"I'd love to contribute a little huayno I learned at school as a child. In the mountains of Peru they call Baby Jesus 'Niño Manuelito'. This is a Christmas huayno…" -Jeanette

A "huayno" is a popular genre of Andean music and dance from Peru that goes back to pre-Columbian times.


In the Bible, Jesus is also referred to as "The Emmanuel". Manuel is the short form of it and from that you get Manuelito, the Spanish pet name for Jesus.


Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Jeanette Cabrera for contributing this carol and for recording it for us!

¡Muchas gracias!