SONGS and STORIES.CUBA ,MY LOVE sung by @shemZee


Two years ago I was invited to participate in a song contest for Russian songs. One of the conditions to participate was to sing a song by Alexandra Pakhmutova. I could participate with 2 songs, so one of them had to be written by Pakhmutova. I wasnt familiar with that composer so I checked her songs. This woman is an amazing songwriter and an amazing person ( shes 91 years old and still composing) More about her here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandra_Pakhmutova

I participated with the song Cuba, my love which I`m presenting here.

The song 'Cuba, My Love' was dedicated to the Cubian revolution. It features cubian style drums and classical orchestra, the singing is operetic, bold and in Russian with a few Spanish words /Patria o Muerte!/
With its fiery dances, exciting music and legendary cigars and rum, Cuba under Fidel Castro was seen by Soviets as an island of freedom and joie de vivre.

The lyrics originally in Russian were written by Alexandra Pakhmutova`s husband Nikolai Dobronravov.

The artwork of my version is a photo by Ivet Alex taken in Cuba in 2012

I found a Spanish translation of the lyrics, here it is:

Cuba es mi amor,
isla de alba roja
Pueblo escucha nuestra cancion
Cuba es mi amor
Cuba - mi amor,
carmesí Isla amanecer.
La canción vuela sobre el planeta sonando

  • Cuba - mi amor!
    Hear paso martillado - Se va Barbudo;
    El cielo por encima de ellos como un estandarte
    de fuego Hear paso a tope!
    Coraje conoce la meta!
    Cuba se ha convertido en una leyenda,
    dice recién inspirado Fidel -
    Coraje conoce la meta!
    Patria o Muerte! -
    Este juramento sin miedo.
    Sun libertad sobre Cuba quemar!
    Patria o Muerte!
    Cuba - mi amor,
    carmesí Isla amanecer.
    La canción vuela sobre el planeta sonando -
    Cuba - mi amor!

Куба — любовь моя

Куба — любовь моя,
Остров зари багровой.
Песня летит над планетой звеня:
Куба — любовь моя!
 
Слышишь чеканный шаг —
Это идут барбудос;
Небо над ними как огненный стяг
Слышишь чеканный шаг!
 
Родина или смерть! -
Patria o Muerte!
Солнцу свободы над Кубой гореть!
Родина или смерть!
 
Куба — любовь моя,
Остров зари багровой.
Песня летит над планетой звеня:
Куба — любовь моя!


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