Lágrimas negras (song)

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"Lágrimas negras" (Spanish for Black Tears) is a bolero-son by Miguel Matamoros, first recorded by the Trío Matamoros in 1931. The song was written in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 1930, when Matamoros was on his way back to Cuba from the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.[1] The song has been described as the "perfect fusion of the son with the bolero".[2] It became the Trío Matamoros' most famous song, along with "Son de la loma".


Trío Matamoros, around 1930. They recorded the first known version.
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  1. ^ Nacido en Cuba: música cubana (in Spanish). Editorial Ceiba. 1999. p. 96.
  2. ^ Sublette, Ned (2007). Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo. Chicago Review Press. p. 368. ISBN 978-1-56976-420-6.

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