Today I have for you a musical jewel from the Caribbean Coast in Colombia. This folklore music from the group Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto (The Pipers from San Jacinto) is about as rich and pure as Colombian folklore music gets. It preserves the traditional rhythms and sounds of Colombian Cumbia music which is the musical and cultural mixture of indigenous and black slaves on the Caribbean Coast during the Spanish Conquest and Colony.
The group Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto formed in the Caribbean Region of Colombia which have been active since 1940. From the 1950s onwards, they began touring Colombia. As decades passed, the group began incorporating a second generation of musicians, among whom can be found some of the sons of the original line-up.
In 2007 the group won a Latin Grammy award in the category Folkloric Music.
Candelaria (4th verse)
Yo nunca podré olvidar
(I could never forget)
Esta mujer consentida
(This spoilt woman)
Que tiene mi alma batida
(Who has my battered heart)
Porque no me supo amar
(Because she didn’t know how to love me)
Candelaria, Candelaria, Candelaria
1. Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto – Wikipedia