Voice Teacher Reacts to Lola Beltrán – Paloma Negra


Hi everyone. Andy Davis here again from
Master of Voice, a channel with reactions to performers from across the world. In
this episode, by request from so many of you
Lola Beltran as she performs “Paloma negra” which translated into English is
“black dove”. I am so excited to hear this legendary Mexican performer. So let’s
jump right in. Her presence on the stage is striking to
me already. She is so confident and the audience is just loving it.
I am mesmerized by the way she is starting to tell this story with such
grace and such passion already even though we’re not into any big kind of
singing yet. Let’s look at the lyrics as they’re translated into English. This is
an approximate translation. “Black dove. I’m already tired of crying, then it
doesn’t dawn. I don’t know whether to curse you or pray for you. I’m afraid of
looking for you and find you where my friends assure me that you will go.” It
goes on to say, “there are moments when I would prefer to give up and pull out,
once and for all, the nails of my grief. But my eyes die if they don’t look at
yours and my love at dawn waits for you again.” Love the Mariachi as she’s interacting with them a bit. Oh. Increasing the volume in that phrase
just a bit. Wow!! Oh my goodness.
The emotion and the passion she sings this with just it’s exuding out of her
soul right now and again the present she gives and that confidence
on the stage it just mesmerizes me in this performance. The lyrics go on to say,
“and you decided on your own to go out on a spree. Black dove, black dove, where can
you be? Don’t play anymore with my honor, reveler.
If your caresses are going to be mine, nobody else’s, and although I love you
passionately you don’t come back. Black dove you are prison’s bars. I want to be
free to live my life with whomever I wish. God give me strength that I am
going to go in her search and you decided on your own to go out on a spree.”
She is conveying these lyrics so well through her body language and through
her voice. You know she started with some softer singing, a piano sound if you will,
and then moved into a nice mezzo Forte section and now she’s opening up with a
bit of volume which just increases that emotion that she’s giving us through
these lyrics. I also like that her vowels kind of migrate back just a little bit
to give us a darker color. Oh so good. She pulls back the volume just a bit. Wow. Oh my goodness. That phrase right there
was so well supported on the breath. But more than anything she’s giving it so
much heart – almost crying out to this love that’s left her. So good you guys. Letting a bit of crack. Oh my gosh, you guys. That was so well
done by her. I love it. She lets a bit of a crack come in to a few of the phrases
there to show us her emotion even more. What a wonderful performance and I know
so many other spanish-speaking artists have performed this song and I am
looking forward to being able to review their versions as well. But her phrasing
here, her use of musicality, great breath support, an awesome voice with a bit of a
darker sound in her vowel placement – what a wonderful introduction to Miss Beltran.
I’m so glad you all wanted me to react to her because I know she is so
legendary in her region and throughout the world
especially for this song in particular. So thank you very much for letting me
know about it. I hope you all enjoyed this reaction. If you did, please click
like and hit subscribe, leave me a comment down below and as always have a
great day.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. Lola is my #1 as well!!! If y'all have not heard her versions of "A Los Cuatro Vientos" or El Aguacero" you HAVE TO check them out:) Enjoy!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe4GK-S0FW8 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Prs9Uq_F7k

  2. Your reaction was spot on. I always considered many mariachi songs to be a sort of crying out if you will. Proud to be of Mexican descent! React to Chuy Lizarragas version of this song! Please.

  3. Andy I gonna tell you something that I hope you believe. In the 60's my Mom used to work as a maid for Lola Beltran.
    I think She still keep photos with her signature.
    I really don't know how old Lola was by then but she looks younger then this video.
    Thank you for this reaction.

  4. Chalino Sanchez anyone??? Hell, I'll help translate, I would just like to see this guy's reaction to Sanchez's voice.

  5. Most of the time it is not the loveliness of her voice, but the lyrics and meaning of the song and the passion that is sung behind it. ❤️❤️ most Mexican songs are romantic and sung with such passion 🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️ love your videos Andy.

