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Letras - Lyrics

by Kevin Moore

Lyrics are a very important part of the music of Juan Formell and Pupy Pedroso, who see themselves a "chroniclers" of the essence of and changesin culture and daily life in Cuba. Their lyrics are the stories of everyday Cubans from various walks of life, full of humor, irony, passion and a very healthy dose of double entendres.

There are two CDs with the excellent translations to English slang: The Xenohile release of Disco Azúcar, and the excellent 30 year retrospective The Legendary Los Van Van, on Ashé records. Llegó Van Van and Lo último en vivo have the lyrics in Spanish.

Last but not least, we have Ilán Greenfield's great article on the various collaborations between Pupy Pedroso and songwriter Rodolfo Cárdenas, which Pupy himself read and found very moving.

Below is our growing list of lyric transcriptions. All contributions accepted.


 

Anda ven y muévete  - 1984 Llegó Van Van - 1999
La Habana no aguanta más El cheque


La Habana sí  - 1985
La duda de Belén Chapeando - 2004

Chapeando
Eso que anda - 1986 Corazón
Si quiere que llega pronto Después de todo

No pides más presta'o
Aquí el que baile gana - 1990  Por qué no te enamoras
Dime si me vas a querer Te recordaremos

Anda ven y quiéreme
Disco Azúcar - 1992 Nada
Que le den candela La buena
Disco Azúcar  Agua

Ven, ven, ven
Lo último en vivo - 1994 El montuno
Pura vestimenta Chapeando (repris)
La protesta de las gallinas radio versions:

Anda ven y quiéreme
Ay Dios ampárame - 1995 Ven ven ven (Nada diferente)
Abusadora me enteré Agua


Te pone la cabeza mala - 1997
La shopimaníaca
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