Jimmi Y Sus Raices - El Silencio Del Sol
After a week in Cuba, one of the most different, fascinating and amazing places I've ever visited, I thought I'd give y'all a taste of some of the sounds I've been indulging in. Music is a big part of Cuban life and, during a Mojito haze, my girl and I caught lots of it.
I haven't had a chance to digest all the CDs purchased yet but am enjoying today's selection from eight peice group, Jimmi Y Sus Raices, called 'El Silencio Del Sol'. Since I know no Spanish (nada), I can't decipher much from the liner notes, but Y Sus Raices translates to 'and its roots' thanks to an on-line translater, which makes sense as this is traditional Cuban music.
I was attracted to the sadness in this bachata tune whose title translates to 'the silence of the sun'. I have no idea what it's about but when I first heard it I pictured someone being banished from a village after some nasty deed or betrayal.history of Bachata
Labels: latin, traditional