Music Section

Vasily Vasilievich Andreyev

Vasily Vasilievich Andreyev

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Vasily Andreyev was born in Bezhetsk, Tver Governorate, Russia to the family of an honorary citizen of Bezhetsk and merchant of the first guild, Vasily Andeyevich Andreyev and his wife, the noblewoman Sophia Mikhaylovna Andreyeva. When the boy was one year old, his father died. The family moved to Saint Petersburg, …
Balalaika

Balalaika

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Balalaika is a traditional Russian instrument with a wooden triangle-shaped body and three (or rarely six or four) strings. It is sometimes called a “Russian three-string guitar.” For centuries, balalaika was a popular village folk instrument played by skomorokhs (a kind of jester-musician) to entertain people. Together …
Anastasia Sokolova

Anastasia Sokolova

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Anastasia  Sokolova  is  a  dancer  from  Ukraine.  Her  specialty  is pole  dancing.  She´s  an  amazing  pole  dancer.  Her  beauty  and  dancing  makes   her  a  wanted  lady.  Anastasia  Sokolova   is  one   fine  young  dancer. Anastasia  watched  a  movie   and  saw  pole  dancing.  She  wanted  to  …
Russian Hip Hop

Russian Hip Hop

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The first attempts of rapping in the Soviet Union took place in 1984 in Samara, when the group “Час Пик” (Peak-Hours), led by Aleksandr Astrahov recorded the 25 minute-long gramophone record “Rap”. It was recorded under the influence of Grandmaster Flash and Captain …
Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself” – Mikhail Baryshnikov Mikhail Baryshnikov, consider one of the greatest dancers of the 20th century, is a Russian-American ballet dancer, actor, and art director, who …
Russian Ballet

Russian Ballet

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Until 1689, ballet in Russia was nonexistent. The Tsarist control and isolationism in Russia allowed for little influence from the West. It wasn’t until the rise of Peter the Great that Russian society opened up to the West. In the early 19th century, …
“Colors” (2018)

“Colors” (2018)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Coca-Cola with Warner Bros. released the original English version of “Colors,” sung by Jason Derulo, in early March. While it is not the official 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia anthem, the tune is one of many promotional tracks created by Coca-Cola, an official …
“Waka Waka” (2010)

“Waka Waka” (2010)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, called “Waka Waka (Esto es África)” in Spanish, is a song by Colombian singer Shakira, featuring the South African band Freshlyground. It was released on 7 May 2010 by Epic Records as the official song of the …
“We Are One” (2014)

“We Are One” (2014)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! “We Are One (Ole Ola)” is a song recorded by Cuban American rapper Pitbull (2014). It is the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and features guest vocals from American singer Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte. The artists co-wrote the song with Sia, RedOne, Danny Mercer, Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and Thomas Troelsen; the latter …
“Anthem” (2002)

“Anthem” (2002)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! FIFA World Cup official songs are tunes adopted officially to be used as warm-ups to the event, to accompany the championships during the event and as a souvenir reminder of the events as well as for advertising campaigns leading for the World Cup, …
“The Cup Of Life” (1998)

“The Cup Of Life” (1998)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! “Nothing can hold you back if you really want it.” -Ricky Martin, “The cup of life” (1998) Since the world cup of 1962, music has been an official part of this main sports event. Songs and anthems, this are rhythms that bring joy, …
“El Rock del Mundial” (1962)

“El Rock del Mundial” (1962)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! «El rock del Mundial» is a song by the chilean rock band “Los Ramblers”. It was written by Jorge Rojas, who was the director of The Ramblers. It was released as a single in 1962, for the Soccer World Cup that year. The …
Sundanese Jaipongan (Indonesia)

Sundanese Jaipongan (Indonesia)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Songs is a form of dance that was born from the creativity of artists from Bandung Leo Gumbira. Attention to the art of the people that one of them is a three-tap causes the time he is really into the treasury patterns of …
Candle Dance (Vietman)

Candle Dance (Vietman)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Vietnamese  Culture   may  be  still  mysterious   and  unknown  to  most  people   outside  the  country.  Today  more  and  more  are  going  to Vietnam   for  travelling  and  doing  business.  Getting  to  know  Vietnam  and  Vietnamese  Culture   is  interesting  and  fascinating. The  Candle  Dance  is  a  …
Grand Drum Ensemble (Korea)

