From The Desk Of Juana Molina: Zaouli Traditional Dance

It’s a good thing that Argentine artist Juana Molina cut her showbiz teeth acting in humorous ’80s/’90s TV shows, because the singer—who’s just released her seventh album, Halo—is practically living a real-life sitcom. Her daughter Francisca, now 23, has moved out and wants nothing to do with the family business, which dates back to Molina’s high-profile folks, tango singer Horacio Molina and thespian Chunchuna Villafañe. But the comedic axis on which Molina’s life revolves is Rosa, her ex-husband’s nanny, who stayed on after their divorce more than a decade ago. Molina even penned a tune for her housemate called “The Gift,” but it didn’t make the final Halo cut. Molina will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new feature on her.

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Molina: To me, dancing is ultimate step to happiness. I love dancing, being in trance and have the music leading you as the best partner. At the same time, I know nothing about it. I’ve been intrigued by the way these dancers don’t move the upper half of their bodies. Can someone tell me how on earth they do this? (Watch from 3:37.)

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