Aguanile (Canción de H. Lavoe)

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by arvinclone47, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. arvinclone47 Junior Member

    English, U.S.A.
    Hay una cancion por Hector Lavoe que se llama "Aguanile," pero no lo puedo encontrar en el diccionario. Refereria al Rio Nile?

    (Lo siento, no se como hacer acentos con este ordenador.)
     
  2. fsabroso

    fsabroso Moderadiólogo

    South Texas
    Perú / Castellano
    No.

    Creo que es un término de santería (DRAE, acepción 3. Cuba. Sistema de cultos que tiene como elemento esencial la adoración de deidades surgidas del sincretismo entre creencias africanas y la religión católica).
     
  3. Gitano_Moreno Junior Member

    Tallahassee
    Cuban Spanish
    Aguanile es una limpieza espiritual...el habla de eso en la cancion.
     
  4. mxtech31 New Member

    Texas
    USA/Spanish
    Que no se esta referiendo a un Santo al que el mira como a 'Dios'?

    Nadamas fijate como se empiesa la cancion:

    Aguanile...Aguanile

    Santo dios, Santo fuerte, Santo Inmortal
    Aguanile, Aguanile, Mai Mai
    Aguanile, Aguanile, Mai Mai
    Eh Aguanile, Aguanile Mai Mai
    Aguanile, Aguanile, Mai Mai
    Aguanile, Aguanile, Mai Mai
     
  5. Gitano_Moreno Junior Member

    Tallahassee
    Cuban Spanish
    El santo a quien el refiere es el Orisha Oggun.
     
  6. TomasChelas New Member

    English - US
    Aguanile is a Yoruba word (A language from west africa)
    In salsa it stems from the Afro-Cuban religion called Santería. You hear it (and other santería phrases) a lot in Cuban salsa. Most often you hear the full phrase "Aguanile mai mai" and it is part of the toque for the saint (orisha) Ogun.
     
  7. oshundayo New Member

    English, Spanish (puerto rican/mexican)
    The term Aguanile mai mai is praising the Yoruba orisha called Ogun. Ogun is the god of war and metal. He is the diety that works day and night without ever resting. He is the primordial black smith. He held the secrets of metals and forging tools. He held these secrets to himself until the orisha Oshun (river diety) seduced him out of the forest so that civilization could be created.
    He is also praised in Cuba in the religion of Santeria (La Regla de Ocha Lukumi). The language used in Santeria is called Lukumi which is an offshoot of the Yoruba language of Nigeria West Africa.
    The song goes as such:
    Aguanile o Ogun ariwo. Aguanile o Ogun ariwo Ogun afomode. Oinle abere mariwo Ogun de baba. Aguanile onile... Aguanile mai mai. Guayo guayo guayo ke aguanile mai mai.
    Aguan= a cleansing. (also refers to a basket that is used in ceremonies where different types of foods and animal offerings are contained after the inititates have cleansed themselves with these items.
    Ile= house
    Note: this is not proper Yoruba spelling. This is Lukumi where there is really not a standardized spelling and words may vary slightly depending on the priestly lineage of the Santeria practitioner.
    Matthew Oshun Olorisha Lukumi
     

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