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La Flor de la Canela
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La Flor de la Canela
Unofficial National anthem of Lima
Also known as The Cinnamon Flower
Lyrics Chabuca Granda, 7 January 1950
Music Chabuca Granda, 7 January 1950
“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 Yma Sumac, Lucha Reyes, Eva Ayllón, Julio Iglesias, Plácido Domingo, Raúl di Blasio, Juan Diego Florez (under conductor Gustavo Dudamel) and Caetano Veloso.

La Flor de La Canela Trio – Score and Parts