Here’s something very interesting brought to my attention by Tomasz Jurecki aka Funklore who hails from Poland. Here’s what he says:
Thnx for putting a spotlight on Karriem Diggins – in his mixtape – Persian Funk – I found a song which is very intriguing:
Why is it intriguing – because this melody seems to pop up in various parts of the globe
It’s a Bolivian cumbia standard called Vuelve a mi lado or VUELA MARIPOSA
Plus also I found it in India:
By Kishor Kumar from film Haadsa
Which leads us to the question – who was the first one? who inspired who? are there more versions of this song around the globe?
For the sake of clarity, anybody that sheds any light on this will NOT win $100,000!
UPDATE -The plot thickens but possibly also gets solved, maybe but I’m not sure the Persian one is the original one:
and the french version from the same artist
and again from Turkey, from a ‘new generation’ artist GokSeL
.. Karim also points out that the first one to record the song was Marjan from Iran. I had a hunch about that one…
So I think that the question about the origin is closed.
But how did it go to Sudamerica? Through the french version maybe…