Friday, July 16, 2010

Danzonete

My mother would have been 83 years old this week. She was a music-filled woman who loved to dance, and sang with a clear alto voice. We grew up hearing the danzonete - a danzón, the official dance of Cuba, with an added vocal part. She would have recognized this piano version, and would have begun swaying to its rhythm.


¡Felíz cumpleaños, mami, querida!

7 comments:

Julie said...

Your mother was very beautiful. Love old photos!

Esther said...

I absolutely LOVE these! What a gorgeous Mama you had! :D TFS.

Beth said...

She looks like a Hollywood glamour girl! Stunningly beautiful :)

Jeanne said...

What an amazingly beautiful mother you had. These pictures are gorgeous. I have a Cuban friend that I grew up with and I well remember their love of music and dance. You just can't sit still when the music is playing!

I'm sure you miss your mother and I hope that you will be able to remember her with happy memories that make you smile.

Nicki, said...

I agree, Hollywood beautiful. May your week be filled in joyful memories of your mom in her absence.

Anita said...

Oh my goodness, she is gorgeous!!! My MIL in Puerto rico is a very similar kind of "Spanish" lady too. How wonderful your memories:-)

Barb said...

Great photos. I think you look a little like your Mom.