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‘CARIÑITO’ MAKES THE HEADLINES IN PERU
Well, that was quite a few days… First, the Peruvian Embassy began sharing our video and then Peruvian national news picked it up and broadcast it on repeat over the weekend!
As some of you know, I’ve had a project over this lockdown period where I’ve been posting performance videos filmed from various implements and in various rooms around my home. I’ve called it “From the Washing Machine” but various videos have used a French press, a wheelie bin and a cheese grater.
My latest video was a remote collaboration with my Irish musician friends Jennifer McMahon and Les Keye and the Cuban percussionist Tony Oscar, where we perform my English-language version of the Peruvian song “Cariñito” (translation: baby, darling).
It’s a song which is pretty much inescapable in Peru, and I fell in love with it during my time living there. I was delighted and quite emotional when I found out that our version was making waves in the country and that this report was featuring regularly on the national news station, America Noticias. For those of you who don’t speak Spanish, they’re showing our video to the widow of the writer of the song, the Peruvian legend Ángel Aníbal Rosado, who seems happy enough… 😉
Now, onto the next video…!