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Latin American Folk Songs: Sung in Spanish by Chago Rodrigo

Latin American Folk Songs: Sung in Spanish by Chago Rodrigo

Chago Rodrigo opens a window into Latin American culture and identity through this collection of children’s folk songs. Simple acoustic guitar accompaniment and standard strophic form allow Rodrigo to identify each character—such as a cowboy, a lover, and a star—and let his or her story come through. The final song highlights the marginalized identity of blacks in Latin America, emphasizing the “otherness” felt by slaves imported to Cuba and the Caribbean.

Track Listing

101
Estrellita Chago Rodrigo 1:45
102
Dance Song Chago Rodrigo 3:09
103
Young Man's Song Chago Rodrigo 2:04
104
High As the Moon Chago Rodrigo 1:56
105
Greeting Song Chago Rodrigo 2:30
201
Come to Your Window (Asómate a tu Ventana) Chago Rodrigo 2:12
202
The Cowboy (El Gaucho) Chago Rodrigo 2:38
203
Corrido Chago Rodrigo 1:57
204
Nostalgia Chago Rodrigo 2:12
205
Slave's Lament Chago Rodrigo 3:09

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