Spanish through Music

Via Cuba, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Dominican Republic and more!
Rating: 2.8 out of 5 (7 ratings)
1,907 students
Spanish through Music
Rating: 2.8 out of 5 (7 ratings)
1,907 students
Students will know about a good 10 artists from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Argentina... and have plenty new vocabulary + a better grasp of basic grammar.


  • A Laptop to listen to the tunes, play the music on. A notebook to jot things down in.


I find Spanish to be a super musical language, a bit like Portuguese. There are PLENTY of countries that speak it too. So what better way to go about it than by taking a little musical tour of some salsa, rumba, boogaloo...! 

Muchas gracias, I hope you enjoy the course! 

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Spanish students wanting to boost their vocabulary and learn about a bunch of different artists from several Spanish-speaking countries.

Course content

1 section • 10 lectures • 1h 4m total length
  • Las Caras Lindas
  • Oyé Como Va
  • Puro Teatro
  • Guantanamera
  • Calle Luna, Calle Sol
  • Hablame Ahora
  • El Ron Es Mi Medecina
  • Gracias a la Vida
  • Te Quiero Porque Te Quiero
  • La Vida Es Un Carnaval


Languages through Music
Desta Haile
  • 3.5 Instructor Rating
  • 19 Reviews
  • 3,504 Students
  • 3 Courses

In a nutshell:

Bangkok-born British Eritrean. Lived in Thailand, Barbados, The Ivory Coast, Jordan, Belgium, Brazil, Turkey, The Philippines.

CV in a nutshell: 

LANGUAGE TEACHING Many many many schools in Brussels, Rio de Janeiro, Manila, London...! Language Studies International, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Palmares Institute of Human Rights...

MUSIC Professional Vocalist- gigs/recordings, solo, a likkle bass,  many international venues & festivals, worked with Joe Bataan, Zap Mama, Baloji, Finley Quaye, Michael Bublé, Hadise, Selah Sue, Filho do Zua. Opened for Sara Tavares @ Jazz Café London.

THEATRE International School Theatre Association festivals worldwide, International School of London, SPID Theatre Company, Theatre of the Oppressed Rio de Janeiro, Performing Arts Teacher @ International School of London

INTERCULTURAL TRAINING Brookfield Global Relocation Services, Kwintessential, ViaLingua...

Currently: Capacity Building Manager for Africa Region (World Association for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts)

Studies: Open University, New School for Social Research NYC, Goldsmiths... (Social Sciences with Media Studies, Writing Across Media, Black British Writing, Travel Writing)

I've studied at some point: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Tagalog, Tigrinya...with varying degrees of success/failure! Come back to me when there's a 'through Music' course for all of them...