Some days ago I have watched Swiss movie – Frühling im Herbst – Spring in Autumn. In this movie a dance instructor from Argentina comes for a visit to Switzerland. During the movie a song played by a band has an important role.
The song – Du bisch i mim Haerz (you are in my heart) is played by the Swiss band Chica Torpedo, the singer is Schmidi Schmidhauser who sings this typical Cuban song in his native language, the Swiss dialect from Berne.
Schmidi Schmidhauser plays a Tres Cubano, a small guitar shaped instrument with 3 double strings. This instrument is typical for the Cuban dance music. In some of the videos with Chica Torpedo you can see and hear the tres. Other instruments played in this group are guitar, bass, several percussion instruments and a brass section.
I liked the song with this very special mix of Cuban sound and Swiss dialect very much.
Chica Torpedo – Du bisch i mim Haerz
Chica Torpedo – Margareta
CHICA TORPEDO Live am Afro-Pfingsten Festival 2010
Homepage Chica Torpedo: http://www.chicatorpedo.ch
youtube channel Chica Torpedo with more videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/chicatorpedo
Wikipedia about the Tres Cubano: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tres
Atlas of Plucked Instruments with the Tres Cubano: http://www.atlasofpluckedinstruments.com/central_america.htm