“I left for pleasure” is the title of typical meringue written by colonel Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó in Cuba and that will be part of the original soundtrack of the new feature film documentary film of René Fortunato, “Caamaño. Military to Guerrilla”.
The letters written by caamano were located in the personal files of Comandante Román in his house in Havanaby Cuban writers Hugo Rius Blein and Ricardo Sáenz Padrón, and published in 1984 in the biographical book they wrote about the hero of April.
The merengue, recorded especially for the soundtrack of the documentary film by Fortunato, is performed by Raúl Román y su Conjunto Típico with arrangements by Juan Antonio Robles -“El Viejo Puro”- and vocalized by Juan Pablo García Ramos.
According to the data provided by the Cuban writers, this merengue was written in the year of 1970 and it is one of several merengues that he wrote.
caamano in Cuba
The film “caamano. Militar a Guerrilla”, with a duration of 85 minutes, will be officially released on February 16, 2023. Just the day that the 50th anniversary of the death of Colonel Francisco Alberto will be commemorated caamano Not.
As of that date, it will be projected in several movie theaters in Santo Domingo and Santiago.
The typical merengue is freely available on YouTube on the Videocine Palau channel.
Also on all digital music platforms on the internet. Spotify, Amazon, Music, Apple Music and Google Play Music, among others.
The letters written by caamano During their breaks at the guerrilla training camp in Pinar del Río, Cuba, they say:
“I went for pleasure one day to the Sierra de Bahoruco and went down to the city to reinforce my group
There the guard grabbed me, they fell on my leg, I’m going back to the hill to seek my freedom. Freedom, freedom, I want my freedom. Freedom, freedom, I fight for you no more.
I met some guerrillas, they taught me to fight, with a rifle in my hand so they could free me, with a rifle in my hand so they could free me.
And there I told my Taita, my mother and my wife, that they come with what they have, that they come that it is a Law, that it is a law, a law
Let them come, it’s a law”