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Guantanamera Lesson Plan

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Alexandra Barainyak

on 1 March 2015

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Transcript of Guantanamera Lesson Plan

Cuba
Cuba is a country located 30 miles off the coast of Florida. The country is largely made up of people from Spain and Africa, which lead to the style of folk music known as "Afro-Cuban."
José Martí
Lived from 1853-1895
Poet
Professor
Journalist
Political Activist
Cuban Hero

"Guantanamera"
Text by José Martí
Verse:
Yo soy un hombre sincero, de donde crece la palma,Y antes de morirme quiero, echar mis versos del alma.

"Guantanamera"
Text by José Martí
Chorus:
Guantanamera, Guajira Guantanamera. Guantanamera, Guajira Guantanamera.

Translation:
Verse:
I am an honest man
From where the palm tree grows
And before dying I want
To share the verses of my soul

Chorus:
Woman from Guantánamo

Guantanamera
"Guantanamera" is a well-known folk song that uses text from the Cuban poet, Jose Marti.
Guantanamera Lesson Plan
Celia Cruz
was a famous Cuban singer. "Guantanamera" was one of her well-known songs
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