La Paloma


This song gets me every time. Cucurrucucu Paloma is a classic Mexican huapango, written by Tomas Mendez in 1954. It first appeared in on film in The Last Sunset, a 1961 Western starring Rock Hudson.More recently, it has been made an international favorite by Brazilian Caetano Veloso. It is prominently featured in Talk To Her, a Pedro Almodovar film. Almodovar , who is always deft with emotions, uses Veloso’s haunting vocals to great effect in the film, helping to set the tone for what is to come later in the movie.
Caetano Veloso was a pioneer of the important Tropicalia movement in the late 1960’s, which encompassed not only music, but writing, and other visual art forms as well. He was politically active during Brazil’s military dictatorship, and was censored, had music banned. He was imprisoned by the Brazilian government at times, and eventually was exiled to London for many years.

“Cucurrucucu Paloma”


About megstar73

I'm a 37 year old living in the East Bay near San Pablo Bay. I have worked as a Gallery Assistant at a small community college and am a medical assistant who has trained as a phlebotomist. I need to find time in my busy schedule as the mother of a very active toddler to study and get my phlebotomist's license. Interests include cheese, exotic beverages (not the alcoholic kind), ethnic food, improving my culinary skills, bacon, reading, music of all genres and combining all of the above together with friends! Last but not least, I love being the mother of a beautiful, sweet darling little girl. How lucky am I?

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