It isn't salsa, but I wondered if there are any Cubanos here who could give me some insights into "Guantanamera." I just published an article about it at www.sealatin.com/Music/Guantanamera But one thing that confuses me is the chorus... I discovered that guajira simply means "country girl," or "rural lady." Then I read on another website that guajira is also a type of rhythm. No problem, but the author says "Guajira Guantanamera" refers to the rhythm, not the rural girl. Is this true? I don't know Spanish well enough to "feel" the meaning or completely understand the context. Another possibility is that the poet/songwriter cleverly used a word with a dual meaning - country girl AND rhythm. Also, is there some special significance to Guantanamo that I should be aware of? Is it known as an especially beautiful area, or is it known for its farms or campesinos? Is Guantanamo Bay merely the coastal area of larger called Guantanamo, or are there two different locales called Guantanamo? Thanks.