Remedios Silva Pisa – Naci En Alamo

Spanish flamenco singer Remedios Silva Pisa sings “Naci En Alamo” (I was born in Alamo), a song from Vengo, a 2000 French film by Tony Gatlif. The original closing scene of the movie. The wind instrument is “ney”, the end-blown flute that figures prominently in Middle Eastern music. It is played by the Turkish musician Kudsi Erguner in the video, who also had a small role in the movie.

Lyrics

Naci En Alamo

no tengo lugar
y no tengo paisaje
yo menos tengo patria

con mis dedos hago el fuego
y con mi corazon te canto
las cuerdas de mi corazon lloran

naci en alamo
naci en alamo

no tengo lugar
y no tengo paisaje
yo menos tengo patria

naci en alamo
naci en alamo

ay cuando canta
y con tus dolores
nuestras mujeres te chican

I was born in Alamo

I don’t have village
I don’t have countryside
I have no native country

With my fingers I light the fire
And with my heart I sing to you
Stings of my heart cry

I was born in alamo
I was born in alamo

I don’t have village
I don’t have countryside
I have no native country

I was born in alamo
I was born in alamo

Ah, when they sing
And with your afflictions
Our women mess you up