Today a villancico along with two interpretations. One is a video of La Macanita singing in Carlos Saura's Flamenco and the other is Manuel Lombo performing live at the cathedral in Sevilla.
Villancicos de Gloria
Los caminos se hicieron,
con agua, viento y frío.
Caminaba un anciano,
muy triste y afligido ¡A la Gloria!
A su bendita madre, victoria!
Gloria al recién nacido, ¡Gloria!
Right now the zambombas are going on in Jerez. Zambomba is the name of an instrument, this instrument, but also the name of a party, a Christmas party. The zambombas happen in Jerez throughout the month of December, as Christmas Eve approaches.
I really like saying that word.
Zambomba, zambomba, zambomba. Say it, it's fun.
I've been hearing about them for awhile. When you're in Jerez there are a few things that everyone seems to ask you. At least they always ask me these things. Have you been to the fería? Have you seen Semana Santa? And...Have you gone to the zambombas?
Yes, yes, and no.