El Son de la Negra

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"El Son de la Negra"
Song
Released 1940
Recorded Tepic, Nayarit
Genre Mariachi
Length 3:01
Composer Blas Galindo

"El Son de la Negra" (literally interpreted as "The Song of the Black Woman", but more accurately, Negra refers to one's sweetheart rather than the color black) is a Mexican folk song, originally from the South of Jalisco,[1] best known from an adaptation by Jaliscian musical composer Blas Galindo in 1940 for his suite Sones de mariachi.[2][3][4] It is commonly referred to as the "second national anthem of Mexico." The master piece was presented for the first time in the city of New York, but Jesús Jáuregui, a Mexican ethnologist, claims that along its history the song has undergone modifications and arrangements that can hardly be attributed to a single author or epoque.[5] The song has become representative of Mexican folk or relative to Mexico worldwide.[5] Jáureguis's more than two decades of research were presented on 15 July 2010 at a conference held in the state of Nayarit under the patronage of the state's Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes.[6] Among the specific topics discussed were the origin and authorship of the tune, its first recordings, excerpts from Galindo's memoirs, and photographs of older scores and lyrics.[6]

Lyrics[edit]

Intro sample.

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Spanish

Negrita de mis pesares,
hojas de papel volando.
Negrita de mis pesares,
hojas de papel volando.
A todos diles que sí
pero no les digas cuándo.
Así me dijiste a mí;
por eso vivo penando.

¿Cuándo me traes a mi negra?
Que la quiero ver aquí
con su rebozo de seda
que le traje de Tepic.

¿Cuándo me traes a mi negra?
Que la quiero ver aquí
con su rebozo de seda
que le traje de Tepic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jáuregui, Jesús (2012). El son mariachero de La Negra. De "gusto" regional contemporáneo a "aire" nacional contemporáneo. Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia / CONACULTA / Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco. ISBN 9786074843293. 
  2. ^ Jorge Alberto Salinas Osornio (11 February 2010). "Ciudadanos integrantes del ayuntamiento de Guadalajara" (PDF). Ayuntamiento de Guadalajara (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Raquel Guadalupe Núñez Rojas (26 August 2010). "Blas Galindo y el Son de la Negra". Semanario (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Blas Galindo". FortuneCity (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Jesús Jáuregui (16 July 2010). "Por breve, explosivo y compacto, "El Son de la Negra" conquistó al mundo". Gobierno del Estado de Nayarit (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Jesús Jáuregui (21 July 2010). "Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Nayarit". Cecan. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2013.