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Friday, November 6, 2009

A Roundup of Lamento Borincano Interpreters

Bronx Latin Jazz All-Stars

Son Guajiro - Herencia Antillana



Renato Pérez Guitar

Marc Anthony

Thanks to Lars Johnson, I have discovered a good rendition by a female vocalist,which is in the música típica tradition rather than in the operatic vein. It can be downloaded for a fee here. You have to scroll down through the album selections to find "Lamento Borincano." I have not figured out how to make it available as I have the above selections, but it is worth a listen.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

At last, someone has posted the version by Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, on Youtube. The URL is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SduxQQwioro (Thank you, Pakito Palote!)

So, for jibaritos and jibaritas, ENJOY!
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My writing frequently explores multicultural themes. Born in Puerto Rico, I moved at a young age to the U.S., where my parents became Pentecostal ministers. Early immersion in Latino and religious cultures preceded later experiences as a businesswoman, a White House Fellow, and life aboard a trawler cruising from Martha’s Vineyard to South America. These sometimes incompatible worlds have given me a respectful outlook toward differing points of view. My short stories, poems, and essays reflect my own inclusive, yet sharply defined, journey across cultural and socioeconomic boundaries. I recently published Peace on the Journey, a poetry collection which explores the theme of renewal in the face of adversity. @peaceonjourney