Sunday, April 8, 2012

Joan Manuel Serrat - La Saeta (1974)

The saeta is a revered Spanish religious song, whose form and style have evolved over many centuries. The Saeta is best known for its mournful power during Holy Week in Spain, when by Catholic tradition the song is performed during the processions by religious confraternities that move through the streets of cities and towns in southern Spain.

This video clip features "La Saeta", which the singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat put to music in 1969. The lyrics were written by the great poet Antonio Machado in 1912.