Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Playing For Change: Episode 61

The Playing for Change people traveled around Mexico to record 70 musicians celebrating their country. As it says on the PFC website:

We are proud to share a new song/video titled "Mexico Lindo y Querido," that unites musicians across Mexico and demonstrates the beauty of this great country. No matter how many things in this life may divide us, they are never as strong as the things that bring us together. This is the power of music.

According to Wikipedia the song:
is a traditional mariachi and ranchera Mexican song written by Chucho Monge and made famous by singer Jorge Negrete ("the singing charro"). It is widely known throughout the Spanish-speaking world for its characterization of patriotism and loyalty for the rural land of Mexico. The most recognizable stanza:
Spanish English Translation
México lindo y querido
Si muero lejos de ti
Que digan que estoy dormido
Y que me traigan aquí
Lovely, beloved Mexico
If I die far from you
May they say that I'm asleep
And may they bring me back here

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