Cartagena, the fantastic

Benkos Biohó
Manuel Zapata once taught me
Domingo Benkos Biohó,
broke his chains in Cartagena,
and in “La Matuna” founded

“Palenque” – hoping to live a new morrow
and get his people together,
to let them to sing out their sorrow,
he told me so…

Lemaitre also did teach me,
the spaniards never gave up…
Against privateers from England
their patience almost ran out…

And they raised the most sturdy stone rampart,
to save the lives of their people,
and to protect their escutcheon,
he told me so…

Walls of Cartagena

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