Ariel Cubría & Vivaracha

Negra guitarra

Vlado Kreslin is a Slovenian singer from the Pannonian lowlands. Hungary is the neighbour. His songs are beautiful and melancholy. Here is probably his most known song, about his black guitar which his father bought with his first paycheck in Maribor, at Partizanska 13. In 1947. And whenever the Gypsies would come to their house, they would ask him, Do you still have it. That guitar. It is in the cellar now but still in tune and his father still plays it every day.

And now I see that this song has got a new arrangement. Surprisingly upbeat. It was the work of Ariel Cubría who also translated the lyrics into Spanish. He recorded this wonderful video with his group Vivaracha, with members from five countries (Slovenia, Italy, Venezuela, Cuba in Tunisia) and Vlado as their guest and they were joined by dancers from Cubana Ljubljana dance school.

Esa si toca mi alma. Gracias!