Qué Pasa, Raúl

Hosted ByRaúl Guerrero

A podcast for Spanish learners and music lovers. Your host, visual artist Raul G, uses pop songs to help you learn useful language, grammar and simple phrases. in the process you will also discover great singer-songwriters, famous in the Hispanic world.

Rapsodia bohemia

Argentinian singer-songwriter Facundo Cabral was a true bohemian. He was taught to read at fourteen by a Jesuit teacher and met his father at forty-six. These and other experiences – his wife and daughter died on a plane crash – came to shape his outlook on life and his music.

His signature song, No soy de aquí, ni soy de allá (I’m neither from here nor there) has become something of an anthem for the Argentinian people – and, by extension, all Latin people. In the lyric, Cabral paints a self-portrait where he embraces the idea of a simple life, living the present moment – the old carpe diem – and finding happiness in life’s small, sensual pleasures: el vino, las flores, el pan casero, el buen cigarro, las malas señoras…

The song has been covered by multiple artists, including Jorge Cafrune, Chavela Vargas, Julio Iglesias… and a very renowned cartoon character.

For comments on the episode, suggestions, online Spanish lessons or just to reach out, contact us at quepasaraul@outlook.com

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