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Gloria Estefan - Farolito
Album: Abriendo Puertas

This song is built upon a blend of a typical Colombian Pacific coast rhythm called currulao. The instruments that were used in this song include a shaker called a guache, the conga, log drum, maracas, tambora and the wood sticks, that when combined give a fresh new sound and provide the melodic and rhythmic structure of the song. The hand claps blend the overall rhythm of this song with the background vocals resembling african chants. The melody has very unique character as well as the novel use of of a plastic water bottle. The water bottle added yet another new sound to this song.
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FarolitoLantern
Farolitos en el cielo
Poco a poco van naciendo (x2)
Como nace el sentimiento
Por las calles de mi pueblo (x2)

Coro:
Corazón que canta
Corazón que sueña
Lleno de esperanza
En la Nochebuena

Ya se escucha la tambora
Repicando de alegría (x2)
Y mecida por las olas
Va la luna en travesía (x2)

{Coro}

AE EA Van sonando los tambores
AE EA Pregonando sus amores
AE EA Corazones que se alegran
AE EA Pues llegó la Nochebuena

Pescador deja tus remos
Guarda pronto tu atarraya (x2)
Que te espera con anhelo
El abrazo de tu amada (x2)

{Coro}

Es la noche del ensueño
Al abrigo de la llama (x2)
Es la llama del consuelo
Que se lleva aquí en el alma (x2)

{Coro}

Ay farolito a dónde vas
A abrazarme con el mar
Ay farolito búscame
El amor que se me fue
Lanterns in the sky
Being born little by little (x2)
Like the feeling is born
Along the streets of my village (x2)

Chorus:
Heart that sings
Heart that dreams
Full of hope
On Christmas Eve

Now listen to the drum
Beating with joy (x2)
And rocking through the waves
The moon crosses (x2)

{Chorus}

AhEh EhAh The drums are sounding
AhEh EhAh Proclaiming their love
AhEh EhAh Hearts that are cheering up
AhEh EhAh Since Christmas Eve has arrived

Fisherman leave your oars
Put away your cast net soon (x2)
The embrace of your sweetheart
Waits for you with longing (x2)

{Chorus}

It is the night of dreams
In the shelter of the flame (x2)
It is the flame of consolation
That arrives here in the soul (x2)

{Chorus}

Oh lantern, where are you going
To embrace myself with the sea
Oh lantern, seek for me
The love that went from me