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You may have heard that American popular music can be found on radio stations and home CD collections in the farthest reaches of the globe, and it's true. The reach and impact of American popular culture is immense. But many countries have their own artists who commonly sing in their native language. The styles sound like American pop, often with an admixture of local styles, but the language is more and more likely to be the local one. These are a great way to learn the flow of language, and learning to pick out the lyrics of a song is great practice for your ear. The Internet is now a great source of information on the music scene in places where your new language is spoken.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|