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Thursday, November 05, 2009

La Guadalupana

While looking for a version of the Mexican folk song La Guadalupana, I came across this remix by Mexican father-and-son pop stars Emmanuel and Alexander Acha and thought it catchy. Our Spanish-speaking readers will have to let me know what the rap in the middle says; hopefully I'm not putting up something crazy offensive.


Unknown said...

Wow, that was great! I'm going to share that with Church Home.
MrsDarwin's mom

Danimal said...

Most of the rap is WAY too fast for me, but the first line :

a mi Maria suplicamos que cuidas de nuestras vidas (we pray to you my Mary that you take care of our lives)

and the last line:
Madre mia para ti es mi alabanza

make it look pretty safe.

CMinor said...

Here are partial lyrics--there seem to be a few more verses in the video.

I couldn't pick out anything that sounded inappropriate in the rap--it seems to be a prayer to the Virgin. Between the speed and the accent, I had a hard time following it. Danimal has the opening and closing lines about right.

Unknown said...

Dear Mrs Darwin,

I am an avid reader of your blog and am currently an MTS graduate student at Harvard (Harvard?!? Are they even Christian?!). The Divinity School Catholic group is putting on a mini Guadalupe celebration in December for the community and we decided to open with this traditional folk song. I searched the internet to find the lyrics so the choir could perform it, and of course came across this video. Needless to say, it has been stuck in my head for about three days now (my husband and I both even woke up singing it this morning!). Little did I know that it was impossible to escape...
Thanks so much for posting it and giving my husband and I a good laugh!
-Mrs. V

mrsdarwin said...

Thanks for the translations! I did catch the "Madre mia" line, maybe because it was the only bit he said slowly enough for me to process.

Christina, I was also searching for La Guadalupana for an OLOG celebration, only this one is a children's pageant. Boy, this video is catchy -- it's been stuck in my head for days! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one affected. :)