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Jibaro Hasta el Hueso

Artist:   Music of Puerto Rico

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Jíbaro 2003 16 0


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Audio album download includes album tracks, liner notes, lyric sheets and cover art.
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# Name Play Time Info
01  A mi dulce amada
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4:00 To My Sweet Beloved
02  La herencia de mi papa
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3:16 The Heritage of My Father
03  Jíbaro hasta el hueso
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3:57 Jibaro to the Bone
04  Somos los puertorriquenos
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4:25 We Are the Puerto Ricans
05  Dulce sueno mio
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4:13 Sweet Dream of Mine
06  Margarita
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3:11 a flower shares her name
07  Y amo la libertad
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4:28 And I Love Freedom
08  La Loma del Tamarindo
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6:50 The Tamarind Hill
09  En mi estrofa decimal
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4:55 In My Ten-Line Strophes
10  Trova con sabor
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3:30 Verses with Flavor
11  Mi plena felicidad
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4:00 My Complete Happiness
12  Marumba a Guadiana
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2:28 Marumba for Guadiana
13  Los gallos cantaron
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5:36 The Roosters Sang
14  En un eterno poema
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3:56 In an Eternal Poem
15  Maria Leticia
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2:30 that's her name
16  Dialogo
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5:22 Dialogue
2004 Grammy Nominee! The full title of this album is "Jíbaro Hasta el Hueso: Mountain Music of Puerto Rico by Ecos de Borinquen". Hand-picked group of virtuosic instrumentalists -and featuring the cuatro, a 10 string guitar- perform the "country music" of the island of Puerto Rico.

Founder's note: Listening to this album is a great source of pleasure. The songs are superbly performed and the production quality is top-notch. What is truly remarkable is that only after repeated listenings do you realize that, for a record dominated by stringed instruments, there are barely any STRUMMED PASSAGES. Its all harmonized and contrapuntal single note lines! The puertorican folkloric instrument -a ten stringed (5 doubled, root and octave) small guitar confusingly called the "cuatro" (which means "four")- is played at virtuosic levels. Strumming chords along with the vocals, as it common with folk music, is not applied here, instead there are established sinlge note phrases and riffs that accompany the melody. Very interesting musicologist fare indeed. _Mike Lazarus

ENGLISH: The resurgence of cultural and racial pride in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s had a parallel in Puerto Rico—so much so that today, the mere sound of música jíbara can provoke a cheer of cultural and national pride. In the forward-looking words of the young singer on this recording, Karol Aurora De Jesús Reyes, the music "Will make us shine around the world, until the people hear the music and say, 'Look, that is the music of Puerto Rico.' It's the music of my country, that which represents us and that which identifies us as a people." Leader Miguel Santiago Díaz hand-picked this group of virtuosic instrumentalists to let the music to shine at its brightest.

Grammy Nominee 2004! This album download includes the full 20-page CD booklet with back cover and the complete lyric sheets with English translations.

Nominado para los premios Grammy del 2004! Esta descarga incluye el librito completo del CD de 20 páginas con contraportada y toda lírica (letra) con su traducción en inglés.

ESPAÑOL: El resurgimiento del orgullo cultural y étnico en los Estados Unidos durante las décadas de los 1960 y 1970 tuvo un desarrollo paralelo en Puerto Rico, tanto que hoy en día el mero sonido de la música jíbara puede provocar una ovación de orgullo cultural y nacional. En las palabras al futuro de la joven cantante en esta grabación, Karol Aurora de Jesús Reyes, la música "Nos hará brillar alrededor del mundo, hasta que la gente oiga la música y diga 'Mira, esta es la música de Puerto Rico.' Es la música de mi país, aquella que nos representa con la que nos identificamos como pueblo". El director Miguel Santiago Díaz ha escogido a cada uno de los miembros de este grupo de músicos virtuosos para dejar que la música brille al máximo.