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#549013 - 08/12/19 07:26 AM [User Showcase] A guaracha na Cuba
Registered: 12/27/14
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Chris37 Offline
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Hi all,
For this song, Patrick Fournerat has written lyrics and he sings.

https://soundcloud.com/christian-devienne/a-guaracha-na-cuba

Here's an approximate translation :

We were walking on the lagoon
Dusk
Walking in the sand of dunes
Night owls
Nights were populated by drums
Flashes
Talkative like songs of love
Eloquence
Around braziers
Eating our feet in the water
We shared caipirinhas
Cuba Libre
And puffs of maconha
Unbalanced

And we were doing the latina fiesta
Dancing guaracha in Cuba
In guaracha na Cuba ...

We spoke in all languages
clumsy
A mixture of yin and yang
Juvenile
We bathed in the saving ocean
Naked under the moon like traveling children
Color of the day
At dawn no more speeches
Magic moment so fragile
Privilege
Time becoming motionless
Parenthesis

RD SalsaGuaracha32^1
RT 1958 Baby Bass
RT 1963 Piano
RT 2788 Trumpet
RT 2785 Flute
RT 3244 Bajo Sexto
RT 584 Resophonic Guitar
RT 511 Solo Electric Guitar
RT 2767 Cuatro
RD Mark Tree
Loop Guiro
Ujam Silk Guitar

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#549187 - 08/13/19 09:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: A guaracha na Cuba [Re: Chris37]
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Enjoyed that with the nice choice of RT's -- need to check out that bass.

Nice mix too.

Enjoyed it...wish we spoke the language but still enjoyed the images from your translation.

J&B
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#549305 - 08/14/19 02:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: A guaracha na Cuba [Re: Chris37]
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The work you two bring together is smooth and cool.
there's a bit more sibilance than usual but not a problem I'm sure.
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#549307 - 08/14/19 03:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: A guaracha na Cuba [Re: Chris37]
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Very pretty. What is it that sounds like a penny whistle at the start? Nice.
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#549316 - 08/14/19 04:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: A guaracha na Cuba [Re: Chris37]
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Hi Chris (and Patrick),

The sound of this song is nice and the voice is good. You have also chosen good instruments for this song.
I only have a little 'but': if you want to sing about a love-affair in Cuba, the song sounds too subdued. In my opinion it needs more swing and excitement in the voice(s) and instruments. as I said, the voice is very nice, good timbre, but I won't fall in love (if I was the subject)with the singer.
But don't pay much attention to my words if other listeners don't agree with me.

And isn't that flute a recorder? I liked how it fits in the melody.
So: très bon!

Hans
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#549351 - 08/14/19 07:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: A guaracha na Cuba [Re: Chris37]
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Nice work on this one smile Love the groove and how gentle and easy to take it is. It flows beautifully, and has a really nice summery vibe to it.

Thanks for sharing!
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#549354 - 08/14/19 08:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: A guaracha na Cuba [Re: Chris37]
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Chris37 Offline
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Thanks Janice, Bud, Ray, Joanne, Birchwood and Deryk.

The " penny whistle " is just a flute : Realtrack 2785

Christian

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#549404 - 08/14/19 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: A guaracha na Cuba [Re: Chris37]
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Another beautiful one guys...
I really enjoyed listening.
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#549413 - 08/14/19 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: A guaracha na Cuba [Re: Chris37]
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Chris & Patrick,
Solid collaboration. Smooth Latin style chanson.
Enjoyed it.

Misha.

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#549455 - 08/14/19 03:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: A guaracha na Cuba [Re: Chris37]
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Nice work on this Chris! The lyrics definitely convey a mood and the instruments are layered quite nicely. Well done!
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#549482 - 08/14/19 05:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: A guaracha na Cuba [Re: Chris37]
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You've done a really great job with creating a really atmospheric sound, and thanks a bunch for sharing the translation with us!
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#550045 - 08/18/19 09:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: A guaracha na Cuba [Re: Chris37]
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NIcely done Christian!! The "band" is excellent! And the vocal sounds great! Really nice piece of music!! Take care. Greg

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#550122 - 08/18/19 03:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: A guaracha na Cuba [Re: Chris37]
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Mark K Offline
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I like everything about this song. Very enjoyable listen.

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