This joyful Mexican folk song is well loved by young and old and is an excellent introduction to singing in Spanish. “I love all the beautiful colours that give all the people a reason to sing”.
Key: D major
Range: E4 - D5
Age group: 8 and up
Teaching strategy: Spanish diction, introduction to Latin American music, feeling the strong beat in 3/4 time. Listen to various versions by mariachi bands and folk singers.