1898

by Deivito

supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 USD  or more

     

about

Vocals & Cuatro, Guitarra, and coro by Deivito.
This one's for my pappy Santos, my first musical influence.

(With a tip of the hat to Nelson Antonio Denis' book War Against All Puerto Ricans, and my US of Boogaloo bandmate Bj Torres for inspiring this one.)

lyrics

1898

Puerto Rico, top-soil,

Your deep earth is Borinken

En La Isla del Encanto

Place where we Taíno once swam

Eighteen hundred and ninety eight

All eyes on Cuba's pain

Papers signed in old Paris

Cuba, Guam, and the Phillippines



Mira como los hijos de Dios

se olvidan

de los hijos de Dios

y ya no canta el coquí



Puerto Rico, heart-broken,

Caribe roots screaming deeply

Remember the Mano de Dios

Destiny manifests naked greed

Miles of warships on Guánica

Bombs on Vieques, corporate tax-holes

Pharma-land, resorts for so few

Low-blood sugar trade and united fruit



Mira como los hijos de Dios

se olvidan

de los hijos de Dios

y ya no canta el coquí



Puerto Rico, free-fallin',

Associated state of Caribbean dreaming

They can serve but got no say

Dulles knives de "La Operación"

Counted out yet almost in

The star on this flag is a bar on that star

None shall gag Don Pedro's name

Echoing on El Grito de Lares



Mira como los hijos de Dios

se olvidan

de los hijos de Dios

y ya no canta el coquí



Eighteen hundred and ninety eight

Sanctioned otherhood, flooding debt

Eighteen hundred and ninety eight

Ain't no borders on the rising tide

Eighteen hundred and ninety eight

As American as a hungry child

Mil ochocientos noventa y ocho

As American as a leilolai



Mira como los hijos de Dios

se olvidan

de los hijos de Dios

y ya no canta...

credits

released October 8, 2016
Music & lyrics by Deivis Garcia, 2016. Produced and recorded by Deivito at Mamey Milkshake Co.

***

Web Resources Regarding the Ongoing Legacies of the Year 1898


The Cuban War of Independence (Preceding the 'Spanish-American War'):
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_War_of_Independence


The Treaty of Paris (1898):
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Paris_(1898)


"Remember the Maine":
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Maine_(ACR-1)


'Manifest destiny' (The Rationalization of Territorial Expansion):
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny


The Puerto Rican Campaign (Or, A Sovereign Land-Grab):
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rican_Campaign


Why is The Cancer Rate in Vieques 27% Higher Than Mainland Puerto Rico?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy_in_Vieques,_Puerto_Rico


Tax Haven:
www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/04/14/the-worst-tax-breaks/stop-letting-the-rich-move-to-puerto-rico-as-a-tax-haven


Decades of Tax-Breaks for the Pharmaceutical Industry in Puerto Rico:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_industry_in_Puerto_Rico

And:
www.multinationalmonitor.org/hyper/issues/1981/10/neumann.html


A Review of Stephen Kinzer's Riveting Biography on the Dulles Brothers (John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles):
www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/books/review/the-brothers-by-stephen-kinzer.html?_r=0


Law 116 ('La Operacion') - Institutionalized Eugenics
www.ourbodiesourselves.org/health-info/forced-sterilization/


Don Pedro Albizu-Campos:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Albizu_Campos

PUERTO RICO TODAY & TOMORROW:
thelastcolony.com

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

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.
... more

contact / help

Contact Deivito

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code