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Agua Salá

by Holly Holden

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Agua Salá is a cool Caribe-pop song written and recorded in Cartagena, Colombia in 2016. It's the result of a spontaneous collaboration between British singer-songwriter Holly Holden and Colombian composer Cristhian Salazar Rivera.


Ví como el sol se ocultaba debajo el caribe
y cinco arco iris de arena de piedra y mar
las luces de la catedral
y toda la gente que viene y va
y yo viendo el mundo pasar por debajo de mi

I saw the sun go down behind the caribbean sea
and five rainbows of sand, stone and sea
the lights of the cathedral
and all the people coming and going
and I was watching the world pass by below me


Lo que quiero es agua
agua bien sala para quitar este calor

lo que quiero es agua
agua bien sala para quitar este dolor

Water, what I want is water
Salty water to cool me down

Water, what I want is water
salty water to relieve this pain


Vi como el sol se ocultaba debajo el caribe
y una estrella solita en la noche brillar
la vida es una canción
abre los ojos y el corazón
deja la tristeza volar muy lejos de ti

I saw the sun go down behind the Caribbean sea
and one lone star shining in the night
life is a song
open your eyes and your heart
let your sadness fly far away from you



Ay que rico el agua fría agua sala
yo le canto a la madre de las aguas yemaya
agua pa ti agua pa mi agua pa to el mudo aqui alla

How delicious this cold, salty water
I sing to the mother of the waters yemaya
water for you, water for me, water for everyone, near and far



released June 30, 2017
Holly Holden - Vocals
Cristhian Salazar Rivera - Bass and backing vocals
Mario Evans: Electric guitar
Leonardo Gomez Peñaloza: Tres 
Jonathan Martinez: Conga, bongo, campana and guiro. 
Jorge Emilio Pardo Vasquez: Trumpet

Mixed by Mario Evans, Cartagena, Colombia
Mastered by Jon Astley, UK


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Holly Holden London, UK

Holly Holden is a singer, songwriter and bassist from London with a tropical soul. A long-term love affair with Latin America and many years spent music-making in the region have shaped her unique sunny, Spanglish soul-pop sound.

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