Friday, April 14, 2006

Como dueles en los labios

One of the advantages of Napster is the ability to legally download and listen to a virtually limitless selection of songs. Currently playing is the above song by Mana. One thing I learned while living in Bolivia is how powerful the Spanish language is for communicating emotions through music. I don't know if you need to know Spanish or not, but listening to this song never fails to stir my soul and bring tears to my eyes. Music has a powerful ability to speak to us and I think Spanish just amplifies this ability.

2 comments:

Sideon said...

I've been hooked on "Mecano" (spanish group) since the early 90's.

"TĂș"
"Naturaleza Muerta"

Some great music.

Joseph's Left One said...

bull,

As I was making my decision this morning about leaving, I was listening to Los Kjarkas, and so much of their music is about pain and separation, and I felt like I was mourning the loss of a relationship. You're quite right about the ability of Spanish to express feelings that English can't.