Ojalá que Pase…

Resultado de imagen de letra de ojala pase
(imagen de “Ojalá Pase” de Orishas)

Biatrís Luengo le pone el estribillo de la canción “Ojalá” a la canción “Ojalá Pase” del grupo Orishas y Silvio Rodríguez, autor de “Ojalá”, la acusa de plagio y de robarse la obra de sus manos. Venga tío, que tú, sirves un régimen comunísta que se lo ha robado todo, ¿con qué, moral puedes acusar a nadie?

Orishas es un grupo musical formado, en 1999, en Paris y compuesto por cubanos que salieron de La Habana como parte de un intercambio escolar. Usualmente sus temas hablan de las injusticias y de la desigualdad social. Además son los mas populares exponentes del Hip-Hop cubano en el mundo.

Ahora con el tema “Ojalá Pase”, Orishas le responde a las mentiras de la dictadura cubana, recordándole al régimen que en Cuba “…somos humanos aunque no pensemos iguales.”

Creo que es importante esta canción por lo que dice y mas porque la han lanzado al mundo unos cubanos que quieren que vosotros sepais las verdades relacionadas con Cuba. Y yo quiero que todos lo conozcáis pues todo esfuerzo por decir las verdades que la dictadura de Cuba oculta, vale la pena y en España no sabemos la verdad. Todos tenemos que ganarnos el puesto en la historia

Aquí os dejo el vídeo clip de “Ojalá Pase” y la letra.

Eres tú mi canto de sirena
Porque con tu voz se van mis penas
Este sentimiento ya está añejo
Tú me dueles tanto aunque estés lejos

Hoy yo te invito a caminar por mis solares
Pa’ demostrarte de que sirven tus ideales
Somos humanos aunque no pensemos iguales
No nos tratemos ni dañemos como animales
Esta es mi forma de decírtelo
Llora mi pueblo y siento yo su voz
Tu 59 yo doble 2 (2020)
60 años trancado el dominó
Bombo y platillo a los 500 de la Habana
Mientras en casa en las cazuelas ya no tienen jama
Que celebramos si la gente anda deprisa
Cambiando al Che Guevara y a Martí por la divisa
Todo ha cambiado ya no es lo mismo
Entre tú y yo hay un abismo
Publicidad de un paraíso en Varadero
Mientras las madres lloran por sus hijos que se fueron

Ojalá que se acabe la mirada constante
La palabra precisa, la sonrisa perfecta
Ojalá pase algo que te borre de pronto
Una luz cegadora, un disparo de nieve
Ojalá por lo menos que me lleve la muerte
Para no verte tanto, para no verte siempre
En todos los segundos, en todas las visiones

Hoy yo te invito a que camines por mi campo
Sin luz, agua potable y en carretera de fango
Donde los niños sueñan con un Superman que vuela
Y que le ahorre las 6 horas de botella hasta la escuela
Esta es mi forma de decírtelo
Una vez más en forma de canción
Por un mañana tal vez mejor
Vuelva mi isla bella la de tabaco y ron
Flores y ofrendas a médicos en hospitales
Para que te libren y te curen de todos los males
Publicidad de sanidad gratuita
Si no le llevas algo el dolor no se te quita
Prendo una vela pa’ todos mis santos
Pa’ que nos ayuden a levantarnos
Por qué no somos justos y no nos engañamos
Los santos no resuelven el deber de los humanos

Ojalá se te acabe la mirada constante
La palabra precisa, la sonrisa perfecta
Ojalá pase algo que te borre de pronto
Una luz cegadora, un disparo de nieve
Ojalá por lo menos que me lleve la muerte
Para no verte tanto, para no verte siempre
En todos los segundos, en todas las visiones

(Escrita por Biatrís Luengo y Orishas y el coro de Silvio Rodríguez)

Os pido vuestra opinión…y si os ha gustado, favor de darle al me gusta y que lo compartáis para que se extiendan, de esta manera, las verdades.

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The Blue Aegean Sea…

(Aegean Coast of Turkey, photo property of FBC, All Rights Reserved)

I’ve never seen a bluer sea, and I’ve seen many, because if there is one thing that I love is the water…I was born near the water and I’ve always lived in a coastal city or town…but the Aegean Sea is incredibly beautiful.

Here are some shots I took while sailing in Turkish waters…

And areas along the coast heading south from Bodrum, and Bodrum is more or less in the middle of the Turkish Aegean coast, about a one hour flight from Istanbul.

It’s a very relaxing time, the time you spend on the water, and since most of the coastline is composed of coves and small bays, you can anchor and jump in any time of the day or the night that you like…

(Our saiboat, we rented it with friends, for one week, photo property of FBC, All Rights Reserved)

When you hire a boat, it comes with a captain, a chef and a first mate. You then purchase everything and anything you wish to eat along the voyage as well as everything and anything you would like to drink. We had a great chef and ate gourmet quality food throughout the seven days of sailing the Turkish Aegean.

