¡La historia de Latinoamérica a Través de la Canción! - Spanish Conversation (B1)

Explore the history of Latin America through different genres of music across time! As music has always played a key role in Latin American history by telling us the ever-developing story of our countries, together we shall listen to the tunes, debate, explore in depth the lyrics, the events, the people, the context, and the stories that are told in three popular songs written by Argentinian, Chilean and Puerto Rican artists and bands. By the end of this course, hopefully together we can create a Canción Social Playlist, as well as a YouTube and Spotify Playlist to which we add the songs and artists discussed in class and many more!

This course is aimed at students with a Higher Intermediate level of Spanish that allows them to enjoy topic proposed and participate in the class presentations and discussions with some or little effort. Students will listen to the songs and explore the lyrics before each session so we can all explore the artists’ intentions, as well as the context in which they are written. All of this of course accompanied by interesting discussions from everyone’s personal experiences and perspectives!

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

COURSE OUTLINE

  • We will start our course sharing experiences and all our previous knowledge of music, artists, and songs in Spanish. We will discuss the artists involved, as well as their style and background.
  • La Canción Social o Canción Protesta: we will explore and discuss the history and political context of the Dictaduras del Cono Sur through the music of Silvio Rodríguez and Mercedes Sosa.
  • Calle 13: the history of “lucha social” in Latin America through the incredible lyrics and rhymes of the Puertorican artist Residente Calle 13.
  • “Quinto centenario” by Los Fabuloso Cadillas, an Argentinian band well known in the world of Ska music in Spanish.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Gain a better understanding of the Spanish Speaking World, particularly in Latin America, by exploring political and historical elements and how these have influenced the music scene in the continent.
  2. Practise listening skills, expand their Spanish song playlist, as well as language skills.
  3. Spark curiosity for further individual research regarding these and many other countries in the Spanish Speaking World!
$110 Limited / $99

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16 Nov
Online Platform
This class is now scheduled for 10:00am to 11:30am instead of 9:00am to 1:00pm as previously advertised.

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