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Jasmine Garsd On Nuevo Cancion

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In this 22nd segment of our Latin music series - Latin Roots - Jasmine Garsd from NPR's Alt-Latino talks about Nuevo Cancion, a broad style of Latin music concerning social and political issues. Nueva Cancion means "new song" and it's an audio/ideological style was born in the 60s and 70s when many Latin countries were being ruled by repressive dictators.
Songs were folk inspired with guitar based song forms and percussive elements. The lyrics are socially-charged. Victor Jara is seen as the father of the movement and he is still mentioned today. Jasmine believes that the movement did resonate with a lot of people and brought about change that was a product of repression but also a symptom of a healthy society. Camila Moreno is a modern Chilean rock/Nueva Cancion artist known for her song "Millones," and we hear a track from her today. The style has spread to Spain during the Franco era.

Latin Roots is made possible by the Wyncote Foundation.

Victor Jara / CUANDO VOY AL TRABAJO / Best Of Victor Jara
Camila Moreno / MILLONES / Almismotiempo

Latin Roots 22: Jasmine Garsd on Nuevo Cancion
Spotify list:
Cuando Voy Al Trabajo (Victor Jara)
Gracias A La Vida (Mercedes Sosa)
Pra Nao Dizer Que Nao Falei Das Flores (Federico Scavo)
Ojalá (Silvio Rodriguez)
Solo Le Pido a Dios (Mercedes Sosa)
Yo Soy Un Hombre Sincero (Pablo Milanés)
Entre Pobres (Facundo Cabral)
En El País De La Libertad (Leon Gieco)
A La Mina No Voy (Quilapayún)
El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido (Quilapayún)
Arauco Tiene Una Pena (Violeta Parra)
Millones (Camila Moreno)

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