It’s a universal truth that music can speak to people despite language barriers because at the end of the day even though lyrics are critical to good songs, without a rhythm or beat that is relatable it’s all over! Every culture and even era has its own brand of popular music but it’s often in the somewhat alternative, less commercial realms of the indie music scene that you can find some awesome sounds and talent. The Spanish music culture is diverse and stretches back in its eventful history to encompass many styles and genres of music. Some of these have influenced musicians today and helped them to create their own unique sound.
Unlike many European countries where the dominant language of the pop-culture is English, Spanish charts are typically dominated by Spanish-speaking artists singing in their native language. The Spanish appreciation for popular music also reflects great diversity of age, with artists with a long history of success featuring in the charts alongside youngsters who have just hit the music scene. Malu, daughter of flamenco singer Pepe de Lucia, first started singing professionally at the age of 15 and has been a fan favourite ever since.