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Thursday, December 12, 2013

La Guadalupana

Darwin posted a few days ago about guilty music pleasures, so here's one of mine that's appropriate to post again today: La Guadalupana:

I watched this on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe for about five years running, and I don't care how cheesy it may be, Juan Diego here always makes me teary-eyed. Also, our pop stars' accents don't correspond to any Spanish I ever heard in Los Angeles or Texas, but I love the way they pronounce "Mexicanos". Castilian Spanish is supposed to be noted for its lisp; is this at all related? Of course, the way American pop stars sing English doesn't match most spoken usage either.

Happy feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe!

1 comment:

cminor said...

Love this arrangement--went to Mass last night and sang this during the rosary with the Boricua contingent that makes up most of the Spanish choir--they practiced admirable restraint in not yielding to the temptation to island up the tempo! The mariachi band was half an hour late so we ended up going through it twice; then once more when they finally showed up.