  6. I love all your reactions. Your such a sweet person. But I've been wondering just one thing : why do you always wear gray? Lol ❤

  7. still waiting for you to react the video of claudia emanuela santoso from indonesi at the 2019 german voice audition, which is watched 25 million, thank you

  8. React to "somos el mundo" its hispanic singers coming together to sing Micheal jacksons we are the world . To make money for the haiti

  9. Can you react to Dudas by Amanda Miguel!!! She has an amazing voice and I guarantee you will not be disappointed! Hard to find a voice like hers nowadays.

  10. Andyyyyy
    EL PASTOR …MARIACHI VARGAS ORIGINAL
    PLEASE
    PLEASE
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    PLEASE
    PLEASE
    PLEAES
    PLEASE
    PLEASS
    PLEASE
    PLEASE
    PLEASE
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    PLEASE
    I BEN ASKING THIS SONG 4 OVER 3 WEAKS PLEASE YOUR GONA LOVE IT

  11. Mariachi music is something so intimate, powerful, and strong…i used to, well still do sing… can you do the song, "AcA Entre Nos" its sung by vicente fernandez but other singers have sang it. Check out Nadia she sings it very nice. Also please do linda ronstadt " Crucifijo de Piedra" it has beautiful falsettos!!

  12. Can you react to Vicente Fernandez Aca entre nos the live version. It’s most popular among all his videos for reasons you would enjoy.

  13. Go check out Mexican singer Antonio Aguilar you wont be disappointed. You can start with “Paloma que anda volando” or “que falta me hace mi padre”

  14. If you could react to El Quijote De Don Chuy from Calibre 50, that would be amazing. There is version floating around YouTube that I feel is pretty rich.

  15. You really enjoyed 😊 Lola Beltrán's performance. You also love Juan Gabriel as a performer. Well, here's a surprise for you:
    https://youtu.be/YykU0LXsQsM

  16. Hi just to let you know that Lola Beltran helped to Juan Gabriel at the beginning of his career with some coins for pay a place to stay and later Juan Gabriel became famous, I like your channel greetings from Mexico!!! Here is a link where he wrote the song to her and singing together https://youtu.be/TdkOyfY4Bts

  17. I would suggest a few Mexican and Spanish singers also those known to the more typical mexican people. Like Chavela Vargaz, Las Jilguerillas, Dueto America.

  18. Ana Gabriel mr. andy can you do me a favor and next time you have a chance can you make a video about this beautiful woman I will bet my soul and heart you will love how she sings her music the name of the song is you are everything in me eres todo en mí that's how he's known the song in Spanish it was one of the songs of the popular movie off the 80s dance with me with Chayanne and Vanessa Williams you will probably remember this song

  19. I thank you so much Andy, that you take into account our requests, I love the way you admire talent, please react to "como te extraño – Leo Dan https://youtu.be/SWdtF1ll8ac Joan Sebastian- más allá del sol https://youtu.be/hvTli5-7ly0, mi niña- angeles clásicos https://youtu.be/AF2k2Dz9IuA and some song of Antonio Aguilar.

  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA3Vg08obSI juro que no volveré el dueto magistral de dos leyendas de la música mexicana Doña Lola Beltran y Don Juan Gabriel

  21. Please react to the heartbreaking version of paloma negra by Jenni Rivera (live). She dedicated the song to her daughter of whom she believed was having an affair with her husband. It was her las concert before her plane crash.
    In this case, the song refers to the urge she is feeling of chasing after daughter eventhough, she betrayed her.

  22. Please React to One of these Nights by Red Velvet. I don’t know if you do groups but their vocals are just so good

  23. You should react to Se Me Olvidó Otra Vez by Yolanda Del Rio. Any live version will show what a strong wailing voice she has! One of my favorite Mexican ranchera singers!

  24. 🇺🇾🇺🇾🇺🇾🇺🇾🇺🇾🇺🇾🇺🇾🇺🇾🇺🇾🇺🇾🇺🇾 saludos de Uruguay 😘😘😘😘😘

  25. I would like Sinaloa to be recognized because of people like Lola Beltran and Pedro Infante but not for "El Chapo" and the Sinaloa cartel

  26. If you really enjoy the emotion portrayed in Spanish/Mexican music, I'd love to see you react to Amalia Mendoza's version of "La Noche de mi Mal". It's one of my favorite interpretations that Lola Beltran does wonderfully as well.