Edited by Azizi Powell
This is Part II of a two part series on the Afro-Peruvian classic song "Toro Mata" ("The Bull Kills").
Part II of this series showcases seven videos of vocal, musical, and dance performances of "Toro Mata". Brief biographical quotes about most of the featured vocalists are also included in this post.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/03/afro-peruvian-classic-song-toro-mata.html for Part I of this series.
Part I provides information and comments about the song "Toro Mata" as well as its dance. Part I also features one version of the song's Spanish lyrics and one version of the song's English lyrics.
The content of this post is provided for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic reasons.
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Thanks to Caitro Soto for this composition, and thanks to all those who are featured in these videos. Thanks also to those who produced these videos and those who published them on YouTube. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post.
With the exception of the video of Caito Soto, these videos are presented in chronological order based on their publishing dates on YouTube with the examples with the oldest dates presented first.
Example #1: Toro Mata [Caitro Soto]
Daniel Proleón, Uploaded on Apr 20, 2008
Chabuca me llamaba Hijo, contó Caitro Soto en una oportunidad, quien con su cajón acompañó a Chabuca Granda por muchos escenarios del Perú y el mundo. Su nombre completo era Pedro Carlos Soto de La Colina, pero todos lo conocían como Caitro Soto, gran compositor, músico y un virtuoso del cajón, tan peruano como él.
Vive eternamente Caitro Soto en el corazón de los peruanos!!!
Google translation from Spanish to English
"Chabuca called me son, had an opportunity Caitro Soto, who with his drawer Chabuca Granda accompanied by many scenarios of Peru and the world. His full name was Pedro Carlos Soto La Colina, but everyone knew him as Caitro Soto, great composer, musician and virtuoso drawer, as Peruvian like him."
Soto Caitro live forever in the heart of the Peruvian !!!
My guess is that the word "drawer” in this comment means “something which or someone who attracts a lot of attention", i.e. "hit song", "best selling song", very popular virtuoso.
Information about Caitro Soto from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caitro_Soto
"Pedro Carlos Soto de la Colina (23 October 1934, Cañete Province, Peru – 19 July 2004, Lima, Peru), popularly known as Caitro Soto, was an Afro-Peruvian musician and composer.
He was known for his version of the Peruvian folk song, "Toro Mata" and as part of the Afro-Peruvian artist's collective Peru Negro. Peru Negro, located in Lima, is one of the most important organizations dedicated to preserving Afro-Peruvian music, dance and culture."...
Example #2: EVA AYLLON - TORO MATA
Javier Neciosup Uploaded on Mar 15, 2007
From Eva Ayllon's "Live From Hollywood" out on DVD
Information about Eva Ayllon from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Ayll%C3%B3n
"Eva Ayllón (born February 6, 1956 as María Angélica Ayllón Urbina), a composer and singer, is one of Peru's foremost Afro-Peruvian musicians, and one of the country's most enduring living legends."
Example #3: Celia Cruz - Toro Mata
Jorge MeléndrezUploaded on Oct 12, 2007
Celia Cruz, La Reina de la Salsa, interpretando su tema Toro Matai del autor peruano Carlos Soto de la Colina, grabado por Celia Cruz con la Orquesta de Johnny Pacheco en 1974 bajo el sello Vaya Records, incluida en la produccion: "Celia & Johnny" (VS-31)
Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa, interpretes Peruvian composer Carlos Soto de la Colina's composition "Toro Mata", recorded by Celia Cruz in 1974 with the Johnny Pacheco Orchestra, Vaya Records, included in the album " "Celia & Johnny" (VS-31)"
Information about Celia Cruz from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celia_Cruz
"Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso also known by her stage name Celia Cruz (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003) was a Cuban-American salsa singer/performer... She was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa", "La Guarachera de Cuba", as well as The Queen of Latin Music."
Example #4: ToroMata - Perú Negro
lalitocy Uploaded on Dec 16, 2009
Intérprete: Perú Negro. Recopilación: Caitro Soto de la Colina
La tradición española de la corrida de toros, fue uno de los espectáculos más populares que se desarrollaron en la época de la colonia, y llegarían a ser parte integral de la cultura y folklore afroperuanos. Una muestra de la popularidad de esta actividad es el género musical conocido como Toro mata, género popular tanto en la ciudad de Lima, como en los valles de Cañete y Chincha. El ToroMata del video es la versión más conocida y que fuera grabada por Perú Negro en 1973, basada en fragmentos de un toro mata tradicional de San Luis de Cañete. Existen otras versiones en Lima, Cañete y Chincha. Lamentablemente no existe un estudio profundo sobre este género, solo el musicólogo William Tompkins dedica un capítulo de su tesis "The Musical Traditions of the Blacks of Coastal Peru" (1981), a este género musical.
Google translation from Spanish to English:
The Spanish tradition of bullfighting, was one of the most popular shows that developed in colonial times and would become an integral part of the culture and folklore afroperuanos. A sample of the popularity of this activity is the musical genre known as Toro Mata, popular genre both in Lima and in the valleys of Cañete and Chincha. The Toromata the video is the best known version that was recorded by Black Peru in 1973, based on fragments of a traditional bull kills San Luis de Cañete. There are other versions in Lima, Cañete and Chincha. Unfortunately there is no comprehensive study of its kind, only the musicologist William Tompkins devotes a chapter of his thesis "The Musical Traditions of the Blacks of Coastal Peru" (1981), this musical genre.
Example #5: Lucila Campos - Toro Mata
Tevo Piva, Uploaded on Dec 7, 2011
Information about Lucila Campos from http://www.last.fm/music/Lucila+Campos/+wiki
"Born Lucila Campos Clara Martial in Lima, Peru on 16 August 1938.
Lucila Campos is a popular Peruvian singer, and was known as “The Brown Beauty”. She has also been called the “Reina de las Polladas’, the quintessential interpreter of Afro-Peruvian folk music. For 17 years, she was a prominent member of Black Peru, an Afro-Peruvian cultural association whose mission was to preserve the art and culture of Blacks in Peru."
Example #6: Black Latino music: Toro Mata, an Afro-Peruvian classic
Palomino Productions/Eve A. Ma Published on Jun 11, 2012
Black Latino music: Toro Mata, an Afro-Peruvian classic. Like it? It´s on our CD, http://Afro-PeruvianRhythms.com
Examble #7: Susana Baca - Toro Mata
LesterStone Published on May 5, 2013
Tema de la cantante peruana Susana Baca incluido en el álbum 'Espíritu Vivo' (Luaka Bop, 2002; reeditado en 2009 por Editora Pregón). Composición de Carlos Soto de La Colina ("Caitro").
Google translation from Spanish to English:
Topic of the Peruvian singer Susana Baca from the album 'Spirit Live' (Luaka Bop, 2002; reissued in 2009 by Editora Proclamation). Composition of Carlos Soto La Colina ("Caitro").
Information about Susana Baca from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susana_Baca
"Susana Esther Baca de la Colina (born Chorrillos, Lima Province, Peru, 24 May 1944) is a prominent Peruvian singer-songwriter; two-times Latin Grammy Award winner. She has been a key figure in the revival of Afro-Peruvian music."
This is the end of Part II of this series.
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