La Diosa

by Deivito

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I’ve always thought that the names of vegetables and fruits in the post-colonial Spanish language - as informed by the foundational swirl of peoples from Spain, Africa, and the many indigenous peoples of the  Americas - had a sing-song feel to them.

Their names - such as guanábana, cilantro, mamey, choclo, tamarindo - often sound alive and uncannily depict their distinct flavors with musical bravado. And if you listen closely enough, the linguistic diversity of such words like café, cebolla, tomate, malanga, tells us that our stories are much infinitely complex than any mere nationalism can hope to contain.

So I set out to one day write a song composed entirely from these seemingly mundane produce names. Yet when I eventually created the song, the sum of these agricultural treasures  - canela, xocolate, papaya, calabaza - ultimately led me to sing to the divine life-giving power beyond all of these dancing words.

This song then is my offering to La Diosa. Buen provecho!

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La Diosa

Como la yuca
y el café
como la mate
el xocolate

Como el cilantro
el aguacate
como el frijol
cebolla y tomate

Como la caña
mango y mamey
como el limon y la piña
el pulque y el maguey

Como el choclo y maiz
la canela
como el chuño de mi pais
ly a calabaza

Como el quelite
nopal y chile
la yautia
papa y platano

Como la jamaica
melón y papaya
como el tamarindo
malanga y guanábana

Ella es
sabrosa
divina
querida
y por eso damos gracias.

Gracias a la gran madre, gracias a la tierra, gracias a la diosa.

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released November 22, 2020
Vocals and Classical guitar by Deivito. Written and recorded by Deivis Garcia; all rights reserved. Image by Deivis Garcia.

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Deivito Newark, New Jersey

Deivito (Day-Veeto) specializes in a blend of Spanglish Sea Shanties.

His sound, alternately in English or Spanish, mines Caribbean and campesino styles of the Americas - such as the Cuban Guaracha - ranging from Mexico to Cuba to Puerto Rico to Colombia and Bolivia.

He is also a member of Jersey City's United States of Boogaloo.
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