Jarabe de Palo
Jarabe de Palo
This album featured collaborations with the likes of Ketama and continued with Jarabe de Palo's ironic and ingenious lyrics, which managed to connect with the Hispanic public and even made inroads among Italians. In 2001 they released De vuelta y vuelta, their most conceptual album. It showed a change in the band with the first music video of the album, in which Pau appears shaving his head, shedding his long-haired features. This album featured collaborations with the likes of Antonio Vega, Jovanotti, Vico C and Celia Cruz. In 2003 the band tried to show a change to more positive songs with their album Bonito, which featured the likes of Los Mártires del Compás, the singer-songwriter Elena Andujar and their Italian friend Jovanotti. In autumn of 2004 the band announced that they would go on tour with their new album, 1 m2 (Un metro cuadrado (A Square Meter)) featuring the likes of Jorge Drexler, Lucrecia, and Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders). The group has received great awards such as Premios de la Música, Premio Ondas, and Grammy nominations. They have collaborated with La Vieja Trova Santiaguera, Antonio Vega, Vico C and Celia Cruz (soundtrack of El milagro de P.
Tinto). Pau has also composed tracks for Ricky Martin and starred in a music video with Alanis Morissette. Jarabe is a syrup, and is usually used when talking about medicine (cough syrup is jarabe de tos). Palo is a stick. The expression means to "cure" someone by giving them a beating - e.g.
saying that a child who is acting up needs jarabe de palo. Be warned though: "Jarabe de Palo" is a basically neutral phrase in Spain, but kind of a dirty phrase in parts of Latin America (referring to semen). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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