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Origins: Mi Cuerpo Hace Musica

Joe Offer 18 Nov 15 - 07:51 PM
Monique 19 Nov 15 - 05:34 AM
GUEST 12 Jan 16 - 05:29 PM
Joe Offer 12 Jan 16 - 06:08 PM
Monique 13 Jan 16 - 03:46 AM
GUEST,Eric Litwin 02 Feb 16 - 01:08 PM
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Subject: Origins: Mi Cuerpo Hace Musica
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Nov 15 - 07:51 PM

Here's another song that confounds me. Where's it from?
These are the lyrics we put in the Rise Again Songbook:

MI CUERPO HACE MÚSICA

Mi cuerpo, mi cuerpo, hace música (2x)

Mis manos hacen cla cla cla [pom pom pom]
mis pies hacen ta ta ta [bom bom bom]
Mi boca hace la la la / Mi cintura hace cha, cha cha

There's music, there's music, there's music inside me
My hands say clap clap clap / My feet say tap tap tap
My mouth says la la la / My waist & hips says cha cha…

——trad. (South Amer.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRxwOL7J7x0


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Subject: RE: Origins: Mi Cuerpo Hace Musica
From: Monique
Date: 19 Nov 15 - 05:34 AM

I wonder if it's from anywhere in the Spanish-speaking world: first the song only comes up on English speaking sites, then "Spanish-speaking" hands usually "say" plas plas plas not cla/clap cla/clap cla/clap, then "pies" is stressed on the "e" not the "i" so a Spanish speaker would avoid stressing it on "i" and would insert a one syllable word such as "y" and say "y mis pies" or something like that instead so that the beat fall on the stressed vowel. I don't say that the stress falling on the wrong vowel never happens (Cf "Mariá, Mariá, ven acá corriendó el chocolatilló se lo está llevandó..." in Hacia Belén va una burra but it's rare. It looks like those songs teachers make up to teach the kids the body parts or whatever else in their own language when they're very young or in a foreign language when they're a little older. Well, when I say "teachers", it may be anyone involved with children or children "business". I'd add that the song isn't in any of the Spanish songbooks for children I came across -even it's no proof of anything.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Mi Cuerpo Hace Musica
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jan 16 - 05:29 PM

I have received a mysterious comment on a youtube video of the song saying the song was composed by Gil Raldiris from Puerto Rico. However, the person who left the message did not give me a way to contact her and removed the comment. In Harry Fox it is not listed as one of his songs. And I can not find any information about Gil Raldiris to confirm this. More so, I thought it was a traditional song. Anybody have any information?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Mi Cuerpo Hace Musica
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Jan 16 - 06:08 PM

I had come across that attribution to Gil Raldiris, also. Here are Websites that attribute it to him:

I wasn't able to find any other verification, or to find contact information for Gil Raldiris.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Origins: Mi Cuerpo Hace Musica
From: Monique
Date: 13 Jan 16 - 03:46 AM

On this page it reads "Composed by Ruth Pelham" and on this pdf it reads that it was written by Gil Raldaris (both italics are mine). This pdf is from the group Sol y Canto website. They sings this song too so I suppose they know what they state in their leaflet. Their email is: info@solycanto.com.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Mi Cuerpo Hace Musica
From: GUEST,Eric Litwin
Date: 02 Feb 16 - 01:08 PM

Thanks for your answers. I do see that many websites credit the song to Gil Raldaris.But I wish I could verify this on his website or another source. I will contact the artist who credit the song to him and ask their source. Thanks. Eric


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