Bilingual is Better

As you know, we really try to stick to listening to music in Spanish as much as possible, but have recently fallen head over heels with  Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band’s A Potluck CD. We played it once in our car – our favorite place to jam and sing-out-loud – and  we were instantly hooked to the fun, vibrant and eclectic sounds coming out of the speakers.

You know when a song is so good and catchy that you feel you even know the lyrics already and have this insane need to join the groove? That´s what happens when you listen to the very first song, “Lines and Dots,” and then intensifies with “On My Bike,” my girl’s favorite and most-requested song at the time. For me, it’s a welcomed sound of the indie music that I choose to listen to, but this one my girl, my husband and I can have a dance party to.

Then, I found out the inspiration for Lucky Diaz’s sounds and captivating lyrics come from the Los Angeles neighborhood they live in – Silverlake. Well, that’s the eclectic, hipster , diverse neighborhood where we lived for many years and where Camila was born, so for sure we feel a connection here!

“One of our neighbors is Salvadoran and has a whole flock of fowl in his front yard,” explains Diaz. Diaz adapted a traditional children’s rhyme by Mexican star “Cri Cri,” which his grandmother told him as a child for the song “Tres Ratones” (Three Mice). This is the only song in Spanish and one you can fearlessly set on repeat.

The whole album’s message is one of connecting and intersecting lives and embracing the diversity that surrounds us.

Listen to the songs of A Potluck  here and scroll down to enter our giveaway!

Get updates and a listing of upcoming concerts at

The Giveaway

We’re giving away one A Potluck CD to one lucky winner.

To enter, all you have to do is listen to the songs here and leave us a comment telling us which is your favorite song and why.

That’s all you have to do to enter this giveaway. If you want to up your chances at winning, then this is how you can get additional entries (only after you’ve completed the step above):

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This giveaway ends Friday, June 22 at 11:59 p.m. EST and is open to everyone with a U.S. mailing address over 18 years of age. Check out the Giveaway Rules.

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