The Monday travel song: Siempre en mi corazón by Omara Portuondo

I propose to start every new week with a song that takes us somewhere in the world.

Today I’m taking you to Cuba where I did a road trip last year in August. I was travelling with a non-Spanish speaking friend, who is not the greatest fan of latino culture so feared a bit to get bored easily during our trip.

One of the things she claimed to dislike is that “every single song has the word “corazón” in it”. “You’re exaggerating!” I told her.

Weeks later, after driving more than three thousands kilometers on Cuban soil listening to local radio, I must admit my friend was right!

So let’s listen to one of these millions of songs with the word “corazón” in it – and I’ve selected a beautiful one from Omara Portuondo, a member of the Buena Vista Social Club project that I am seeing live this week in London.

Have a great week!

This post is part of a weekly event called The Monday Travel song. You can participate, too, by doing the following:

  • Create your own post every Monday and title it The Monday travel song: xxx by xxx
  • Include a link to a song (YouTube link or other)
  • It must be a song which is linked to a geography. For example, a Russian song, a Chinese song, a Scottish song… (it can be from your own country every now and then, but remember the purpose is to get others to virtually travel!)
  • Your post doesn’t have to be long, but do tell us a little bit about the song… for example by telling about the lyrics, about the composer, about the style…
  • Include a link to my own Monday travel song in your post tag it “Monday-travel-song” so others can find it too
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