Grand Drum Ensemble (Korea)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Do you know that the percussion is the oldest form of non-vocal music? And as a result of this percussions it reflects many of the social and historical peculiarities that evolve throughout a culture. Do you know that Korea Music was influenced strong …
Zapin (Malay)

Zapin (Malay)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The music for Zapin comes from an ensemble of traditional instruments which include the lute (gambus), gypsy-type bongos (marwas) and the violin.There are no hard and fast rules as to the number of dancers that perform. However because of the very interactive nature …
Yosakoi (Japanese)

Yosakoi (Japanese)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! There is no end of interesting festivals to attend in Japan. Every prefecture, big city and small town has its own festivals that reveal much about the culture and history of the places where they are held. Kochi Prefecture’s most famous festival is …
Tinikling (Philippines)

Tinikling (Philippines)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Tinikling, wich means “bamboo dance”, is the most popular and important of the Philippine dances and it is also honored as the Philippine national dance. To be performed,  it requires much stamina and concentration. The dance imitates the movement of the tikling bird …
Romvong (Cambodia)

Romvong (Cambodia)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Romvong in cambodia, Lamvong or Ramwong (Thai), is a type of Southeast Asian dance where both females and males dance in a circle. It is a popular folk-dance in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. It is a slow round dance continuously moving in a circular manner, and incorporates graceful hand movements and simple footwork. Both men …
Maglalatik (Philippines)

Maglalatik (Philippines)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Maglalatik  Dance  started   in  Biñan,  Laguna.  It  is  a  mocked  dance   of  the  war  between   the  Christians  and  The  Muslims   over  the  latik. The  first   two  parts  of  Maglalatik   are  the   Palipasan   and  the  Baligtaran.  It  shows  the  encounter  of  the  two  groups   …
Khon (Thai dance)

Khon (Thai dance)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! As the title says it is a dance drama genre from Thailand. It is traditionally performed solely in the royal court by men in masks accompanied by narrators and a traditional “piphat” ensemble. A variation of this genre with female performers is called …
Fan Dance (China)

Fan Dance (China)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The art and tradition of the Chinese fan dance have captivated audiences for two thousand years. Just one of many forms of traditional folk dances, fan dances has been preserved to share the stories and beauty of Chinese culture. Chinese Fan Dance the …
Bon Odori (Japan)

Bon Odori (Japan)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! In Japan, people pray for the spirits of their deceased relatives and ancestors to be able to obtain Buddhahood without suffering. There are many events held around the 15th of the 7th month of the old lunar calendar, generally correspond to the four-day …
Biyelgee-Mongolia

Biyelgee-Mongolia

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian Traditional Folk Dance, is a beautiful, outstanding and ancient form of the traditional performing arts of Mongolia, however, it is not only a performing art but also has an important role in festivities, traditions and customs; it is a lifestyle. …
Masterpieces: Eddie Cochran-The Memorial Album

Masterpieces: Eddie Cochran-The Memorial Album

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Edward Raymond Cochran was an American musician. Cochran’s rockabilly songs, captured teenage desire in the mid-1950s. Cochran was involved with music from an early age, playing in the school band and teaching himself to play blues guitar. He also played the piano, bass, …
Masterpieces:  Johnny Burnette and The Rock ‘N Roll Trio

Masterpieces: Johnny Burnette and The Rock ‘N Roll Trio

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Johnny Burnette and the Rock ‘n Roll Trio is the 1956 debut album of the influential band The Rock and Roll Trio, fronted by Johnny Burnette. Recorded over three separate sessions in 1956, the album includes a number of the band’s singles. 2008’s Icons of Rock calls the album …
Masterpieces: Pink Floyd-The Dark Side of the Moon

Masterpieces: Pink Floyd-The Dark Side of the Moon

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! What distinguished Pink Floyd the most was their progressive and psychedelic music. They were an English band formed in London in 1965. Even if they had a lot of success and are considered one of the most influential groups in popular history, two …
Masterpieces: Charlie Feathers-Get with it

Masterpieces: Charlie Feathers-Get with it

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Get With It is one of the most important compilations for this musician. This compilation was released after his death with his 2 missing CDs at the end of 1998. Charles Arthur “Charlie” Feathers was born in June 12, 1932 in Holly Springs, …
Masterpieces: The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Masterpieces: The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! When The Beatles released “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (Apple / Capitol) on June 1, 1967, they shocked the world by busting through the boundaries of what was possible on a rock album. Fifty years later, the shock may have given way …
Masterpieces: The Rolling Stones-Exile on Main Street

