Tuesday, January 29, 2013

English III 1/29: "Dos Gardenias" by Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club is a very famous Cuban group, known for tropical songs that feel old and contemporary at once. Their songs, like their country of origin, are diverse and beautiful blends of different musical ideas and thriving cultures. Most of you probably won't understand the lyrics... but I want you instead to consider the mood of the song and what kind of images it calls to mind. Where can you imagine yourself hearing this? Can you hear the jungle in the song?


5. CALLOW-Immature; lacking sophistication
6. BELEAGUER-To harass; to plague
7. CACOPHONOUS-Unpleasantly noisy; jarring
8. EBULLIENT-Full of enthusiasm or high spirits

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