Sunday, 21 April 2019   Subscription to updates  RSS
Sunday, 21 April 2019   Subscription to updates  RSS
Популярно
10:59, 26 March 2018

Stormy Daniels, Russia, N.C.A.A. Basketball: Your Monday Briefing


Stormy Daniels, Russia, N.C.A.A. Basketball: Your Monday Briefing

Roger Cossack, a longtime legal analyst, on President Trump’s struggles to find and preserve lawyers.

The Instances, in other words

Here’s an image of today’s front web page, and links to our Opinion content material and crossword puzzles.

Back Story

Final week, the Library of Congress in Washington announced its annual additions to the National Recording Registry, which honors significant pieces of American history and culture. (Here’s the list.)

We’d like to appear at one particular: the original 1930 recording of “Lamento Borincano,” by Canario y Su Grupo.

Sugar cane farmers in Puerto Rico in the 1930s.CreditHansel Mieth/The LIFE Image Collection, by way of Getty Images

Recognized as an unofficial anthem of Puerto Rico, “Lamento Borincano” was composed by Rafael Hernández, one particular of the island’s most renowned and prolific songwriters (despite the fact that he wrote it even though living in New York City).

The title refers to Borinquen, a derivation of Puerto Rico’s indigenous name.

The song reflects the plight of Puerto Rican farmers during the Excellent Depression. They faced not only the threat of hurricanes but also the economic alterations brought right after 1917, when Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship, top to a wave of emigration.

The lyrics inform of a farmer who is “loco de contento” (crazy with happiness) at the prospect of promoting his produce in town. But he arrives to uncover the town empty. With no a single to buy anything, he returns to his farm demoralized. The song ends:

Borinquen, the land of Eden

The one particular that when singing, the great Gautier

He referred to as the pearl of the seas.

Now that you die

With your regrets

Let me sing to you as well.

_____

Your Morning Briefing is published weekdays and updated all morning. Browse previous briefings here.

Sign up right here to get it by email in the Australian, Asian, European or American morning. To get an Evening Briefing on U.S. weeknights, sign up right here.

Verify out our complete range of cost-free newsletters here.

What would you like to see right here? Contact us at [email protected].

Published at Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:52:43 +0000


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

© 2019 News: Today's News Headlines, Breaking News & Recent News from the World
Дизайн и поддержка: GoodwinPress.ru