April 7th, 2012

one piece, nico robin

"Smaragdos Margara" by Dúo Guardabarranco, English translation of lyrics

"Smaragdos Margara", 1995
Singers: Salvador Cardenal and Katia Cardenal
Style: Soft, strong vocals; hauntingly pretty and ambiguous
Country: Nicaragua

Listen:

Renditions: original by Dúo Guardabarranco (softly spoken) and cover by Monroy & Surmenage (more modern rock).

I like how music travels the world. I actually first heard this song on Une Histoire de Famille, an album by the Montreal band Hart-Rouge. Everything else on that album is French. If you’re looking for cool Canadian French music, I recommend Hart-Rouge.

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Translation:

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