Broaden Your Musical Horizons: 8 Songs in 6 Countries

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How diverse is your music collection? Think about 5 of your favorite artists and answer these 3 questions:

Where are they from? What genre is their music? What language(s) do they speak?

Did you notice any trends? Are they all from the same country? Are the genres identical/interchangeable? Do they all speak the same language? If so, your music library could benefit from a little cultural exchange! Here are 8 songs you may want to check out:


1. Mas Que Nada – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66

Artist: Brazil | Language: Portuguese | Genre: Samba

Sergio Mendes

2. Elle Me Dit – Ben l’Oncle Soul

Artist: France | Language: French | Genre: Soul


3. Work – Rihanna

Artist: Barbados | Language: Patois/English | Genre: Dancehall


4. Tuyo – Pedro Bromfman

Artist: Brazil | Language: Spanish | Genre: Bolero


5. Green & Gold – Lianne La Havas

Artist: London | Language: English | Genre: Alternative/Folk


6. Ojuelegba – Wizkid

Artist: Nigeria | Language: Yoruba/English | Genre: Afrobeats


7. Clap Your Hands – Whilk & Misky

Artist(s): London | Language: English | Genre: Alternative/Indie


8. Pum Pum – Amara La Negra

Artist: Dominican Republic | Language: Spanish| Genre: Reggaeton/Dembow


Who are some of your favorite artists?

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Lauren is a Chicago native and budget traveler obsessed with foreign languages, neuropsychology, dancing, and applesauce. She recently quit her full-time job in social services to be a human English dictionary in Madrid, Spain.