• Question

    On the track "Mentira", Manu Chao, album "Clandestino", we hear a sample of a lady singing a love song. Does anyone know her name?

    " ... Diggin' arty French flicks with my shades on."
  • Addendum

    The song is "La Llorona", and I have a version by Joan Baez - but who is that lady? Could it be Gloria de la Cruz?

    " ... Diggin' arty French flicks with my shades on."
    • MisterRyus a dit :...
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    • 30 jui. 2008, 5h56m
    Well, I really tried to find out, but I'm sorry. I have no idea. :(

  • Thanks anyway for trying. I found this on youtube -
    which sounds to me like the one, but still no name.

    " ... Diggin' arty French flicks with my shades on."
    • kasia_t a dit :...
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    • 16 août 2008, 17h04m
    the song is called la llorona, but i also cant answer who is singing..

    • elbenito a dit :...
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    • 4 mars 2009, 10h25m
    ...may be this is Lila Downs? ... may it's written down in the booklet ; )

    Ben Benito
    • kasia_t a dit :...
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    • 12 mars 2009, 11h48m
    chavela vargas also sings la llorona..

  • I've listened to both Chavela Vargas and Lila Downs now. I think Ms Vargas's voice is a little too deep. I think it could be Lila Downs, though there's so much going on in the Manu Chao track I can't be certain. I think she is no.1 candidate. There's no name given in the notes to my copy of the "Clandestino" album (UK edition).
    Thanks everyone for taking the time to reply.
    I note that the youtube video to which I referred previously has now disappeared.

    " ... Diggin' arty French flicks with my shades on."
    • monkiano a dit :...
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    • 12 avr. 2009, 14h47m
    I also think it could be Lila Downs

    Mucho hereje es lo que hay -Fray Tomás de Torquemada
  • I'll go with the consensus, Lila Downs. Cheers everybody.

    " ... Diggin' arty French flicks with my shades on."
  • I've been looking for an answer for years to this question, finally found an answer, tanks all!

    Due to Lack of Interest, Tomorrow Has Been Canceled
    • dukenny a dit :...
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    • 16 déc. 2009, 20h56m

    Llorona - Que Viva La Huasteca

  • Check this

  • Case closed, insofar as we know the source. Thanks, Dukenny and Alvaro. Still don't know the singer's name though. Anyway, move over Lila Downs.

    " ... Diggin' arty French flicks with my shades on."

    hello everyone

    the name of the band is QUE VIVA LA HUASTECA from Mexico
    you can download the entire song from this link: http://www.box.net/shared/lrqig6cgg8


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