Rosalia and Spanish modern culture

This 9-page resource is a close look at the imagery from the video Malamente by Rosalía, aimed at GCSE and A-Level Spanish students. It looks at how the words and images speak about Spain’s culture, mixing up traditional elements (such as Semana Santa or bullfighting) with modern Spanish youth culture (such as tattoos, gel nails or skateboarding). It is also useful to learn/revise vocabulary about places in the city (such as the petrol station or the car park) and clothing (looking at what the people in the video are wearing). The lyrics of the song Malamente are also included, with a gap-filling activity.

There are multiple tasks that explore the world of Rosalia from different angles, with special attention on how it relates to the wider contemporary Spanish culture, with its contrasts of the traditional and the modern. There is high-quality material for at least 3 hours of teaching.

Also included are links that relate to the video’s themes on Spanish flamenco culture, and prompts for discussion on the influence of Rosalía on young people by looking at the singer’s Instagram account.

The resource is on a Word document, so it can be easily edited at the teacher’s convenience - by adding, removing, modifying tasks so that the lesson can be adapted to different levels and abilities.

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Created: Nov 11, 2020

Updated: Jan 16, 2021

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