Off and on throughout my life since childhood, I’ve taken courses in the beautiful Spanish language. Most recently was during night classes at Southwestern Community College for 4 semesters with a wonderful man named Gene Rainones. Since I love music, I thought a good tool for learning Spanish might be to listen to Latin music.
Completely on a whim, I went to the music section of one store and looked at the covers of Spanish cds. I’d never heard of Jennifer Pena and couldn’t tell you why I chose her recordings above all others. The entire album was incredible. Her voice is outstanding and once I understood the lyrics it was obvious that she is drawn to powerful words.
I hope you enjoy her as much as I do. To those of you who really do speak this evocative language, my apologies for not being able to insert the “tilda” above the n in Pena. For those who do not speak the language, Jennifer’s last name is pronounced “Paynya”.