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Ibrahim Ferrer — Bruca Manigua
Album: Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer
Avg rating:
7.2

Your rating:
Total ratings: 954









Released: 1999
Length: 4:39
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Yo son carabalí,
negro de nación.
Sin la liberttad
no pue'o vivi'.

Mundele cabá,
con mi corazón,
tanto maltráta,
cuerpo ta'furi eh

Mundele cumba flote
siempre ta'ngarua'cha.
queta' por mucho,
que yo lo ndinga
siempre ta'maltratá.

Yane me tabá
labio de buirí(x2)

coro Yenyere Bruca Maniguá.

Abre cuita buirindingo
Bruca Maniguá Ae.

Si ramento suaro suare
Bruca Maniguá Ae.

coro Ae, Chéchere
Bruca Maniguá.

Como un tienda derechito
Bruca Maniguá Ae.

Un paso, un paso
Ubbe Yobolle Ila
Bruca Maniguá Ae.

Ya yorrucu mandengo,
Bruca Maniguá Ae.

Yo son carabalí, son mandinga
quiero mi libertad Ae.

Congo tiene teremende,
Bruca Maniguá Ae.

Que esa negra
A mi me engaña,
Bruca Maniguá Ae.
Bruca Maniguá Ae.
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 Andybob wrote:
LOve this music. As a Canadian who's traveled to Cuba many times since the early 90s it's been amazing to see the impact that the Buena Vista Social Club had. Before that first album came out you'd have lots of local musicians playing in the hotels and on the streets. The quality was generally superb and the repetoire quite varied. Post Ry Cooder it seems like the same songs such as Chan Chan get played over and over, presumably giving the tourists what they want. The Castros seem to have incorporated it into the tourist ouevre even going as far as having a Buena Vista Social Club show in some of the resort areas such as Varadero. The irony is that most young Cubans feel as distant from this music as our present generation does from 50s music. But there's a great rock music underground there. Some of the bands I've seen are incredible and once the US embargoes are totally lifted the world should be in for another Cuban musical treat.
 

Trudeau will gift you with Cuba soon , enjoy
Now watch your money buddy , she is gorgeous but do you see those two man , slow slow down
Wow, and damn- in that order.
 DavidS_UK wrote:

Yes my thoughts entirely. And I listen via a player so don't have the PSD option, so the volume just gets turned down a touch.
 
Broaden your horizons you should.
 Shimmer wrote:
Pretty good for this sort of song, but still not my cup of tea.
 
Yes my thoughts entirely. And I listen via a player so don't have the PSD option, so the volume just gets turned down a touch.
Now here's a song from the Buena Vista Social Club you don't typically hear (thank God)!
 Webfoot wrote:

Don't rush that single malt! Some lines should not be crossed.
 

Hear! Hear! 
 lizardking wrote:

After listening to the Miles Davis track before this and mentally having a scotch (hey, I'm at work still) and this fantastic Cuban music comes on, all I can think of is "what Rum drink should I have after my single malt?"

I'm thinking Canchanchara, yeah...that's what I'll order from the bartender in my mind.

Clearly it's after 4pm on a Friday ahead of a 3 day Memorial day weekend.  Long Live RP!

 

 
Don't rush that single malt! Some lines should not be crossed.
This is SO good!  Where's my dance partner.{#Dancingbanana_2} 
Ay Caramba!

After listening to the Miles Davis track before this and mentally having a scotch (hey, I'm at work still) and this fantastic Cuban music comes on, all I can think of is "what Rum drink should I have after my single malt?"

I'm thinking Canchanchara, yeah...that's what I'll order from the bartender in my mind.

Clearly it's after 4pm on a Friday ahead of a 3 day Memorial day weekend.  Long Live RP!

 

this is soooh good, wow
Dancer
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

Please could you explain what is strange about this? No, seriously. . . in my eye there is nothing wrong with 1. Old ladies 2. Smoking cuban cigars 3. Matching outfits. It is just your perception that is strange I'd suggest.
 
Mr SD,
sorry I have seen a substantial lady roll 'perfectos' on her massive thigh and thought nothing of it, whereas this photo, together with all the perfectly restored antique American cars for hire usually seen in tourist photos of Cuba, leave me unimpressed.
Best stop there.
 
