In these songs of love that we hear, so passionate and sensual, we perceive without realizing it, the plaint of these oppressed races who do not remember precisely the reason for their cry, but do remember their sadness and their lamentations. What race memory? What secular affront? What secret sorrows are deafened under the allegory of these erotic yet religious songs? What drama of an entire people is expressed in this song of wounded love? What drama of a whole people who managed to save only a guitar from a disaster, where they lost their psalms, their altars and their gods?
Rafael Cansinos Assens/Author