.…Negro Esclavo, Negro Mandingo, Negro Cimarrón, Negro de Hacienda, Negro Ladino, Negro Bozal, Negro Libre…
... You got forced from Black Africa, Negro that our dye your skin, Negro gave us strong character, Negro Worker gave us strength, Negro Rebel you gave us pride ... Black bearing weight on your back without saying anything.
You were repressed for centuries, causing your more natural expressions. You learn to sing, to make instruments, to plant and prepare your own food. We changed their belief putting new Gods. We left a unique and full of wonderful flavors kitchen product that mix of waste did you get from your own.
Conformaste you with little bit and go on living.
You transformed the perception of the world around you, becoming driver, charger, mason, farmer, fisherman, foreman, lover of white, Indian and black.
No law was written for you, your hands planted our roots and your sweat the seeds of these lands were irrigated. You marked with fire and was always carimba your cross.
Negro, you were part of our history, you were our defense in the conquest, leaving your ideals died for that learning.
We got your smile leaving indelible joy, only to make your drums ringing, came the most beautiful musical notes expressed in your dances, fulías, salsa, merengue and even jazz and blues. The blow your sorrows gave rhythm to your drums.
Negro St. Peter, St. John Negro, Negro Saint and Negro La Costa, all together under the same sun, the sun burning your skin wrinkled.
Muje, Hombe denied, CADACA, Veda, poker, those were your words and even the remains.
Negro, you were a slave, and now you're not more.