Episode 68: La Nueva Canción

This week we’re getting historical, and exploring the Latin American folk music movement that was La Nueva Canción. Fueled by leftist politics and the integration of indigenous musical elements and instruments, La Nueva Canción produced incredible and inspirational folk music across the region and continues to influence the music we love today.

***Also, we had a math struggle this epi! Violeta Parra was born in 1917, so she was actually in her 50s when she died, not in her 30s! Thank you Christina for pointing it out 🙂

Featuring music by Violeta Parra, Carlos Varela, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Ali Primera, Lourdes Pérez and Victor Jara.

Things we mentioned in the episode:

Gracias a la vida – Violeta Parra

Luna Tucumana – Atahualpa Yupanqui

Plegaria a un labrador – Victor Jara

Una Palabra – Carlos Varela

No Basta Rezar – Ali Primera

Yo Pari Una Luchadora – Lourdes Pérez


One thought on “Episode 68: La Nueva Canción

  1. Christina Azahr says:

    Thank you so much for this great episode on such an important movement for Latin American music! Just a quick note that Violeta Parra was actually born in 1917, so she was about 50 when she died.


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