Sunday, November 13, 2011

Friends for life - Amigos para siempre - Amics per sempre

This video is dedicated to my Comenius friends!

The Catalan rumba is a genre of music that developed in Barcelona's Romani community. Some neighborhoods in that community are long-established and catalan-speaking. Los Manolos (as well as the Gipsy Kings) brought their musical spirit to Catalan rumba in the 1980s and 1990s. The genre is based in a fusion of Valencian-Andalusian flamenco singing and the Afro-Cuban "claves" (a structural element in Cuban music).

"Amigos Para Siempre" (Friends for Life) or "Amics per sempre" is a song written for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The music was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the lyrics were written by Don Black. Sarah Brightman and José Carreras performed the song during the closing ceremony of the Olympic games. In Spain, however, the most famous rendition of this song was by Los Manolos with rumba arrangements and Spanish lyrics (except for the chorus).

Muchas gracias. Merci beaucoup. Thank you. Obrigado. Mulţumesc. D'akujem. Dziękuję. благодаря. Ačiū. Teşekkür ederim

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