Amigos de Basketball en el Barrio – New Song

We can’t have camp this year because of the pandemic. So, Coach Denisse Franco and I wrote a little song to share with the campers. Today, in Segundo Barrio, El Paso TX, some of the coaches will be distributing care packages with books, sports equipment and a zine with this song. It’s called Amigos de Basketball en el Barrio.

Since 2016 I’ve been the music director at the best summer camp. It’s called Basketball in the Barrio and it is the most amazing sports, literacy, health and fitness, music, poetry, social justice, visual art camp you’ll ever experience.

I wrote the tune and made the zine. Coach Denisse wrote the lyrics. I think you’ll agree that they are very fitting for this challenging time in our society.

Here are the lyrics. Download a zine to help you learn the song here. A recording of me singing and playing the song is after the lyrics.

Pronto jugaremos, sí. Yo te cuido y tú a mí. – Coach Denisse

En Español

Escribiendo, saltando, comiendo,

Y canciones componiendo,

Disfruto lo que aprendí,

Todo lo que compartí.

Aunque no esté en Armijo,

Aún tengo a mis amigos,

Basketball en el Barrio,

Basketball en el Barrio.

Hasta volvernos a ver,

Cuídate y que estés bien,

Pronto jugaremos, sí,

Yo te cuido y tú a mí.

Aunque no esté en Armijo,

Aún tengo a mis amigos,

Basketball en el Barrio,

Basketball en el Barrio.

In English

Writing, jumping, eating – yum!

Making songs is so much fun,

I enjoy what I have learned,

All the moments that we shared.

Though I’m not in Armijo

I still have my amigos

Basketball in the Barrio

Basketball in the Barrio

Until we can meet again,

Hope you’re well, take care my friend,

Soon we’ll play, oh yes, indeed,

I’ll care for you as you for me

Though I’m not in Armijo

I still have my amigos

Basketball in the Barrio

Basketball in the Barrio

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