In honour of Sunday’s super moon, the closest to the Earth of all 2013, I thought I would share a few Mexican songs with “Luna” in the title and when I began to think about it, I realised there are loads! The moon plays an important role in Aztec and Maya cosmology and there a lots of superstitions associated with full moons and eclipses with their roots in ancient beliefs. I hope you enjoy this little ode to the moon. Be sure to sing along!
A classic from Mexican superstars Maná
Possibly one of my favourite songs ever
This song never fails to make me cry
Now some Norteño moon love
Now an 80s classic and a karaoke fave
Then there is this 50’s black and white classic
One for the big kids and little kids out there
One more super classic
And lastly possibly the most beautiful poem about the moon I have ever heard, by Mexican poet Jaime Sabines
“Each night the moon kisses secretly, the lover who counts the stars” Rumi
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