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Shakira sings in English

One of the biggest Latin music stars is a tiny girl with a big voice. She has branched out to also record in English. This song sounds a little country.


Here are 2 other English Shakira songs



2010 Official World Cup Song


Posted by cannabis_flower | Wed May 29, 2019, 02:54 PM (2 replies)

If Trump really wanted to stop people fleeing Central America..

I have some suggestions:

From the State Department Travel Advisory for Honduras :

Violent crime, such as homicide and armed robbery, is common. Violent gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, rape, and narcotics and human trafficking, is widespread. Local police and emergency services lack sufficient resources to respond effectively to serious crime.

I have read somewhere that the police often don't even have money for gasoline.

1. Meet with the governments and create aid packages that aim to assisting them in fighting violent crime. The main reason people flee is because they fear for their lives. They fear for their lives and know that the police can't or won't do anything about it.


2. Help them encourage economic development which would provide jobs. Jobs would generate taxes which would help to pay for police and infrastructure. If people have good jobs and security they aren't as likely to want to come to the US.

Instead Trump wants to build a wall and threatens to end all foreign aid to these countries. He could put conditions on the aid, such as there has to be tangible results or that that the us send police (not military) advisors to help set up police academies and train police management. It seems to me it would cost less than a wall, an armed force on the border and mothers and children in concentration camps.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sat May 25, 2019, 04:26 PM (1 replies)

Lots of people don't like or appreciate rap music but....

Tupac was different.

https://genius.com/2pac-keep-ya-head-up-lyrics

2Pac may have been a gangsta, but he had feelings too! This is a feminist anthem from Pac, with references to pro-choice politics and what one might call “rape culture”.

In a 1995 interview with LA Times journalist Chuck Philips, Tupac said:

In a 1995 interview with LA Times journalist Chuck Philips, Tupac said:

I think the shit that I say, no one else says. Who was writing about Black women before ‘Keep Ya Head Up?’ Now everybody got a song about Black women. Who was writing about that when I was writing about that? Who was writing about their own problems? I wasn’t talking [blah blah blah], I was talking my real problems. I was really having problems with police. I was really having problems with life and just being Black and why the hell we gotta get stepped on so much? But then I’m making it, I thought I was successful when I’m still getting stepped on. How come I got a boot-print on my back and I’m successful? I just couldn’t believe that. So instead of me just bugging out and doing a post office move and just shooting everything up and going to jail for a million years, I just said, ‘Fuck it. I’m in here rapping. Why not just rap about some shit that’s really happening?’

The music video opens with an image about being dedicated to Latasha Harlins (Latasha Harlins (July 14, 1975 – March 16, 1991) was a 15-year-old African-American girl who was shot in the head by Soon Ja Du (Hangul:두순자, a 51-year-old Korean-born female convenience store owner who was tried and convicted of voluntary manslaughter in Harlins' death. Harlins was a student at Westchester High School in Los Angeles. Harlins' death came 13 days after the videotaped beating of Rodney King. Du was fined $500 and sentenced to five years of probation and 400 hours of community service but no prison time for her crime. Some have cited the shooting of Latasha Harlins as one of the causes of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. ). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Latasha_Harlins



There was a follow-up to this song, “Baby Don’t Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)”



Posted by cannabis_flower | Sat May 25, 2019, 01:41 PM (5 replies)

Santana - La Flaca (Lyric Video) ft. Juanes

Posted by cannabis_flower | Sun May 19, 2019, 10:44 PM (1 replies)

Santana - Corazon Espinado ft. Mana (Official Video)

Posted by cannabis_flower | Sun May 19, 2019, 10:42 PM (0 replies)

Tabaco y Chanel

Bacilos is the first studio album recorded by Bacilos released on May 23, 2000. The album received a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

The group members are from Colombia, Puerto Rico and Brazil and met at the University of Miami. They have several hits the first of which is Tobaco y Chanel. I heard this was also a big hit in Italy.

Posted by cannabis_flower | Fri May 17, 2019, 06:55 PM (1 replies)

Latin song of the day

I like how this song starts out slow and picks up at the end. It's about a guy who is too shy to talk to the girl he is in love with.

Posted by cannabis_flower | Thu May 16, 2019, 05:20 PM (0 replies)

Since there seems to be a lack of Latin music here

My current favorite

Posted by cannabis_flower | Wed May 15, 2019, 12:15 PM (2 replies)

CNN: A decades-old feud looms over Biden and Warren in 2020


Like most of the Democratic candidates in the 2020 field, Warren has so far largely steered clear of commenting on -- let alone, attacking -- her rivals.

But when asked last week whether the former vice president was "too cozy" with Wall Street, the Massachusetts senator was unusually direct, noting that their "disagreement is a matter of public record."

"At a time when the biggest financial institutions in this country were trying to put the squeeze on millions of hardworking families who are in bankruptcy because of medical problems, job losses, divorce and death in the family, there was nobody to stand up for them," Warren said in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on the same day that Biden officially announced his candidacy.

And then, with a single sentence, Warren opened up a new chapter in the campaign: "I got in that fight because they just didn't have anyone, and Joe Biden was on the side of the credit card companies."

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/02/politics/elizabeth-warren-joe-biden-history-bankruptcy-bill/index.html
Posted by cannabis_flower | Thu May 2, 2019, 09:05 PM (39 replies)
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