Sunday, May 3, 2009

Jarabe de Palo

A couple of nice pieces from Jarabe de Palo, a Spanish group formed in 1996 in Barcelona and led by Pau Donés. According to Wikipedia, Jarabe de Palo is loosely translated, from European Spanish, into something like "the syrup or 'cure' of the stick," which refers to paddling a child for his own good. In Latin American Spanish, though, Jarabe de Palo refers to semen and is not, therefore, a good topic for mixed company with Victorian sensibilities.



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