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Published on Feb 12, 2008
to give the breast, is to give life... This amazingly wonderful video is a public information broadcast from Puerto Rico. The joy in this video needs no explanation from us. The makers of the video are reading your comments, and they too are very happy! :-)
The information on our video "Breastfeeding Toddlers" will be useful to those who had no idea that children normally breastfeed well into the age when they are walking, talking, and dancing!
The song is "Duerme Negrito" sung by Mercedes Sosa, a famous Argentinian singer.
It is based on a traditional lullabye, sung to the baby to make it sleep, as the Mama tells the baby how hard she has worked in the fields all day, to bring little special treats to the baby. 'Duerme Negrito' means 'sleep little black boy' and 'negrito' and 'negrita' are terms of endearment for babies in the culture. The lady who wrote to tell me of the meaning, says she remembers being called 'negrita' by her mother, and she was as fair skinned as could be! For those who may like to lull their own negrito to sleep with this music, I tracked down the song to two albums of Mercedes Sosa's work:
30 Anos: Verve ASIN: B0000015TL
Mercedes Sosa en Vivo: Universal ASIN: B0000015SU
The production credits are:
Public broadcast to promote breastfeeding Title: La Teta Director: Álvaro Aponte-Centeno Producer: Cristina Molina Parrilla DP: Carlos Díaz Song: "Duerme Negrito" Composer: Atahualpa Yupanqui Interpreted by: Mercedes Sosa 2 Gatos, Inc. Location: Puerto Rico
Ms Sosa is nicknamed 'La Negra' in Argentina, for her waterfall of shiny black hair. :-)
The song is copyright UGM, YouTube Allow, Everywhere
There are several dozen versions of Duerme Negrito across YouTube!
Duerme duerme negrito Que tu mama 'ta en el campo negrito Duerme duerme mobila Que tu mama 'ta en el campo mobila
Te va trae' codornices para ti Te va trae' rica fruta para ti Te va trae' carne de cerdo para ti Te va trae' muchas cosas para ti Y si negro no se duerme Viene el diablo blanco y zas! ... Le come la patita chicapumba Chicapumba apumba chicapum ... Duerme duerme negrito Que tu mama 'ta en el campo negrito
Trabajando Trabajando duramente Trabajando si Trabajando y va de luto Trabajando si
Trabajando y no le pagan Trabajando si
Trabajando y va tosiendo Trabajando si Pa'l negrito chiquitito Pa'l negrito si
Trabajando si Trabajando si
Duerme duerme negrito Que tu mama 'ta en el campo negrito