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Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Boleros for Your Lover Boleros are a form of love song that originated in Cuba in the 19th century, and the lyrics reflect themes of bittersweet, unrequited, betrayed, or eternal love.

Canciones de Amor: Boleros for Your Lover

Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Carlos Santana’s father was a mariachi, and his grandfather was a mariachi. While not exactly romantic, it certainly captures the canciojero, tequila-fueled cantina environment of the bolero.

The lyrics often reflect themes of bittersweet, unrequited, betrayed, or eternal love. Boleros for Your Lover. Had Billy Strayhorn been born in Mexico, we’d be singing this song in Spanish.

La Llorona, or the weeping woman, supposedly roams rivers and streams, weeping for her drowned children. Sing it in the shower, full voice. I’d bet the rent that those of you who know this song just sang that chorus to yourselves. The myth spawned a bolero, and one of my favorites is from the film Frida, as performed by the Mexican vocalist Chavela Vargas.


Canciones de Amor: Boleros for Your Lover : NPR

Vicente Fernandez is a legendary Mexican mariachi. Here are some of my favorites. Volver, Volver [Live] Audio is no longer available.

Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. How is this romantic?

It seems like a huge stylistic jump, but not really. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning. To this day, I get a little nervous if I’m standing near a river at night. It came into its own after mostly Mexican composers, working in the s, wrote songs that became popular throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Not all of these songs are strictly boleros, but they all dr the tradition — and, more importantly, the feeling. This song has all the characteristics of the classic bolero: The bolero is a form of love song that originated in Cuba in the 19th century.

This performance of “Lush Life” is definitive. Santana said he wrote it after his first trip to New York City, where he saw so many people living on the street, their spirits broken. Written while he was just a teenager, it has become not just a jazz classic, but cancioero one of the most popular tunes of the great American songbook.


It’s still in their song line-up, and can still make old-school Chicanos get up to slow-dance with their wives. February 14, 1: That musical lineage shows in this instrumental from the band’s second album, ‘s Abraxas.

A song of loss that’s been covered most famously by the great Mexican mariachi Vicente Fernandez and the great Chicano rock ‘n’ roll band, Los Lobos. Well, a mother’s love is eternal, isn’t it? Some are not strictly bolerosbut all of these songs maintain the tradition — and, more cancionerl, the feeling. Sinatra’s ballads were always popular in Latin America.