Reader and fellow Carolina, PR native, Enid, left a comment on my recent post about Chambao's Pokito a poko song, telling me about Ricky Martin's song Tu recuerdo, a duet with the singer from Chambao. Diligently, I got the song and listened to it.
I was a bit skeptical at first because I have not been enamored of Ricky Martin's stuff after the time of Vuelve. The whole English language, Vida Loca/She Bangs period was just strange. But I gave the song a try because Enid said it combined different musical styles. Since last Saturday I have been listening to it obsessively. The song is good, but I know that what gets me more than anything else is the sound of the Puerto Rican cuatro. At times, as I listened to it tears rolled down my cheeks and my thoughts would take me back to one of my favorite places in the word, the area around the Puerta de San Juan, the beautiful song of our national instrument definitely striking a chord (pun intended) and making me long for home.