Whenever I hear Industria Del Amor or the Kumbia Kings I am reminded of when I first started learning Spanish. This was such a fun time. My really awesome friend who is from Colombia, suggested I do everything in Spanish. She told me reading the lyrics as I was listening to the actual song would be great practice.
Time to find some musica! I made a trip to Discolandia. My friend came with me. I was too nervous to go inside and try to find something by myself. I was afraid someone might come up to me and ask me what I was looking for and I would have no clue how to answer. So we went inside the store and of course someone came up to us. My friend did all the talking and I left with an Industria Del Amor CD. I did not have a CD player in my car. I was dying to get home and listen to it.
Once home, I unwrapped the CD like a crazy woman so anxious to hear what I had just bought. I popped it in and......
it was sweet.
I can't lie. I expected something different. I'm not sure what I expected, but that wasn't it. I know Industria Del Amor is huge. They are very talented. Their music is beautiful. Very sweet and romantic. I did listen to my CD daily and read the lyrics while listening to the music. Mi amiga was right! I was learning knew words.
A couple of weeks later, my best friend and I went shopping. We stopped by Best Buys and I headed over to the Latin music section. "Hmmm.... I wonder who Kumbia Kings are?" I thought as I picked up their CD. I decided to take a gamble and buy it. I had no idea that A.B. Quintanilla (the creator of KK) was Selena's brother at the time.
Once in my friend's car, we popped that CD in and I was BLOWN AWAY! I instantly fell in love. Now this is what I was looking for! I couldn't wait to get home and read the lyrics!!!
Take a listen at the two different styles of music.
Industria Del Amor
(Yes I know the guy from Intocable is in this video but, "Fuistes Mala" is one of my fav songs so he get's a little recognition too. haha!)
What's your vote? Has anyone else out there used music to help you learn another language?