Ay mamá Inés, ay mamá Inés, todos los negros tomamos café.

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Ay mamá Inés, ay mamá Inés,
todos los negros tomamos café.
Ay mamá Ines, ay mamá Inés,
todos los negros tomamos café!!… Desde hace casi 100 años, los cubanos llevan en sus mentes el recuerdo de Mamá Inés, una pintoresca mujer que se menciona en el estribillo del popular tango congo de la zarzuela «Niña Rita», compuesta por Eliseo Grenet y Ernesto Lecuona y estrenada en 1927. La canción fue popularizada en todo el mundo con la magistral interpretación de Rita Montaner y también en la voz de Ignacio Villa, el recordado Bola de Nieve. Se dice que Mamá Inés pudo haber sido una negrita conga, que llegó a la Isla en los tiempos de esclavitud africana. Así, muchos cubanos la imaginan voluptuosa,… More
For almost 100 years, Cubans have in their minds the memory of Mam Inés, a picturesque woman mentioned in the chorus of the popular tango congo of the zarzuela ′′ Ni ñaa Rita “, composed by Eliseo Grenet and Ernesto Lecuona and premiered in 1927. The song was popularized worldwide with the masterful performance of Rita Montaner and also in the vocals of Ignacio Villa, the remembered Snowball. It is said that Mama Inés may have been a bold conga, who arrived on the island in times of African slavery. Thus, many Cubans imagine her voluptuous, beautiful face, rumbera, very cheerful and sympathetic, her outfit would be a typical long robe full of flights, topped with an embroidered strip and embroidered with pasacinas. Her hair would be covered with a knotted handkerchief on her forehead. The popularity of this black sandunguera, whether it has been real or figuring out the imagination, is so great that, for decades, Cuban children have incorporated into their innocent game of cachumbambé that chorus so sticky that it prays: ′′ Cachumbambé, cachumbambé, the old Inés , who smokes tobacco and drinks coffee “, already part of the popular tradition hihihi… ·