EL PÁJARO CÚ is an adaptation of the third movement of 4 Bird Songs, this time for guitar and 8 voices. The original song – on which both pieces are based is a son veracruzano – the folk music from the region of Veracrúz, in Mexico. The text is a traditional but I have based a lot of the melodic material on the interpretation of the fantastic Mexican group Mono Blanco. In this kind of son it is common to sing the phrases in a call and response way between the singers, and in this way the different singers repeat the same text adding their own subtle ornamentation to the melody. I have focused on the rhythmic aspect of these subtle variations as a guideline for the piece.