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Shall we Danza Kuduro???

A huge summer hit, Danza Kuduro has nearly a billion views on Youtube. The first thing to realize is this song is not entirely in Spanish, but we think it’s still worthy of some good Spanish practice.  It is a mix of both Spanish and Portuguese, as Don Omar hails from Puerto Rico while the mother tongue of Lucenzo.

The name Danza Kuduro is also not specifically Spanish or Portuguese.  Kuduro is a type of African dance music, originating in Portuguese-speaking Angola. The terminology Kuduro is said to stem from the Angolan Portuguese ‘cu duro’ – or hard ass – which describes the dance moves, or more specifically the asses of the dancers as they dance ;). Remember danzar is not the Spanish word for dance, as that is bailar, nor is it the Portuguese word for dance, which is dançar.  Danzar the name used in Puerto Rico for a genre of original dance music from the region.

Follow along with the Spanish-to-English translation below as you watch the video and dance the “kuduro” – a music and dance originally from Angola Africa … bailamos!!

Learning Technique:
1. Listen to the song once, without any aids.
2. Listen to the song again using the transcripts and translations to understand any words you don’t know or can’t understand.
3. Listen to the song a third time without aids to solidify your learning.
4. Repeat as necessary and sing along!!!

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Danza Kuduro Translation

Spanish & English

danza kuduro
Lucenzo
El rey

La mano arriba
cintura sola
Da media vuelta
danza Kuduro
No te canses ahora
que esto solo empieza
Mueve la cabeza
danza Kuduro

(x2)

Quien puede domar
la fuerza del mar

Que se mete por tus venas
Lo caliente del sol
que se te metió

Y no te deja quieta
nena

Quien puede parar
eso que al bailar

Descontrola tus caderas
(sexy)

Y ese fuego que quema
por dentro

y lento te convierte
en fiera

Con la mano arriba
cintura sola
Da media vuelta
y sacude duro
No te quites ahora
que esto solo empieza
Mueve la cabeza
y sacude duro

(Portugués)
Balançar què uma loucura
Morena vem
o meu lado

Ninguem vai ficar parado
Quero ver mexa
Kuduro

Balançar què uma loucura
Morena vem o meu lado
Ninguem vai ficar parado oh

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
E para quebrar Kuduro,
Vamos dançar Kuduro

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
Seja morena o loira,
vem balançar Kuduro
Oi oi oi

La mano arriba
cintura sola
Da media vuelta
danza Kuduro
No te canses ahora
que esto solo empieza
Mueve la cabeza
danza Kuduro

(x2)

(Portugués)
Balançar què uma loucura
Morena vem o meu lado
Ninguem vai ficar parado
Quero ver mexa
Kuduro
Balançar què uma loucura
Morena vem o meu lado
Ninguem vai ficar parado oh

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
E para quebrar Kuduro,
vamos dançar Kuduro

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
Seja morena o loira,
vem balançar Kuduro
Oi oi oi

El Orfanatooooooo!

La mano arriba
cintura sola
Da media vuelta
danza Kuduro
No te canses ahora
que esto solo empieza
Mueve la cabeza
danza Kuduro

(x2)

dance the Kuduro
Lucenzo
The king

Your hand up
[move your] waist only
Turn halfway around
dance the Kuduro
Don’t get tired now
this is only just beginning
Move your head
dance the Kuduro

(x2)

Who can tame
the strength of the ocean
That gets in your veins
The heat of the sun
that got into you
And doesn’t let you stand still
baby

Who can stop
that when dancing
[with] your hips out of control
(sexy)
And that fire that burns
inside
and slowly converts you
into a wild beast

With your hand up
[move your] waist only
Turn halfway around
and shake hard
Don’t take off [quit] now
this is only just beginning
Move your head
and shake hard

(Portuguese)
To swing like a crazy person
Brunette/dark one
come to my side
Nobody will stand still
I want to see [you] move
Kuduro
To swing like a crazy person
Brunette come to my side
Nobody will stand still oh

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
And to break Kuduro,
Let’s go dance Kuduro

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
Whether brunette or blonde,
come swing Kuduro
Oi oi oi

Your hand up
[move your] waist only
Turn halfway around
dance the Kuduro
Don’t get tired now
this is only just beginning
Move your head
dance the Kuduro

(x2)

(Portuguese)
To swing like a crazy person
Brunette come to my side
Nobody will stand still
I want to see [you] move
Kuduro
To swing like a crazy person
Brunette come to my side
Nobody will stand still

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
And to break Kuduro,
let’s go dance Kuduro

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
Whether brunette or blonde,
come swing Kuduro
Oi oi oi

The Orphanageeeeee!

