Tittle // Lamento Borincano
Date // Summer 2018
Make an illustration that represent the song "Lamento Borincano"
Compositor: Rafael Hernandez.
The song reflects the economic situation of the poor farmers in the Puerto Rico of the 1920s. Thats why the darker tones of the illustration that also reflects the reality of today in the island.
The song speaks of the jibarito walking with his donkey loaded with fruits and vegetables from his plot of land and heading to town to sell his load but, disappointed to see the poverty prevalent even in town and unable to sell his load, he returns home with his load unsold.