Max Berrú and Los Insobornables – Alma, corazón y vida

Max Berrú and Los Insobornables sing the traditional Peruvian waltz Alma, corazón y vida (means soul, heart and life) is a traditional Peruvian waltz. The second song in the video is Nuestro México Febrero 23. Recorded live on March 8, 2014 in Santiago de Chile.

Alma, corazón y vida Lyrics

Alma, corazón y vida

Recuerdo aquella vez que yo te conocí,
recuerdo aquella tarde pero
ni me acuerdo de como te vi.
Pero si te diré que yo me enamoré
de esos tus lindos ojos y tus labios rojos
que no olvidaré. (bis)

Oye esta canción que lleva
alma, corazón y vida
esas tres cositas nada más te doy;
porque no tengo fortuna
esas tres cosas te ofrezco
alma, corazón y vida y nada más;
alma para conquistarte
corazón para querete
y vida para vivirla junto a ti. (bis).

Soul, heart and life

I remember that time when I first met you,
I remember that evening but
I hardly remember how I did see you.
What I can truly say, is that I fell in love
with those beautiful eyes and those red lips of yours
that I’ll never forget.What I can truly say, is that I fell in love
with those beautiful eyes and those red lips of yours
that I’ll never forget.Listen to this song that carries
soul, heart and life,
these three little things I can only give you;
since I do not have a fortune
those three things I offer you
soul, heart and life and nothing else:
soul to conquer you,
heart to love you,
and my life to live it next to you.

Soul to conquer you,
heart to love you,
and life to live it next to you.

Max Berrú

Max Berrú
Max Berrú

Max Berrú (born 1942) is a musician and entrepreneur. He is one of the two founders of Inti-Illimani.

Berrú was born in Ecuador, and graduated as a Mechanical Engineer in Chile where he met Jorge Coulon at the same university. After graduating, Max worked as an engineer for two years until he met his true passion in music. Max and Jorge began their musical career by playing Latin American music as a duet while studying at the Universidad Técnica del Estado in Santiago, Chile circa 1967, where they founded what became the first Inti Illimani ensemble. The name was inspired by the beautiful culture and folklore of South America which Max wanted to pay a tribute to, and that is how he came up with the name. Later on, they contacted other musicians to expand the musical possibilities and reach other horizons and musical expressions.

On July 30, 2002 Berrú received the prestigious Chilean “Orden al Mérito Docente y Cultural Gabriela Mistral” Award from the Chilean government through Chilean president Ricardo Lagos for his valuable work to the arts and culture of Ecuador and Chile.

Berrú was the original lead singer of the Inti Illimani, and in some concerts still is. Currently, he owns a restaurant in Santiago, Chile whose name is Mitad del Mundo, in reference to his Ecuadorian origins, since Ecuador is located on the Equator Line, right at Latitude 0-0′-0″.

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