LOve this music. As a Canadian who's traveled to Cuba many times since the early 90s it's been amazing to see the impact that the Buena Vista Social Club had. Before that first album came out you'd have lots of local musicians playing in the hotels and on the streets. The quality was generally superb and the repetoire quite varied. Post Ry Cooder it seems like the same songs such as Chan Chan get played over and over, presumably giving the tourists what they want. The Castros seem to have incorporated it into the tourist ouevre even going as far as having a Buena Vista Social Club show in some of the resort areas such as Varadero. The irony is that most young Cubans feel as distant from this music as our present generation does from 50s music. But there's a great rock music underground there. Some of the bands I've seen are incredible and once the US embargoes are totally lifted the world should be in for another Cuban musical treat.
Yes, we fans of Cuban music owe a lot of gratitude to Ry Cooder for giving Buena Vista Social Club, recognition to a wider audience.
Ooooooooh, I can almost feel the sun on my back, rum on the rocks in hand. CUBA, will be there soon. Folks, get to CUBA now before the good old US of A get their mits on it!!!!
so good, thanks RP!
Such a great album!
Always love some Ibrahim!
not feeling it sorry. another one for the PSD button...
 WonderLizard wrote:
Cooder took a lot of grief for Buena Vista Social Club, mostly from young Cubans who thought this white American had a lot of nerve to reintroduce their music to the world at large. But I wonder if we would ever have heard Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa, Ruben Gonzalez, or the rest of them if it hadn't been for Cooder's singular venture. Ferrer must have been one cool dude.

 
These great artists would likely have been remained completely forgotten without Cooder's project. For whatever reason the Castro's didn't see fit to promote this part of the history of Cuba's rich culture. Perhaps it was because they were primarily pre-revolution and anything before the worker's paradise of the Castro family business is largely viewed with suspicion in Havana.

Thanks to Mr. Cooder for his vision despite being racially and nationally challenged in the opinion of his critics.

Get's a 10 from Billyburg Brooklyn.
 {#Wave}jagdriver wrote:
Hats off to Ry Cooder for exposing all of this great Cuban music to the world.

 

Hats off to Ry Cooder for exposing all of this great Cuban music to the world.
 mhbrowne wrote:
I also cannot understand the low average rating. To each his/her own I suppose. I LOVE this stuff! 

 
Thankfully, over time it has come up to at least a 7.  I'm going with "small sample size" as the reason regarding your comment from two years ago.  

It's a solid 7 or 8 in most people's minds.   
Reminds me of happy times in Melbourne, and backyard parties with my mates Geoff and Vicky and Tazzie Beers in Wave-O Gardens
 mhbrowne wrote:
I also cannot understand the low average rating. To each his/her own I suppose. I LOVE this stuff! 

 
Some people find authenticity challenging. 
{#Clap}
 WonderLizard wrote:
Cooder took a lot of grief for Buena Vista Social Club, mostly from young Cubans who thought this white American had a lot of nerve to reintroduce their music to the world at large. But I wonder if we would ever have heard Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa, Ruben Gonzalez, or the rest of them if it hadn't been for Cooder's singular venture. Ferrer must have been one cool dude.

 
I am really shocked this one is not a chart topper. {#Whistle}{#Liar}{#Lol}
Cooder took a lot of grief for Buena Vista Social Club, mostly from young Cubans who thought this white American had a lot of nerve to reintroduce their music to the world at large. But I wonder if we would ever have heard Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa, Ruben Gonzalez, or the rest of them if it hadn't been for Cooder's singular venture. Ferrer must have been one cool dude.
Beautiful.  Never tire or this.

We be (slow) dancing . . .
love the music from Buena Vista Social Club. thanks Bill.
I also cannot understand the low average rating. To each his/her own I suppose. I LOVE this stuff! 
 Lazarus wrote:
Interesting! Thanks for all the info!

This song was composed in the 1930s by Arsenio Rodríguez, a Cuban music giant, when blacks were a brutally oppressed underclass in pre-revolution Cuba...  the lyrics are a mixture of Spanish and African words, and Rodríguez expresses pride for his African heritage and he laments the injustices his people endured...  lyrically, the song is from the persona of a slave seeking freedom by hiding in the mountains...

this is the very first Rodríguez song ever recorded, and the fact that it was recorded is kind of a miracle...  the first recording was done by Miguelito Valdés, who has been called "as black a white guy as you would meet in Havana"... the arrangement of this song for the Ibrahim Ferrer album drawns directly from the original recording in 1937...

Arsenio Rodríguez claimed to have created "mambo music" — Mambo is a musical form and dance style that developed originally in Cuba, with further significant developments by Cuban musicians in Mexico and the USA. The word "mambo" means "conversation with the gods" in Kikongo, the language spoken by Central African slaves taken to Cuba...

this song is soooo cool...  good to hear it on the best radio station in the history of humanity...

