This latin pop standard was a US hit for Tito Puente in 1962, and was revived a decade later by Santana (on Abraxas).
I’ve also included (below) my own vocal arrangement, with some lyrics in English (added to instrumental parts), though the chorus remains in Spanish. It’s performed by my old group The Midnight Choir.
OYE COMO VA
Oye como va, mi ritmo
Bueno pa’ gozar, mulata
LISTEN HOW IT GOES
Listen how it goes, my rhythm
It’s good to enjoy, brown skinned girl
‘Como te va?’ means ‘How are you doing?’ or ‘How’s life treating you?’, so the title could easily be misheard as ‘Hey – how’s it going?’, and the double meaning is probably intended.
Pa’ is an abbreviation of para.
Mulata is slang for a girl with one black and one white parent.
In Spanish ‘ba’ and ‘va’ sound the same, but with a soft-breathy kind of /b/ sound. Try to avoid both the hard English /b/ sound and the buzzing English /v/. I think my pronunciation has improved since this was recorded!