buleria”

Each of the Andalucian’s five studio albums have topped the Spanish Albums Chart. This one’s our favorite track. A tale of fiery love animated through charismatic vocals and guitar passion.

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Julio Iglesias Jr.

Julio Iglesias Sr.’s eldest son, and brother of the world famous Enrique Iglesias, Julio Jr. is often easily overlooked. He takes more to the modern dance music side as opposed to classic tunes sung by his father.

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Ana Kiro, “A Rianxeira”

If you’re Galician your grandmother probably sang this one to you just before you fell asleep at some point in your life.

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Alberto Iglesias

As the composer of multiple movie soundtracks, Iglesias, who has no relation to Julio, Julio Jr., or Enrique, was nominated for an Academy Award. Here’s his piece from The Two Faces of January.

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To listen to “A Modern-Day Guide To The Music Of Spain, Part 1”, click here.

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Lead-In Image Courtesy of Niyazz / shutterstock.com

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Joey Fernandez is a music writer from New York’s strongest island. Drop him a line at joey@newswhistle.com or send him a Tweet (@SenorJoseRafael).

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