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La flor de la canela

"La flor de la canela", commonly translated to the English language as The Cinnamon Flower, is a vals criollo song composed by Peruvian singer-songwriter Chabuca Granda.

The song was first recorded in 1950 by the musica criolla trio Los Morochucos. However, it would be the 1953 version recorded by Los Chamas, another musica criolla ensemble, that would bring the song and Chabuca Granda widespread notability in Spain and Latin America.

Since then, the song has become an unofficial anthem for Lima, the capital of Peru, and has been recorded by a series of artists such as Amalia Mendoza, Flor Silvestre, Irma Dorantes, Yma Sumac, Lucha Reyes, Eva Ayllón, María Dolores Pradera, Tania Libertad, Julio Iglesias, Raphael, Plácido Domingo, Raúl di Blasio, Gian Marco, Juan Diego Florez (under conductor Gustavo Dudamel) and Caetano Veloso.Category:Peruvian songs Category:Songs about plants Category:Spanish-language songs