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Artist’s Choice: David Sánchez on Great Compositions Across Genres

Brilliantly written songs from different styles

Gilberto Gil
David Sanchez

Music has always moved me and made my soul travel, and I have always felt a strong connection with music in which the rhythmic cadence is present and consistent. Perhaps growing up in Puerto Rico, an environment where percussion was a key part of daily life, is the reason that rhythms have always captivated me.

Here, I have chosen a small list of brilliantly written songs performed by different artists from different genres; I’m not including artists that I have worked with. Regardless of the artist, type of music or how long it has been since the first time I heard them, these songs still fill me with the same joy as when I first heard them.

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