"Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita"
(Three Drops of Holy Water
) is a song by Gloria Estefan
, released as the third single from her third Spanish
album Alma Caribeña
This single, released exclusively in Europe
, has a very strong Afro-Cuban influence, arguably the strongest on Alma Caribeña
. As well, it is sung with "The Queen of Salsa," Celia Cruz
The song is dedicated to Gloria's grandmother Luciana. The main figure in the song, she is referred to as an old-fashioned woman because every time she faced a seemingly impossible problem, she fixed it with "agua bendita" (holy water
There is also a phrase in which Celia Cruz says: "...Mi abuela con agua bendita pero yo...con Azúcar
..." (My grandmother with the holy water but I...with sugar
), referring to "Azucar!" (sugar
), her famous celebratory cry.
A promotional copy of the remixes of the song maded by Rosabel was sent to the United States
, but didn't have much impact in the stateside.
This song is one of the many collaborations that Gloria Estefan
did with Celia Cruz
before Cruz died in 2003.
Formats and track listings
These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita".Europe CD Maxi single (<small>669608 2</small>)
- "Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita" (Album Version)
- "Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita" (Rosabel's Cubarican Vox 12")
- "Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita"......