Friday, November 17, 2006

Conjunto Folklórico Nacional: Mama'buela

In keeping with the El Goyo birthday celebration, here is a nice (if a bit hard to see) clip of the CFN doing "Mama'buela," featuring Goyo on vocals. This is normally classified I believe as a "rumba de tiempo España," or a "rumba mimética," very old forms of rumba involving pantomimed dancing.

Even if you don't speak Spanish, It's pretty obvious what is going on here. The little boy doesn't want to go to school and Mama'buela is going to administer some old-fashioned persasuion techniques to change his mind. I know it's hard to make out the details in this, but the choreography of the dance is pretty clear. If anyone has a better copy, feel free to send it on.

In the meantime, if you want you can download this version.


Anonymous said...

What a great video, showing a yambu the way it should be played and sung...the dancing is right on point, just like you said you don't even need to understand spanish to figure out what the deal is. Hey Guarachon, heres a good one, can anyone identify the cat on the caja and the one on the cajoncito, what about the guagua player?
that may be asking too much, since its so hard to make out details

Barry said...

yes I would like to know who is playing what, who is dancing, all that stuff. Maybe someone out there wil know...