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