“Down to The Roots” Lyrics Album:Hasta La Raíz (Down to Your Roots), 2015 Style: Folk rock, alternative rock. Natalia told National Public Radio that she wanted to sing about her roots, in her case about Mexico. The album won Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album (58th Grammy Awards), Best Alternative Music Album (16th Latin Grammy Awards), and Best Engineered Album (16th Latin Grammy Awards). This particular song won Song of the Year and Best Alternative Song (16th Latin Grammy Awards). Country: Mexico Listen:YouTube
Sigo cruzando ríos, Andando selvas, amando el sol. Cada día sigo sacando espinas De lo profundo del corazón.
I keep crossing rivers, Passing jungles, loving the sun. Every day I keep pulling thorns From the depths of my heart.
En la noche sigo encendiendo sueños Para limpiar Con el humo sagrado, Cada recuerdo.
At night I keep lighting dreams on fire To clean, With the sacred smoke, Every memory.
“Smaragdos Margara (Claviceps Purpura)”, 1995 Album: Si Buscabas (If You Searched), 1985 Singers: Salvador Cardenal and Katia Cardenal Style: Soft folk music, strong vocals; hauntingly pretty and ambiguous. I like how music travels the world. I actually first heard this song as a cover on Une Histoire de Famille, a French language album by the Montreal band Hart-Rouge. Country: Nicaragua Listen: original by Dúo Guardabarranco (softly spoken) on YouTube or Amazon.