Celia Cruz (con La Sonora Matancera)- El Yerberito Moderno (1966)
Feliz casi summer, babies!
Ive had this jam in my head ever since I put some albahaca in the ground and moved one step closer to being a perma-Californian (excepto que no.Puerto Rico, me haces falta y media!).
Celia is a goddess on earth and though the earlier recording of this (sans La Sonora Matancera) is even better, this video is a gem of gems and reminds me of sitting on Abuela Bennie’s plastic covered couch watching El Show Del Medio Dia during summer vacation,
Our SomArts performance was a total success (and we never say that!), thank you thank you to all who came. If you didnt make it, it will be uploaded to www.sofiacordova.com soon enuff. Working on a new little performance at SFMOMA to be done on June 1 at midnite as part of their closing ceremonies (all new, site specific work!!more soon!) and after that we’re back to working on Act I of Odas aka ALL NEW ORIGINAL SHIT GET EXCITED CUS SHITS REAL GOOD! SLASH SOMEONE GIVE ME MONEY SO I CAN MAKE THIS GODDAMN INSTALLATION A DREAM COME TRU!
Lastly, our loves at East Bay Express wrote a really nice thing about Odas and all that!
Anyway, get in your bikinis, listen to our new shit y nos vemos por ahí, chiquistars.