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Artwork by Rafael Lopez and Teresa Martínez

 

How many musical instruments do you need to start a band? You can start with just the sound of your voice! You can also ask your family and friends for instruments they may have, or go to your local music store and try them all!
We first heard this traditional round in the voice of the great Colombian singer Martina Camargo and adapted it into a celebration of musical instruments. Zamir, Zeudi, Melody and Isabella sing with me, and our friend Samuel Torres
plays a kalimba and 5 congas at the same time!

lyrics:

Mi papá me va a comprar una conga, una conga
Mi papá me va a comprar una conga, una conga
La conga hace… tu tu tu tu tu tu
La conga hace… tu tu tu tu tu tu, hace la conga

Mi papá me va a comprar una trompeta, una trompeta
Mi papá me va a comprar una trompeta, una trompeta
La trompeta hace… piriri, piriri pi
La trompeta hace… piriri, piriri pi ay, la trompeta

Mi papá me va a comprar una jarana, una jarana
Mi papá me va a comprar una jarana, una jarana
La jarana hace… rran, rran, rran
La jarana hace… rran, rran, rran ay, mi jarana

Mi papá me va a comprar un acordeón, un acordeón
Mi papá me va a comprar un acordeón, un acordeón
El acordeón hace… parara parara pam
El acordeón hace… parara parara pam el acordeón

Mi papá me va a comprar una kalimba, una kalimba
Mi papá me va a comprar una kalimba, una kalimba
La kalimba hace… tiki tiki tiki tiki tin
La kalimba hace… tiki tiki tiki tiki tin la kalimba

 

rough translation:

My dad is going to buy me a conga, a conga

My dad is going to buy me a conga, a conga

The conga sounds.... tu tu tu tu tu tu

The conga sounds.... tu tu tu tu tu tu, that's the conga

 

My dad is going to buy me a trumpet, a trumpet

My dad is going to buy me a trumpet, a trumpet

The trumpet sounds... piriri, piriri, pi

The trumpet sounds... piriri, piriri, pi, the trumpet

My dad is going to buy me a jarana, a jarana

My dad is going to buy me a jarana, a jarana

The jarana sounds... rran, rran, rran

The jarana sounds... rran, rran, rran, oh my jarana

My dad is going to buy me an accordion, an accordion

My dad is going to buy me an accordion, an accordion

The accordion sounds... parara parara pam

The accordion sounds... parara parara pam, the accordion

My dad is going to buy me a kalimba, a kalimba

My dad is going to buy me a kalimba, a kalimba

The kalimba sounds... tiki tiki tiki tiki tin

The kalimba sounds... tiki tiki tiki tiki tin, the kalimba

Zamir Castañeda, Zeudi Castañeda, Isabella Polo, Melody Polo - vocals
Rob Friedman - accordion, trumpet 

Samuel Torres - 5 congas, kalimba
Martín Vejarano - drums 

Sonia De Los Santos- vocals, jarana

Traditional Colombian Ronda.
Adapted and arranged by Sonia De Los Santos; De Los Santos Music ASCAP
and Martín Vejarano; Gaitero Music ASCAP