 


I was shocked to click on this song and see such a low 'avg rating'. What musicianship. What heart. What the hell is wrong with anyone who doesn't feel this fine music. "My ears are bleeding"? Really? That just boggles my mind.

We be dancing...  love it...
 

This song was composed in the 1930s by Arsenio Rodríguez, a Cuban music giant, when blacks were a brutally oppressed underclass in pre-revolution Cuba...  the lyrics are a mixture of Spanish and African words, and Rodríguez expresses pride for his African heritage and he laments the injustices his people endured...  lyrically, the song is from the persona of a slave seeking freedom by hiding in the mountains...

this is the very first Rodríguez song ever recorded, and the fact that it was recorded is kind of a miracle...  the first recording was done by Miguelito Valdés, who has been called "as black a white guy as you would meet in Havana"... the arrangement of this song for the Ibrahim Ferrer album drawns directly from the original recording in 1937...

Arsenio Rodríguez claimed to have created "mambo music" — Mambo is a musical form and dance style that developed originally in Cuba, with further significant developments by Cuban musicians in Mexico and the USA. The word "mambo" means "conversation with the gods" in Kikongo, the language spoken by Central African slaves taken to Cuba...

this song is soooo cool...  good to hear it on the best radio station in the history of humanity...


 johnjconn wrote:


This music promotes strange behavior
 
Please could you explain what is strange about this? No, seriously. . . in my eye there is nothing wrong with 1. Old ladies 2. Smoking cuban cigars 3. Matching outfits. It is just your perception that is strange I'd suggest.

 mbrailer wrote:
Waiter, another round of margaritas for this table, please ... and some more chips and salsa, thanks.
 

This round's on me, friend.
YES! I have been having a craving for some Cuban and this hits the spot.
This album is beautiful in any language. 
Intemporelle musique ...
I will have to check out this album !
 


Ibrahim Ferrer in concert by ~NPU

Patrick Sinke©2004-2010 ~NPU

Registration of the concert of Ibrahim Ferrer and Buena Vista Social club in De Oosterpoort, Groningen. Date October 20, 2004.




Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo - "Silencio" Live
"El talento, la sinceridad y el sentimiento es la marca de esa generación de músicos cubanos, quienes sin duda se merecen un sitial de honor en el olimpo de la música universal!! Oda al maestro Ibrahim Ferrer y a la maravillosa Omara! Mil estrellas!"

"Grandiosos... me ponen la piel de gallina!"


Ibrahim Ferrer - Live in Chicago
"Ibrahim Ferrer in his last concert in Chicago.
Video taken and edited by Casey Mitchell"


Afro-Cuban All Stars - "Como Fue" Live in Session
"Juan de Marcos González y Afro-Cuban All Stars with Ibrahim Ferrer"


Voices as this are not belong of a country or a region, belongs to all the humanity -  
9.

It is dramatical and unjust that the recognition of this fantastic singer, a force of the nature, has only appeared to the eyes of the world in last years of life, until lived there with enormous lacks.  Thanks to the persistence of another great author Ry Cooder, finally appeared in the musical scene.
Ace times the life is stepmother.

I had the luck to attend your performance a live and to evidence your enormous talent and joy of living.
In memory of Mr. Ibrahim Ferrer.

The saga of  Buena Vista Social Club they are part also: Barzaga Luis (backing vocals) Orlando " Cachaito" López (double bass) Joachim Cooder (drums) Ry Cooder (to guitar) Juan de Marcos González (to guitar, vocals, percussion) Manuel Galbán (to guitar) Carlos González (bongos) Manuel " Guajiro" Mirabal (trumpet) Eliades Ochoa (vocals, to guitar) Julienne Oviedo Sanchez (timbales) Omara Portuondo (vocals), Barbarito Torres (laúd), Amadito Valdés (percussion)

and 

Manuel "Puntillita" Licea (vocals) (d. 2000)
Máximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz AKA Compay Segundo (vocals, tres) (d. 2003)
Rubén González (piano) (d. 2003)
Ibrahim Ferrer (vocals) (d. 2005)
Pío Leyva (vocals) (d. 2006)
Anga Díaz (percussion) (d.2006)




Waiter, another round of margaritas for this table, please ... and some more chips and salsa, thanks.
my ears are bleeding..........
Pretty good for this sort of song, but still not my cup of tea.
This is a GREAT album gauranteed to lift my spirts.
Most mellow.... :wink:
Two Buena Vista Social Club songs in one day? Maybe this is paradise! This song is a welcome addition to the playlist from an absolutely incredible album.