TOTO LA MOMPOSINA

Sonia Bazanta Vides, better known as Totó la Momposina, is a Colombian singer of Afro-Colombian and Indigenous descent. She was born in the northern Colombian town of Talaigua Nuevo near Mompox in the Bolívar Department, but she released her 1993 album “La Candela Viva” onPeter Gabriel’s Real World Records label. Totó is from the fourth generation of her family to be involved with music, and her children are following in the tradition.

Totó la Momposina has two Latin Grammy awards from four nominations thanks to her collaboration with the urban group Calle 13 with their songLatinoamérica, in 2013 will receive the award for excellence thanks to his musical career

Here are letras of the song, however I couldn’t find lyrics in English.

Va subiendo la corriente
Con chinchorro y atarraya
La canoa de bareque
Para llegar a la playa.

El pescador, habla con la luna
El pescador, habla con la playa
El pescador, no tiene fortuna
S�lo su atarraya.

La luna espera sonriente
Con su m�gico esplendor
La llegada del valiente
Y del alegre pescador.

El pescador, habla con la luna
El pescador, habla con la playa
El pescador, no tiene fortuna
S�lo su atarraya.

Regresan los pescadores
Con su carga pa\’ vender
Al puerto de sus amores
Donde tiene su querer.

Y esta cumbia que se llama
\”el alegre pescador\”
La compuse una ma�ana
Una ma�ana de sol.

El pescador, habla con la luna
El pescador, habla con la playa
El pescador, no tiene fortuna
S�lo su atarraya.

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