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Thread #11049   Message #3661582
Posted By: GUEST,Guest
18-Sep-14 - 02:49 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Chiapanecas (trad. Mexico)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chiapanecas (trad. Mexico)
Translated from the Spanish-language Wikipedia (

"Las Chiapanecas" is a traditional melody from Chiapas, almost a second anthem of that [orig. "this"] state. It was originally only a melody, composed by the musician Bulmaro López Fernández (1878-1960) from Chiapa de Corzo. Born in the city of Chiapa de Corzo, he was inspired by [lit. "in"] the typical attire of Chiapan women [lit. "the Chiapan woman"], which his fiancée wore [lit. "used"]. The original score of the musical composition is in the control of his widow, Ms. Juana María Vargas.

Afterward, the musician, composer, and conductor Juan Arozamena (1899-1926), born in Mexico City, performed [lit. "would (conditional) perform"; same for paragraph's remaining verbs here rendered in past tense] it and added to it the text, known by all, that even Nat King Cole performed.

There exists controversy about the authorship of this melody, but the most probable [account] is that Mr. Bulmaro López Fernández composed the melody and that Mr. Juan Arozamena later added the text. Without the inspiration from both distinguished musicians, the work would not be complete [or "would not be completed"; both translations are grammatically possible].

With the passage of time [there] was added choreography [orig. "the choreography"], which is danced while wearing [lit. "using"/"with"] the attire, native to Chiapa de Corzo, of the Chiapan woman. It [antecedent unspecified in original] is emblematic and representative of Chiapas.

1) The Chiapas Herald (El Heraldo de Chiapas), "Hombre ilustres de la Chiapa heroica" (accessed January 1, 2014).
2) The Chiapas Herald (El Heraldo de Chiapas), "Juan Arozamena" (accessed January 1, 2014).