Your hand up
[move your] waist only
Turn halfway around
dance the Kuduro
Don’t get tired now
this is only just beginning
Move your head
dance the Kuduro

(x2)

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danza kuduro
Lucenzo
El rey

dance the Kuduro
Lucenzo
The king

La mano arriba
cintura sola
Da media vuelta
danza Kuduro
No te canses ahora
que esto solo empieza
Mueve la cabeza
danza Kuduro

(x2)

Your hand up
[move your] waist only
Turn around
dance the Kuduro
Don’t get tired now
this is only just beginning
Move your head
dance the Kuduro

(x2)

Quien puede domar la fuerza del mar
Que se mete por tus venas
Lo caliente del sol que se te metió
Y no te deja quieta nena

Who can tame the strength of the ocean
That gets in your veins
The heat of the sun that got into you
And doesn’t let you stand still baby

Quien puede parar eso que al bailar
Descontrola tus caderas (sexy)
Y ese fuego que quema por dentro
Y lento te convierte en fiera

Who can stop that when dancing
[with] your hips out of control (sexy)
And that fire that burns inside
and slowly converts you into a wild beast

Con la mano arriba
cintura sola
Da media vuelta
y sacude duro
No te quites ahora
que esto solo empieza
Mueve la cabeza
y sacude duro

With your hand up
[move your] waist only
Turn around
and shake hard
Don’t take off [quit] now
this is only just beginning
Move your head
and shake hard

(Portugués)
Balançar què uma loucura
Morena vem o meu lado
Ninguem vai ficar parado
Quero ver mexa Kuduro
Balançar què uma loucura
Morena vem o meu lado
Ninguem vai ficar parado oh

(Portuguese)
To swing like a crazy person
Brunette come to my side
Nobody will stand still
I want to see [you] move Kuduro
To swing like a crazy person
Brunette/dark one come to my side
Nobody will stand still oh

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
E para quebrar Kuduro,
Vamos dançar Kuduro

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
And to break Kuduro,
Let’s go dance Kuduro

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
Seja morena o loira,
vem balançar Kuduro
Oi oi oi

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
Whether brunette or blonde,
come swing Kuduro
Oi oi oi

La mano arriba
cintura sola
Da media vuelta
danza Kuduro
No te canses ahora
que esto solo empieza
Mueve la cabeza
danza Kuduro

(x2)

Your hand up
[move your] waist only
Turn around
dance the Kuduro
Don’t get tired now
this is only just beginning
Move your head
dance the Kuduro

(x2)

(Portugués)
Balançar què uma loucura
Morena vem o meu lado
Ninguem vai ficar parado
Quero ver mexa Kuduro
Balançar què uma loucura
Morena vem o meu lado
Ninguem vai ficar parado oh

(Portuguese)
To swing like a crazy person
Brunette come to my side
Nobody will stand still
I want to see [you] move Kuduro
To swing like a crazy person
Brunette/dark one come to my side
Nobody will stand still

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
E para quebrar Kuduro,
vamos dançar Kuduro

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
And to break Kuduro,
let’s go dance Kuduro

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
Seja morena o loira,
vem balançar Kuduro
Oi oi oi

Oi oi oi, oi oi oi
Whether brunette or blonde,
come swing Kuduro
Oi oi oi

El Orfanatooooooo!

The Orphanageeeeee!

La mano arriba
cintura sola
Da media vuelta
danza Kuduro
No te canses ahora
que esto solo empieza
Mueve la cabeza
danza Kuduro

(x2)

Your hand up
[move your] waist only
Turn around
dance the Kuduro
Don’t get tired now
this is only just beginning
Move your head
dance the Kuduro

(x2)

 

 

 

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