Inspiring a love for language through music is one of my favorite aspects of teaching.
Natalia Lafourcade has been a favorite artist of mine for the last four years, since I first taught her gorgeous tune "Amor de Mis Amores" to my Spanish I students.
A favorite artist of mine is Prince Royce. One of my favorite aspects of teaching Royce's songs is also teaching basic bachata moves to go along with the music.
One of my favorite bands to introduce to students is the group Calle 13, a hip-hop group comprised of three "hermanastros" or step-siblings from Puerto Rico.
Rubén Blades is a singer and songwriter from Panama who writes and performs a blend of Latin-jazz, Afro-Cuban, and salsa music.
Riding on the success of Gente de Zona’s “Bailando” with my Spanish I students, this collaboration with Marc Anthony was a huge hit.
A beautiful artist with a rich canon of music that spans over her career, Shakira is an incredibly popular artist that resonates with my students each year.
One of my student’s favorite artists is the young bachata star Prince Royce. Royce’s bachata tune “Culpa al Corazon” was released in January of 2016.
The combination of Prince Royce and Shakira is sure to have the fans of both Royce and Shakira in your classroom joyfully singing along.
The first song that I taught in the classroom as a warm-up was the beautifully simple song Amor de Mis Amores by Mexican artist Natalia Lafourcade.
Our new song of the week before "Semana Santa" for IB Spanish 2 is the pop tune Despacito by Luis Fonsi, featuring Daddy Yankee.