“CIELITO LINDO” & “LAS MANANITAS” by ALTZAR’S “MARIACHI BAND”
I originally heard the music from the first part of this video (Cielito Lindo) on the grueling Kalalau Trail in Kauai in Aug 2012. Whenever Elizabeth was struggling to climb up a particularly steep part of the trail, she would sing “ay, ay, ay, ay…”
It sounded like griping to me. But if it helped her survive this three-hour ordeal, so be it.
Fast-forwarding to Oct 18 – Tucson, Arizona. Elizabeth I attended there our first ever mariachi opera. When I woke up the next morning, here was this same tune again playing in my Third Ear. I sang it for Elizabeth and asked for its name.
“Cielito Lindo,” she replied. (Lovely Sky).
“Much better,” I thought. Now, that did not sound like griping. 🙂
When we returned home, I started playing it on my Clavinova using the mariachi band and symphony orchestra voices. And then the song evoled into another one – Las Mananitas.
This Mexican birthday song first came to me in dreamtime in Nov 2011 (Las Mananitas – see below). Elizabeth and I made a video about it at the time. But today, I put the two mariachi themes together.
A film by Bob ALTZAR Djurdjevic – music recorded at Eagle’s Nest, Scottsdale, Arizona in its entirety on a Clavinova – Oct 29, 2014
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Las Mananitas – First Edition
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