Masterpieces: The Rolling Stones-Exile on Main Street

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Exile on Main Street is a double album by The Rolling Stones. It was released on 12 May 1972 on LP by Rolling Stones Records. It was the band’s first double album and tenth studio album released in the United Kingdom. It was …
Masterpieces: Guns and Roses-Appetite for destruction

Masterpieces: Guns and Roses-Appetite for destruction

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The biggest-selling debut album of all time, Appetite for Destruction, features a lot more than the yowl of Indiana-bred W. Axl Rose, Guitarist Slash gave the band blues emotion and punk energy, while the rhythm section brought the funk on hits such as “Welcome to …
Masterpieces: The Who-Who’s Next

Masterpieces: The Who-Who’s Next

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The Who, were a British rock group that were one of the most popular and influential bands of the 1960s and ’70s. The principal members were Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon with Moon later being replaced by Kenney Jones …
Masterpieces: Metallica-The Black Album

Masterpieces: Metallica-The Black Album

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Metallica is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. It was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield. Metallica is one of the founding “big four” bands of trash metal, due to their aggressive melodies and fast …
Masterpieces: The Clash-London Calling

Masterpieces: The Clash-London Calling

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! London Calling, the third album by English Rock Band The Clash, was released on December 14th, 1979 in the United Kingdom and January of 1980 in the United States. The album’s overall theme is post-punk, incorporating a wide variety of music styles ranging …
Masterpieces: Louis Armstrong-“Hello, Dolly!”

Masterpieces: Louis Armstrong-“Hello, Dolly!”

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Hello, Dolly!” is the title song from the Tony Award-winning 1964 musical which featured Carol Channing in the lead role and in 1969 it was made into a film starring Barbra Streisand, but did you know that even the fact that the song …
Masterpieces: Bob Dylan–“Blonde on Blonde”

Masterpieces: Bob Dylan–“Blonde on Blonde”

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Released on May 16th, 1966, rock’s first studio double LP by a major artist was, as Dylan declared in 1978, “the closest I ever got to the sound I hear in my mind… that thin, that wild-mercury sound.” There is no better description of …
Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Welcome to this activity created by Junior Advisor Mr. Mario Martinez from Polanco Branch. Please follow the instructions below and take note of all the pink words, you will need them for the special activity session. Watch the video. Read the text. Answer the …
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Welcome to this activity created by Junior Advisor Mr. Juan Loya from Narvarte Branch. Please follow the instructions below and take note of all the pink words, you will need them for the special activity session. First watch the Genius video about Taylor Swift’s feud …
Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Do you think you know everything about Bruno Mars? Check out our list of fun facts on your favorite singer and practice your English with his lyrics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhCEhWiKXk He has Puerto Rican and Filipino ancestry. His nickname was given to him by his …
All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! All I want for Christmas is you has become an iconic modern song of Christmas time.  It was released in 1994 by the songwriter and singer Maria Carey. Since the 1990’s it has been a great Christmas hit. There have been a few …
Santa Baby (Michael Buble Version)

Santa Baby (Michael Buble Version)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Welcome to this activity created by Jr. Learning Advisor Mr. Juan Manuel Loya from Narvarte Branch. Please follow the instructions below and everytime you see a pink letter, place the cursor to see the meaning of that word. First, listen to the song …
Shivering Songs Part 3

Shivering Songs Part 3

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! This is the third part of the shivering songs, those themes in horror films that were inevitably stuck in our head terrorizing us for days. The magic of music is to set the mood, whether it’s a romantic scene or an unnerving sequence, …
Shivering Songs Part 2

Shivering Songs Part 2

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Music gives life to motion pictures and plays an important in creating the atmosphere on the screen. In the case of horror movies, it helps to set a spooky mood and to prepare you for jump scares. Some of these songs can make …
Shivering Songs

Shivering Songs

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Halloween is just around the corner and horror movies are here to make us enjoy the season of jump scares, and one of the most important features in a horror movie is the music. The films can set the atmosphere not only with …
Mexican composers: Armando Manzanero

Mexican composers: Armando Manzanero

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Armando Manzanero is a famous Mexican composer, musician and singer. With a Mayan ancestry, Armando was born in Ticul, Yucatán on 1935 and he has been one of the most successful composers in Latin America. Probably you have heard many of his songs …
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