Music of Summer #5 “Oye Como Va” by Santana

Music of Summer #5 “Oye Como Va” by Santana

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“Oye Como Va” by Santana

Oye Como Va” is a song written by Latin jazz and mambo musician Tito Puente in 1963 and popularized by Santana’s rendition of the song in 1970 on their album Abraxas, helping to catapult Santana into stardom with the song reaching #13 on the Billboard Top 100. The song also reached #11 on Billboard’s Easy Listening survey and #32 on their R&B chart.[1] It was inspired by Israel “Cachao” Lopez’s “Chanchullo.”

The title comes from the first words:

Spanish: English:
Oye como va Listen to how [it] goes OR Hey, how is it going
Mi ritmo “My rhythm”
Bueno pa’ gozar “Good for enjoying” or “good to enjoy”
Mulata See: Mulatta

The fact that the phrase “Oye como va” is the title of the song and is sung somewhat separately from the phrase “mi ritmo” makes it easy to interpret the meaning as “Hey, how’s it going?” However, the first sentence is actually “Oye como va mi ritmo,” meaning “Listen to how my rhythm goes.”

Source: Wikipedia


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