La virgen de Los Remedios
tiene su cara morena
y el niño que está en sus brazos
es más blanco que la azucena.
Our Lady of Los Remedios
has a dark face
and the child in her arms
is whiter than a lily.
On Sunday José sang this very letra, and I danced to it. I was too scared to do a lot of dancing in the show. So, I didn't.
Nat asked me to do the show back in March. And I was very indecisive. So, I said probably not. I was overwhelmed by the idea. Scared.
Scared to get up on stage with a dancer I didn't know. Scared people would expect more of me than I could deliver. Scared of all kinds of things como siempre.
In the end, I did lots of palmas, which was great fun. And hard. And fast. I gave a lot of jaleos, but apparently none could be heard. People said they saw my mouth moving, but that was it. Ok, so now I understand about microphones...you have to get close to them.
Anyway, I'm glad I danced this little tangos. Because it felt good. Y de eso se trata.
De eso se trata - That is what it's all about
It's about having fun.
That's what José and Manuel told me, and, oh, I did have fun!
Yes, I always say it, translating challenges me. If you have any thoughts on this letra, leave a comment here!
Here is Camarón singing it.
P.S. There is more fun to be had this evening, at Fernhill Park.