Friday Canción: Ojalá que Llueva Café by Juan Luis Guerra

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.

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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?


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I’m a Latin American Studies teacher, teaching Latin American History and Politics and Basic Spanish. I love reading, writing, teaching and travelling. 

17 thoughts on “Friday Canción: Ojalá que Llueva Café by Juan Luis Guerra

  1. 😎Ryan was listening to something I can’t even repeat this morning.. 🤣 his music interests never matured past puberty! And I’ve been on an audio book kick, no music for me lately. 🤓 But I am excited for an outdoor concert we’re going to in 2 weeks.. Michael Franti. 🎶 Happy Friday to YOU!☀️

    1. Hahaha… Well… if you heard the english translations of some of the popular Spanish music right now… LOL
      I hope you enjoy the concert… this weekend now?

      This message was also in my spam! WP!!!

  2. I hope it’ll rain coffee every day! Thanks for sharing this delightful song!

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