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Thread #86248 Message #1602756
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
11-Nov-05 - 08:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Carnavalito
Subject: RE: Origins: Carnavalito
(partial translation- need Escamillo since this is an Argentine-Bolivian song)
I'm going to the carnival
The Festival of the Humahuaqueno Valley
To sing (with)
The erke, charango and bombo,
To dance at the little carnival
La, la, la, la, la, ---
erke- musical instrument, a long cane tube with a bell-shaped horn at the end. Used like an alpenhorn; the tube 3-5 meters long.
Charango- a small lute, either made from the shell of an armadillo or wood.
Bombo- a drum
The second line says something about a small valley, but cholitá defeats me. The site with translation says only "My little ravine," but something is lacking. Local dialect?