La Tuna Estudiantina de Cayey : Parranda del Sopon
Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe : Aires de Navidad
As some of you know I grew up in Puerto Rico. I usually go back every January to see my family but that might not be possible this year so I've been thinking a lot about the things I love the most about holidays at home. Our Christmas songs are definitely one of my most favorite things. They are loud and funny and sometimes about baby Jesus and then most times about drinking, partying and rooster revenge.
Yes, hear me out. So the first song I posted is about how they made this chicken stew at a party and they were killing the chicken right there and then halfway through the ROOSTER woke up and saw what was happening and he couldn't believe it so then he started freaking out trying to save his chicken and he couldn't, of course, because he was a rooster. So they finished the stew and ate it at two in the morning and by dawn they all had terrible stomach aches, which they soon figured were a hex that the rooster put on them. The final verse of the song says "at dawn the rooster laughed".
HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THIS?
The second song is just a straightforward Christmas song, no funny business here.
Hope everyone has a super lovely holiday! I will be in Connecticut for a lil bit and wont be back until Monday I think. It will be nice to get away from the distractions for a bit (and I can finally finish my grad school essays!). Catch you on the flipside kids!