Dakota Romero - La Llorona


By: Dakota Romero

Release Date: 11 June 2013

Format: CD / Single Eco Pack

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1. La Llorona

Dakota Romero’s beautifully haunting debut recording of the classic traditional song La Llorona (English: Weeping Woman) commemorates the Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos). Her performance is dedicated to the memory of her Grandmother, Ida Mae Aragon aka Rita Rogers.

In honor of Rita’s journey to the spirit world 11 June 2012, La Llorona will have its radio debut today on KXMT 99.1 FM Northern New Mexico.

Dakota Romero is a lifelong performer with world experience, beginning her music career in her early years of life, under the wing of her father, Native Rock recording artist, Robby Romero. Classically trained, and with a degree in music, her greatest inspirations have come from singing around the world, and the musicians she has met and performed with along the way, from Buffy Sainte-Marie to Carlos Santana. With both Native and Latin American roots, she has captured the soul of her multicultural background, and continues turning heads with her sophisticated touch to pop music.


Artist: Dakota Romero
Produced by: Robby Romero
Recorded by: K Bolan at Retreat Recordings, Red River, New Mexico
Mixed and Mastered by: Steve Addabbo at Shelter Island Sound, New York City, New York


Vocals: Dakota Romero
Vocals: Almaguer
Guitar: Almaguer

Copyright © 2013 Eagle Thunder Records


Todos me dicen el negro, llorona
Negro pero cariñoso
Yo soy como el chile verde, llorona
Picante pero sabroso

Dicen que no tengo duelo, llorona
Porque no me ven llorar
Hay muertos que no hacen ruido, llorona
Y es mas grande su penar

Ay de mi llorona, llorona
Llorona, llévame al río
Tápame con tu rebozo, llorona
Que ya me muero de frío

WEEPING WOMAN (English Translation)

They all call me black, llorona
Black but affectionate
I am like a green pepper, llorona
Spicy but tasty

They say I have no grief, llorona
Because they don't see me cry
There are dead people who make no sound, llorona
And their grief is even bigger

Oh my llorona, llorona
Llorona, take me to the river
Cover me with your shawl, llorona
 I'm freezing to death