Author Archives: Gail Howard

Sonora Matancera

I loved dancing to the music of the Cuban orchestra Sonora Matancera. Among my favorite songs were Tu Rica Boca, El Gavilan and Sabrosito Asi. Of course, this popular group recorded dozens of songs. TU RICA BOCA EL GAVILAN SABROSITO … Continue reading

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  1. venancio moniz says:

    gosto muito do fado d amalia desde a sua vinda em dili em 1974, foi um grande concerto que assisti.
    venancio moniz
    dili timor leste

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Los Cuatro Hermanos Silva

Although Los Cuatro Hermanos Silva are Chilean, their beautiful music was very popular throughout Mexico, Central and South America when I was there in the early 1960s. My favorite is Cuando Tu Me Quieras. I also loved Escribeme and Carnavalito … Continue reading

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Los Tres Caballeros

This week I would like to introduce you to Los Tres Caballeros whom I met in Mexico City in 1957. Leader of the Trio was Roberto Cantoral, who composed many hit songs. My favorite three songs written by Roberto Cantoral and … Continue reading

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French Songs

Three of my favorite French songs are Mon Gentil Pecheur  as sung by Nana Mouskouri and L’Hymne a l’amour  as sung by Mireille Mathieu and Non, je ne regretter rienas sung by Edith Piaf. Mon Gentil Pecheur  sung by Nana Mouskouri with Le … Continue reading

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Pouran in Iran

When I was in Iran in 1967, I learned the words to a very old poem. Goli Jaan, that was put to music and sung by Pouran. Evidently the poem was very dear to Iranian people because when I would recite a few … Continue reading

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