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Santana – Oye Como Va lyrics

Rrrrr, sabor!
(Rrrrr, Flavor)

Oye como va, mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar, mulata
(Listen to my rhythm
Good for fun, mulata-
A woman of mixed race)

Oye como va, mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar, mulata
(Listen to my rhythm
Good for fun, mulata)

Oye como va, mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar, mulata
(Listen to my rhythm
Good for fun, mulata)

Oye como va, mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar, mulata
(Listen to my rhythm
Good for fun, mulata)



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    UnregisteredFeb 29, 2012 at 4:29 am
    Spanish translation oye como va, mi ritmo. Hey this is how my rythm goes. Bueno pa gozar, mulata. Good to enjoy mixed music or could be referring to a mixed crowd of women. Mulata is actually a mixed girl, black and white/spanish, latina etc. Remember the song was performed by tito puente who was originally cubano, cuban race is a mulata race of sorts. Cuban and african mixture, thus mulata women. Could also refer to a blend of music again cubano music is a mixture of cuban rthyms mixed with afro rythyms as well.
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    UnregisteredJan 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    Someone said "gozar" means dance. That's false. Oye como va mi ritmo is (hey, how goes my rhythm) and "gozar" is to enjoy.
    It's good (bueno) to enjoy (gozar) dark girls (mulata is a mixed girl). To my knowledge, "gosar" with an "s" is not a word. However, in much of latin america, the "z" in gozar is pronounced like an "s"--like it is in andalusia. As opposed to the castiliano pronunciation which would be "gothar. " so the "s" mistake is a colloquial error.
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    wizerdaveMay 25, 2010 at 3:00 am
    Well, it's actually "gozar" with a Z, and as others have translated it correctly, simply means to enjoy. Tito Puente, the author, was of Puerto Rican ancestry. In seven years of living in Puerto Rico and public school classes there I never heard the word used for anything more than simply to enjoy - in this case his rhythm, or have a good time listening to his music. I like the suggestion that mulata could refer, simbolically, to the mixed type of music. Makes sense.

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