A-Z Blogging Challenge. My theme is Flamenco. Today is the letter N.
N is for Nanas
Rock A Bye Baby. Nanas are cradle songs sung to children at bedtime. Cradle songs, sung in a tender Flamenco style are irresistible. Slumber songs of the Nanas are sung in the rhythm of a rocking cradle. Nanas are not sung for fiestas or have guitar accompaniment. They date back to the first Mother and her Child.
Here is the English translation of a few verses of the Nanas
The little baby
wishes to sleep,
but the mischievous sandman
just won't come .....
I hold you in my arms
and am suddenly afraid"
what will become of you, little one,
if I fail you?
Little pink carnation,
sleep, my life,
while I sing you a lullaby.
Slumber song.....ay.....slumber song,
sleep, little star of the
Below is a video of an interpretation of a Nana by Manuel De Falla, A Spanish composer.