Siesta Is for Lovers
by Judy Cantor-Navas | July 1, 2014
Of all the special sensations that summer brings, one of the most delicious is the feel of cool sheets on a hot day. We think the siesta, that two-hour shut-in tradition of warm climes, should be practiced all year round, but particularly on lazy summer afternoons, and, if possible, with a partner. This playlist of Latin slow jams features sensual vocals, chill electro-pop fusions, and Brazilian, tango and flamenco-tinged tracks. Intimate love songs from artists like Diego Garcia, Gustavo Cerati, Draco, Café Tacvba and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, among others, meet unhurried grooves from Buika, Chet Baker and Babel Gilberto designed to accompany some mid-day private time. Whether you're ready for a nap or other horizontal activities, turn on these siesta songs before you hit the bed, and let them carry you away.