As soon as I read about this idea I knew it would not be easy to choose only three gaitas because for many Venezuelans the particular sound of the furro, the tambora, the cuatro, the maracas and other instruments that give life to the Gaita Zulia, is synonymous with Christmas and at the same time of sharing, family togetherness, nostalgia and many feelings that arise in the most beautiful time of the year.
As a child I remember dreaming of visiting the city of Maracaibo and knowing if it was true that when you crossed the bridge over the lake a knot formed in your throat... ha,ha,ha,ha For now I have not had the opportunity to travel there, but I have been able to feel that knot every time I hear a gaita in the voices of great musicians like Ricardo Cepeda, Betulio Medina, Abdénago "Neguito" Borjas and other great performers.
The first one I chose was written by "Neguito" Borjas in 1977, dedicated to a young love that left a deep mark in his heart. The lyrics of this romantic gaita speak for themselves, when you have lost a love that you thought would last a lifetime, you can only thank God for everything you have learned and lived, without holding a grudge against the one you loved at the time.
It is never too late to love is the name of my second favorite gaita, one of the classics of Betulio Medina and his Maracaibo 15. I am a faithful believer that it is never too late to love, there is no difference that can with a feeling as pure and noble as love, you just have to have the determination and conviction that when you want it you can.
The most outstanding gaita musicians of Zulia; Maestro Ricardo Cepeda, who masterfully interprets songs such as "Mi Ranchito" and "Madre es Madre"; both written by Ricardo Portillo, "Mi Nostalgia" by Simón García and "Aquel Zuliano" by Renato Aguirre, included in the Free Cover in tribute to "El Colosal", as this performer is also known in the musical field.
Espero les haya gustado mi selección e invito a ser parte de esta iniciativa a @hylene74, @adribarrios, @mariajruizb y @labeba1969.
I hope you liked my selection and I invite @hylene74, @adribarrios, @mariajruizb and @labeba1969 to be part of this initiative.
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