Friday, 25 March 2011

BWR: Latin American Dance Music for the Fleet

Corcovado at sunset from the "James Bond" cable car on Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro. Image copyright Anne Hinton, all rights reserved.

by SailRaceWin

The Barcelona World Race fleet are passing, have passed, or are about to pass, Latin America, so some Latin American music seems timely... While there might not be much space on an IMOCA 60, it is certainly possible to visualise Loick Peyron dancing along to Bailamos, or the girls on GAES turning this into an opportunity for one of their famous parties!

For reasons of copyright, the videos must all be viewed on YouTube. NB there is something of a one track view of women portrayed in these videos, with which we cannot concur... but the vibrancy of the music should be heard.

Bailamos (Enrique Iglesias)

The Rhythm Divine (Enrique Iglesias)

Livin' La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin)

Spanish version of Livin' La Vida Loca (without video)

On our last visit to South America there was one CD that was definitely doing the rounds. The first track was Livin' La Vida Loca, and the second Village People's YMCA; two more incongruous pieces of music it is hard to imagine! We can also confirm, from an earlier visit, that the revival of ABBA started in Chile...