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My travel bucketlist through music: Argentina

This is the third part of a series of 10 articles where I feature artists from one of the countries that is on my current list of ten countries that I want to visit before I die. We started out in Sweden, made our way to Brazil and are now stopping in Argentina.

Ushuaia, photo taken by Alvaro Leiva for National Geographic

Ushuaia, photo taken by Alvaro Leiva for National Geographic

I’m learning to speak Spanish right now. It’s another item on my bucket list that I’m trying to cross off, and it’s coming along a whole lot better than that other dream of becoming an opera singer 😉

I want to visit a Spanish-speaking country soon, so I set my sights on Argentina. This country has always fascinated me (maybe because growing up, Mafalda was my idol and I sometimes thought I was her real life incarnation).

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My travel bucket list through music: Brazil

Last week I started sharing my current top 10 travel bucket list. In the upcoming weeks I will be sharing musical playlists for each of the ten countries in my Top 10. I started out with Sweden and today I am sharing the list I have made for Brazil:

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Brazil has a rich musical culture that is known around the world. Some of the most famous songs of all time have been written by Brazilian composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes. Bossa nova and samba are the most recognized genres, but there are so many more to be discovered in the country with the biggest population in all of South America. Today, bands often incorporate rock and electronic sounds into their songs, creating new styles such as funk carioca.
Here is the list of artists featured on the Soundcloud playlist I have created so you can get a taste of the country’s sound:
Alventino Calvacanti, Os Mutantes, Ceu, Bonde do Role, Cibelle, Seu Jorge, Maria Rita, Bebel Gilberto, Wanda Sa and Marcio Faraco

Here are some beautiful photos of Brazil by National Geographic photographers:

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In the coming weeks I will be making playlists for the following countries which are also in my top 10 travel bucket list:

Argentina, South Africa, Turkey, Cuba, New Zealand, Portugal, United Kingdom and Senegal

Traveling the world by song: my travel bucket list through music

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I’m slowly working through my travel bucket list. Every few years I do a list of 10 countries I must visit before I die. When I get to cross one off the list, I add a new one in its’ place. I’m such a travel freak that whenever I’m not traveling, I feel the need to do it virtually. One of the ways I do this is to listen to music from all over the world. Over the next few months, I’ll be posting playlists I have created for each country that is on my current top 10.
Here is my list, in no particular order:
Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Cuba, New Zealand, Portugal, United Kingdom, Senegal

First featured country: Sweden

I created a list of 10 songs by Swedish acts that are interesting to discover. You’ll notice that all of the songs are in English, I didn’t do that on purpose. Many of Sweden’s artists choose to sing mostly in English, perhaps so they can reach a wider audience. The music produced in Sweden is undoubtedly varied, but many artists hailing from the Northern European country are known for their experimental sounds and daring aesthetics.

Artists included in this playlist (in the order that they play): Ane Brun, Lykke Li, Fever Ray, Robyn, Shout out louds, First Aid Kit, Loney Dear, Anna Von Hausswolff, Jose Gonzalez, El Perro del Mar and Peter Von Poehl.

Enjoy!

For inspiration, here are some gorgeous photos that were submitted by users on Your Shot by National Geographic:
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