Posted in Arts & Culture, Sports, The Region, tagged Aragua, baseball, Caribbean World Series, Dominican baseball, Dominican Republic, Leones de Caracas, mexico, Tigres de Aragua, Tigres de Licey, venezuela, Venezuela's Tigres de Aragua, Venezuelan baseball, venezuelan baseball players on February 6, 2009 |
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The Caribbean World Series has been unfolding this week in Mexicali, Mexico. Venezuela’s Tigres de Aragua have remained undefeated, and could take the title if they beat Mexico tonight.
Yesterday, they defeated last year’s champions, the Dominican Republic’s Tigres de Licey. Venezuela used five different pitchers during the game, beating the opposing Tigres 3-2. For details, see the AP coverage.
Venezuela is a perennial powerhouse in professional baseball. The country’s Leones de Caracas won the Caribbean World Series in 2006.
UPDATE: They did it! The Tigres won the Caribbean Series again!
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Posted in Arts & Culture, The Region, tagged aventura, bachata, Bethlehem, Burrito Sabanero, Christmas, Christmas music, Dominican Republic, entertainment, hip hop, holiday, Hugo Blanco, Incaptepec, jazz, Jesus, latin america, latin music, music, Puerto Rico, Romeo, Tick Tock, venezuela, venezuelan music, venezuelan traditions on December 22, 2008 |
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Christmas cuteness at its finest: El Burrito Sabanero is not about food, but a favorite Christmas song in Latin America. Burro in Spanish means donkey, and burrito is little donkey. El Burrito Sabanero is about a boy who rides his little donkey to Bethlehem to see the niño Jesús.
This famous Venezuelan Christmas song, written by Hugo Blanco, gets played with about the same frequency as “Silent Night” does in the U.S. El Burrito is a joyful staple at elementary school Christmas recitals. The song is so precious that it’s not even necessary to know Spanish to enjoy it — but it has been translated.
El Burrito Sabanero has been covered by many artists, a few of which are below:
The latest version is by Incaptepec, a Latin-style jazz band. Click here for an article and the song.
Here is an adorable hip hop version by the Puerto Rican boy band Tick Tock:
The cuteness continues with a bilingual version by Bachata group, Aventura, from the Dominican Republic:
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