Track: “La Revolucion (Main Mix)”
Artist(s): Little D., Stamy, Nikos Diamantopoulos.
Album(s): La Revolucion (Single), Siddharta Vol.7.
This is a magnificent a powerful track, featuring gorgeous guitar arrangements and killer percussions of afro-influence to grace this memorable house track created by Little D, Stamy and Nikos Diamantopoulos.
This Cuban-themed piece also features vocals in spanish, which -in fact-, correspond to the voice of Fidel Castro reading the letter written by Che Guevara to him, known as the “Farewell letter from Che to Fidel” dating back to 1965.
For those who wander about the lyrics, here they are on their original Spanish text, and then translated to English:
“Hoy todo tiene un tono menos dramático porque somos más maduros, pero el hecho se repite. Siento que he cumplido la parte de mi deber que me ataba a la Revolución cubana en su territorio y me despido de ti, de los compañeros, de tu pueblo que ya es mío.
Hago formal renuncia de mis cargos en la Dirección del Partido, de mi puesto de Ministro, de mi grado de Comandante, de mi condición de cubano. Nada legal me ata a Cuba (…)”
“Today everything has a less dramatic tone, because we are more mature, but the event repeats itself. I feel that I have fulfilled the part of my duty that tied me to the Cuban revolution in its territory, and I say farewell to you, to the comrades, to your people, who now are mine.
I formally resign of my positions in the leadership of the party, of my post as minister, of my rank of commander, of my condition as Cuban. Nothing legal binds me to Cuba.”