It’s almost the weekend.
How about some music to get your feet tapping? I’ve got a Friday Song for you…
La canción de viernes: Ojalá que Llueva Café by Juan Luis Guerra
This well-known song by Juan Luis Guerra showcases the Dominican Republic’s upbeat merengue and lilting bachata, for which Guerra’s music is praised. The lyrics of song are a beautiful prayer for a reprieve from poverty. God willing, the poor will have, at least, what they need to stave off hunger, if even only coffee to fill their bellies.
On a language note, this song is often used in intermediate classes to showcase the subjunctive, as influenced by the the use of the wishful “ojalá“. But that’s a lesson for another time!
What music are you listening to this Friday?