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En Mi Mochila

from Una y Otra Vez by Sergent Garcia

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    Sergent Garcia, a heavyweight in the European mestizo music scene, returns with his first full- length album in five years with the groundbreaking Una y Otra Vez (Time and Time Again). A pioneer in blending the fiery Caribbean sounds of salsa, reggae, ska and dancehall with a punk attitude and continental style, Sergent Garcia's latest musical adventure finds him traveling to Colombia to dive into what is currently the epicenter of some of the world's hottest sounds. Una y Otra Vez marks this former rocker's return to his independent roots with a renewed creative energy.

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It’s a rumba, sung in the Cuban style, with just percussion and vocals. Like a rumba in Santiago de Cuba one Sunday afternoon…

Es una rumba, cantada en un estilo cubano, solamente percusiones y voces. Como una rumba en Santiago de Cuba un domingo por la tarde...

C’est une rumba, chantée dans un style cubain, juste des percussions et des voix. Comme une rumba à Santiago de Cuba, un dimanche après-midi...


Traigo en mi mochila mil kilos de sabor
Una tumba un acordeón sin que me falte la clave
Para cuando yo estoy solo
Rumbero me consuelo
Traigo la cultura de los pueblos
Mi raíz y sentimientos
Y en la mano
Siempre un garabato
Pa’ que me abra el camino
Perfume, para las mujeres
Y pa’ los niños yo traigo caramelos
Mi suyere

Caracoles para mirar el camino
Y con mi canto proteger la humanidad
Traigo rumba Lucumí
Tierra del caimán y sol tropical
Polvo de tabaco, aroma de café
Traigo melao de caña y el ron bien caliente
Bemba colora
Mi suyere

Virgen de la caridad, mambisa tan milagrosa
Si del diablo son las cosas permítame que te pida
No vaya a poner las cosas mas malas de lo que están
Si yo he venido a cantar y traer en mi mochila
sabor y sentimiento

A recordar congo a recordar, mi suyeré pa’ la humanidad

Pa’ la humanidad, yo traigo mi canto pa’ la humanidad
Mi suyere, mi suyere yo traigo mi suyere para caminar
Traigo rumba LucumÍ caballeros, la traigo, la traigo yo mi suyere
La rumba esta buena caballero
Soy el fundamento el hijo del tambor
Ache, pa’ los rumberos
Dame una clave dame un tambor
y yo te pongo a bailar toda la humanidad
Ochún mambisa milagrosa yo canto para ti virgen de la caridad
A mi no me importa lo que dice la gente,
si tu me criticas, ven y canta con mi clave


I carry in my backpack a thousand kilos of flavor
A drum, an accordion, I just need the clave
For when I am alone
Rumbero, comforts me
I bring the culture of the people
My roots and feelings
And in my hand
There’s always a wooden cane
To open the way
Perfume, for the women and for the children I bring candy
My chant
Shells to show me the way
And with my song to protect humanity
I bring rumba Lucumi
Land of the alligator and tropical sun
Tobacco dust, the aroma of coffee
I bring sugar cane syrup and hot rum
Bemba colora
My chant

Ochún my Lady of Charity, miraculous spirit
If the devil is in the details let me ask you a favor
Don’t make things worse then they are
Yes, I came to sing and bring
Soul and feeling in my backpack

To remember the congo, to remember,
my chant for humanity

For humanity, I bring my song for humanity
My chants, my chants I bring my chants for walking
I bring rumba Lucumi gentlemen,
I bring, I bring my chant
The rumba is a good gentleman
I am the son of the drum
Spirit for the rumba players
Give me a clave, give me a drum
and I will make all of humanity dance
Mambi Ochun I sing for you
miraculous Virgin of Charity
I don’t care what people say,
if you criticize me, come and sing with my clave


from Una y Otra Vez, released March 22, 2011


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