This song is considered Venuezuela's unofficial 2nd anthem. The type of song is called a joropo. It has a musical style like the fandango, with an accompanying dance. The style comes from the plains of Venezuela and Colombia called "Los Llanos".

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Notes

Composer: Pedro Elías Gutiérrez
Lyricist: Rafael Bolívar Coronado

This song belongs to the one-act zarzuela called "Alma Llanera" which premiered on September 19, 1914. It was sung by the main female character, Rita. You can see the original version in the script here.

"A zarzuela is a Spanish lyric-dramatic genre that alternates between spoken and sung scenes, the latter incorporating operatic and popular song, as well as dance." –Wikipedia

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translation by Lisa and Monique.

Photo of Arauca River by Dansar - Own work, cc by 2.5.

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