POST A PIECE OF CULTURE, ART, RECIPE, MUSIC, ETC FROM YOUR(OR PARENTS) NATIVE COUNTRY VOL. HUMANS

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PERU





translation:

Rhythms of servitude
Cruel bitterness and sorrow
to the beat of their chains
black rhythms of Peru.

From Africa came my grandmother
all dressed with seashells,
she was brought by Spaniards
on board a carvel ship.
They branded her with fire,
the "carimba" was her cross.
And, in America of the South
to the beat of aching bones
drums of the black men sounded
rhythms of servitude.

For a single gold coin
she was re-sold in Lima
and in the 'La Molina" hacienda
she served the Spaniard people.
With other back slaves from Angola
�they earned for their hard labor
�mosquitoes for their veins
�a hard floor for a bed
and nothing to mitigate
cruel bitterness and sorrow.

In the sugar cane plantation
was born the sad ‘Socabon’,
and in the rum factories
the black men sang the ‘Zaña’.
The machete and the sickle
tanned his dark hands;
and the indians with their flutes
and the black men with their drums
together sang their sad fate
to the beat of their chains.

The old black man died
�but among the dry sugar cane
he still sings his ‘Zamacueca’
and the ‘Panalivio’ so faintly.
And one can still hear the ‘Festejo’
�he sang in their youth.
From Cañete to Timbuktu,
from Chancay to Mozambique
music carries in its beat
black rhythms of Peru.
 
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recently her words and philosophy have made more sense to me than ever......Albania stand up!!!!
 
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Originally Posted by B Smooth 202

I don't know my real last name or native country.
post something you think amercans don't know about your state or if your implying your ancestors were brought here from africa and had their history erased.  post something that means to you from your native continent, africa.

actually it is now a known fact that humans originated in africa.  but thats a another topic. 

btw... please post where your piece of culture comes from.
 
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Originally Posted by popcornplaya

Originally Posted by DanzInRealLife

Originally Posted by popcornplaya

Originally Posted by DanzInRealLife

I get shivers each time I watch it. It's a battle challenge
you would

too bad y'all stole it from samoa.
Too bad that ain't a Samoan one. Get it right.
but the haka itself is samoan, right?
people should know what they are talking about before they talk.
the Haka is originally a Maori dance.  it's a Maori word....

-J-


  
 
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