It is a very relaxing and refreshing time, a most enjoyable experience. You eat, you drink, you take in the sunshine and the gorgeous waters of that blue, blue Aegean Sea…

I leave you with a little video clip that I made of my trips and journeys in Turkey, a country I know very well, although I should say that I know the western, Aegean coast, because Turkey is a huge country and I know very little of all points east, north or further south…

Turkey, at least some of it…

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Bahía de Cienfuegos, Cuba

(Bahía de Cienfuegos, foto de FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia, Derechos Reservados/All Rights Reserved)

Una bahía de bolsa y una belleza de la naturaleza…

Cienfuegos es conocida en Cuba como la Perla del Sur. Tercera ciudad en importancia y fundada por franceses de Burdeos en 1819. Don Luis De Clouet y Favrot es considerado el fundador.

Cienfuegos tiene acerca de 180.000 habitantes. Su centro histórico fue declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad por UNESCO en 2005.

Realmente se merece que la llamen La Perla del Sur…

Si te ha gustado, darle al me gusta, comparte y comenta…

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Puedes ver la primera parte en mi canal de YouTube. Derechos Reservados

Todas las fotos son propiedad de Francisco Bravo Cabrera y de Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia y no se permite su uso ni que se copien sin permiso por escrito. Gracias.

Flamenco en Sevilla…

(foto de FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

Lo recomiendo situado en: Calle Matemáticos Rey Pastor y Castro, 4, 41092 Sevilla, con: Teléfono: 954 53 47 20

(foto de FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

Todos profesionales y con mucha arte…

(foto de FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

Y…Sevilla tiene un color especial…

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(Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

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My East River, New York…

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

For me there is always something magical, mystical, special, enchanting et cetera et cetera about a body of water, especially a large one, even though it is a river. Such a body of water is the East River in New York City.

Running alongside of it is Franklin Delano Roosevelt East River Drive that will take you up to Harlem, passing in front of such places as the United Nations…

From Manhattan to Brooklyn, you can cross this river through the Brooklyn Bridge, an historic icon and a beautiful structure. The Brooklyn Bridge was built in 1883…

The Manhattan Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge will also get you to Brooklyn or from Brooklyn to Manhattan…

There are also tunnels…

From Manhattan to Queens, you can cross via the 59th Street Bridge, and the Robert F. Kennedy Triborough Bridge as well as tunnels such as the Queens Midtown Tunnel…

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

There is also a beautiful river walk that starts at the 59th Street Bridge and takes you all the way uptown to Harlem…

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

I loved my morning walks uptown from Mid-Town Manhattan…you get a feeling of strong energy and peace, it’s like a moving relaxed-concentration state and it is all due to the power of that river…

New York is one of the most wonderful places I have ever lived in…I love the energy, the spirit the excitement of the city. And it is beautiful! It is kept as a jewel. New York reflects the true spirit of America. It is a melting pot where you find people from all parts of the world working together, developing their business, their life, their art and their hope for the future. They are all different in many ways but all agree on one thing, their undying love for New York. If you have ever lived in New York you will always be a New Yorker and if you’ve ever visited you will never forget it!

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

C.2019, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, Valencia, Spain, 29 NOV 19, All Rights Reserved.

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JaZzArt en Miami 2017 en los Tiempos de Bodo Vespaciano

(Nuestro jardín junto al Océano Atlántico en Miami Beach, foto de FBC, C.2019, Derechos Reservados, All Rights Reserved)

Bodo Vespaciano fue mi nom d’artist de 2003 al 2018 cuando di por terminado ese proyecto. Pero el arte de esos tiempos tiene vigencia y continuidad y no piede ni ha perdido valor…

JaZzArt comenzó en Omnia Caelum Studios of Art Miami y bajo el sello de Bodo Vespaciano…estos son algunos de esos dibujos que ahora forman parte de Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia. Espero que os guste…

Música original que compuse en 2008 en Miami Beach…

Todos los cuadros y dibujos en el vídeo son originales y muchos siguen disponibles en Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia (OCSV)…

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Cienfuegos, Cuba, The Pearl of the South, Punta Gorda

(The Bay of Cienfuegos, photo by FBC)

There is something about Cuba that is certainly worth talking…and blogging…about, the natural beauty of the island. For instance, the Bay of Cienfuegos…

Cienfuegos, situated in the south shore of Cuba, somewhat near the centre of the island, was founded in 1819 by immigrants from France, under the leadership of founder Mr. Luis De Clouet.

I had the opportunity to spend fifteen days in Cienfuegos. I stayed at a “casa particular”, which is the Cuban equivalency of a bed and breakfast. I chose a particular area of the city, a little peninsula…or a spit…that juts out into the bay and which is called “Punta Gorda”.

