Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Listening to Now: Gipsy Kings - "Bamboleo"

By Richard K. Barry

This is interesting. Here's the Wikipedia entry on this:
Bamboleo is a Spanish word for swaying. It is used very famously in the Venezuelan folk song Caballo Viejo from Simon Diaz. The lyrics say: "Bamboleo, Bambolea, Porque mi vida yo la prefiero vivir asi", referring to someone who lives life as they choose, perhaps old and resistant to change or settling down. 

The Gipsy Kings' song is an adaptation from the original Caballo Viejo. 


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