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Gloria Estefan (Cuban culture)

Gloria Estefan’s voice talks about cuban music during her world tour in 2007 in Madrid in order to present her album “90 millas”

“90 millas” is the album produced by Gloria Estefan’s husband, who joined her in her tour because he is “the only one that is able to produce an album like this. We share -claims- the same hobbies and, after all this time, we keep enjoying each other, and sharing family and music as our priorities”

Gloria Estefan is back for big shows in this world tour and, then, she will keep producing music while she embarks on new projects with her husband: they will open their third hotel and their seventh restaurant.

Although she left Cuba with her family when she was two to live in Miami, where she is one of the most popular for Latino community, Gloria Estefan claims that she has a “Cuban heart”. In this album, she shows her “Cuban roots” because this is what she really likes. In an interview for EFE she claimed “At the age of eight, I used to sing  to my grandmother the music that my mother’s family sent us from cuba to my grandmother and that make an inpact on me”

Listen to this MP3 (September, 10th 2007)

 

Fill the gaps while you listen to the MP3.

“Yo creo que es lo más ________ que tenemos de la ________ cubana: la ________ , la alegría… y eso, por supuesto, ________ ________ compartirlo con el ________ porque fue lo que nos dio el ________ , lo que nos hizo ________ distinto, lo que nos hizo poder ________ barreras en los principios de los ________ cuando rompimos con “Conga” y “Rythm is gonna get you” y “Dr. Beat” . Lo que nos dio ese ________ particular ________ que no era el sonido pop americano, era la ________ latina, que nos hizo sonar. Algo único y ________ .”

Read the translation of the MP3.

“I believe that the most beautiful of Cuban culture: music and joy… and I love to share that with the whole world, of couse, because that was what made us successful, what made us sound different, what made us to overcome barriers in the early eighties when we lauched “Conga” and “Rhythm is gonna get you” and “Dr. Beat”. What gave us that especial flavour was that it wasn’t American pop, but Latin music. That’s what made us sound. Something unique and different.

 

Practica Español

(Español) Comprehension

Escucha el MP3 y responde las preguntas. (Listen the audio and answer the questions.)

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Question 1
In this MP3, Gloria Estefan talks about... (En el MP3, Gloria Estefan habla sobre...)
A
El pop americano
B
La cultura latinoamericana en Cuba
C
La música cubana
Question 2
According to Gloria Estefan, What is the most beautiful of Cuban culture? (Según Gloria Estefan, ¿qué es lo más bonito de la cultura cubana?)
A
La literatura
B
El arte
C
La música
Question 3
Eighties Cuban music let Cuba... (La música cubana en los años 80 permitió a Cuba...)
A
cruzar barreras
B
hacer la conga
C
componer música
Question 4
What gave that flavor to Cuban music? (¿Qué le dio "ese sabor" a la música cubana?)
A
El pop americano
B
La cultura cubana
C
La música latina
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(Español) Vocabulary

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Question 1
If something is "lindo", it is... (Si algo es "lindo", es...)
A
feo
B
bonito
C
grande
Question 2
Verb "dio" is the third person singular of the following tense. (La forma verbal "dio" es la tercera persona del singular del...)
A
presente de subjuntivo
B
pretérito imperfecto de indicativo
C
pretérito perfecto simple de indicativo
Question 3
What is the most suitable indefinite article for "sabor"? (¿Cuál es el artículo indeterminado para el sustantivo "sabor"?)
A
Un
B
El
C
Este
Question 4
"Por supuesto" is employed to... (La expresión "por supuesto" se utiliza para...)
A
negar
B
dudar
C
afirmar
Question 5
Diverso y diferente are two synonims for... (Diverso y diferente son dos sinónimos de...)
A
igual
B
distinto
C
semejante
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