The Paseo del Prado is the main street that runs through this small neighbourhood after it crosses the Malecon de Cienfuegos, (The seawall), and from then on until the point at the end of the spit. I referred to it as the strip. Punta Gorda has a rather suburban feel, not unlike many places in Miami, Florida…

Punta Gorda must have been a beautiful neighbourhood back in the fifties. The area was developed much earlier, even as far back as the XIXth Century. But in the thirties, forties and fifties Punta Gorda enjoyed its best years. You can see huge mansions with large yards with fruit trees and all the houses, on one side of the main street or the other, are on the water…

The lovely green and white building above was the Yacht Club. Next to it you can see the Cienfuegos seawall, called the “Malecon”…

I stayed for a few nights at the Hotel Jagua, located at the end of the Punta Gorda strip. It was built in 1958, before the revolution, and it has that old 1950’s charm. It is on the water, with a little beach and with nice bars and restaurants. At night they have a Jazz club, and well, you know how I feel about Jazz…

The old Covadonga Restaurant is also on the water, across from the hotel. It certainly looks like a 1950’s building, although now it is rather run down. I was told by old timers that in the late 50’s it was a hopping place. People would crowd the tables on the waterside and drink their daiquiris and their mojitos under the shade and enjoying the Caribbean breezes…

When you leave Downtown Cienfuegos on the Paseo del Prado, basically Cienfuego’s main street, you are en route to Punta Gorda. At the very end of the strip is a rotunda, where there is a metal statue of dancers. Across is the De Valle palace. This was once a private home and now a museum and sometimes a banquet hall as well as a popular tourist attraction.

I must say that I did truly enjoy those days in Punta Gorda. Every day I would walk the Malecon strip and then the Paseo del Prado and enter into the downtown Cienfuegos neighbourhood. It was a lovely time, especially in March, when I went because the weather was not as hot as it gets in the summers.

Cienfuegos, on the whole, was a beautiful French city. A perfect grid of streets, all straight, all logical…

You can still see the majesty of most of the houses in the Downtown neighbourhood even though, because of lack of maintenance, many of the facades look rather run down. However, with a little paint and a little tender love and care, these structures will resurface again with the strength and beauty they originally possessed when they were built back in the late XIXth Century and early XXth.

Finally I just wanted to include a little side trip I made to Rancho Luna, the beach town, very close by, that Cienfuegos people call their beach. It has lovely beachfront homes on the side of a hill and of course, all those were the beach houses of “Cienfuegueros” (the folk of Cienfuegos), where they went to spend their summer holidays. The Cuban government appropriated these properties when the owners abandoned Cuba and sought political exile in Spain or in the US. Presently the house you see above is being used by the government as a “rest home” for patients convalescing from AIDS and HIV disease.

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REVOLUTION! (no, just kidding, it’s just a song)

(After a concert with AJA, photo by FBC)

I wanted to write a song about revolution, but it was meant to be satirical, not real. I do not believe in revolution and if there is such a need to fight one, then immediately after peace has been established, the “r” must be removed from the word…and the idea of…revolution so that the country can advance.

In Cuba, the Revolution was fought to oust a dictator. It was a politically motivated and generated by the hatred of most Cubans of the Batista regime. It was not a worker’s struggle. Workers, peasants and the poorer classes, were not involved in the fight, although the small farmers of the eastern mountains, the Sierra Maestra eventually…towards the end of the war…did join in the fighting. But the ones who rose up to fight Batista were the professional classes and the upper middle class, with the support of many of the rich and of the Catholic Church. By no means the Cuban Revolution can be considered a class struggle.

But the Revolution was stolen from those who fought it. It became the “revolution”, (or “robolucion” in Spanish, meaning it was accomplished to steal from those who had so that Fidel Castro could become the 9th richest man on Earth). The reason I do not use a capital letter to identify Castro’s revolution is because it was not a revolution. Castro stole the revolutionary struggle and then the power of ruling the country, by lying to the people. He back stabbed everyone, beginning with his friends and comrades whom he had assassinated by firing squad, accusing them of being anti-revolutionary. Then he denounced democracy, saying elections were not needed, that the struggle meant that Cubans had already voted for him and finally declaring that he was and always had been a Marxist-Leninist. He betrayed the revolutionary struggle and established himself, and his communist party, as the eternal dictators of the island.

So…I still wanted to try and ridicule the so-called revolution in Cuba…

I wrote this song and I did it with AJA backed up by Ayoko, our singer at the time. I belive the year was about 2006, but I am not so sure…

I took the pictures on a short trip to Cuba that I did in 2015…so the video clip is from 2016…so all the pictures are part of my personal experience from my visit to that island.

If you liked it, please hit that like button, follow and share. I would also be interested in reading your comments, for or against, it doesn’t matter as long as they can lead towards a civilised discussion.

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