Oscar is in the other room preparing for tonight's workshop... I'm hearing soleá and lots of pies which is making me want to do a letra por soleá,

But it's ida y vuelta month, so obviously that won't be happening. Speaking of Oscar and cantes de ida y vulelta, his favorite cante is guajiras.

But back to today's letra

Below is part of the vidalita that Mayte Martin sings on her album Querencia. Apparently it's her adaptation of one by Juan Valderrama.


Anoche mientras dormía
del cansancio fatigao
no sé que sueño dorao
cruzó por la mente mia
soñaba que te veia 
y que me estabas mirando
yo te estaba contando mi vida triste, muy triste
y te desapareciste 
al despertarme llorando

Last night while I slept
from fatigued exhaustion
I don't know what golden dream
crossed through my mind
I dreamt that I saw you
and that you were watching me
and that I was telling you of my sad life, so sad
and you disappeared
as I awoke crying

Below watch her sing it (while some of the students cry) during a master class from the 2013 Amsterdam Biennial.