Ana Elrich

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Music is a wondrous thing!

This song by the Nigerian artist Flavour is actually a remix of an older song by Cardinal Rex Lawson, a Nigerian musician from the 60tees. However, for his background rhythm Flavour used a Cuban melody that was first recorded in the 1930tees. This Cuban melody, a son pregón, is one of the most famous Cuban recordings ever. It’s called “El Manisero” or “The Peanut Vendor”.

It’s a wondrous thing to witness the ancestors going back in spirit to the place they once left behind. And that through their music. Music truly is a wondrous thing.

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12 comments on “Music is a wondrous thing!

  1. Lynz Real Cooking
    August 21, 2015

    Yes it is!!

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  2. Mawuena
    August 21, 2015

    Yup! He also infused the rhythmic element of ‘Murder She wrote’ by Chaka Demus and Pliers no? Thanks for the historically perspective, Ana, do you know what the original song for M3nsa’s ‘Biribi W’om’ song is? I only know it has some Caribbean feel to it

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    • anaelrich
      August 21, 2015

      Yes, it’s a Cuban song called Yiri Yiri Bon. The oldest version I can find is by Beny More.

      But it’s a very popular song, so it has been sung by numerous artists. There even is an old cover by Gnonnas Pedro who is a singer from Benin

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      • Mawuena
        August 26, 2015

        Thanks, Thanks, Thanks. Been searching for this song for God knows how long.

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      • anaelrich
        August 26, 2015

        LOL.. I know that feeling all too well. Liking a song, but not knowing what it’s called, especially if it’s in a language your not familiar with. Glad I could help..:-)

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    • anaelrich
      August 21, 2015

      Correction: Actually the original may be by Silvestre Mendez, also a very prominent Cuban composer.

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  3. Glory Matthews
    August 21, 2015

    Actually, Anaelrich, your blog is more about something than about nothing! Always some interesting information about music. I new “El manisero” but I didn’t relate it at all with Flavour’s song! I enjoyed listening to the two!

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    • anaelrich
      August 21, 2015

      Aah,thank you..:-), .. yes , I also like both..:-)

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  4. Anne Arts
    August 24, 2015

    Wow you really did your research with this one! I didn’t even know the beat was Cuban. These are the kind of blog posts I like to read. So niche! 🙂

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  5. I’m loving the music. Great blog. I saw your link on twitter.

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    • anaelrich
      July 20, 2016

      Ohw thank you,.. it means a lot! Thank you for stopping by..:-)

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