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Latin Roots #22: Jasmine Garsd on Nuevo Cancion - November 1, 2012

Nueva Cancion ("new song") is a style born in the '60s and '70s, when many Latin countries were ruled by repressive dictators. The songs were folk-inspired, with guitar-based song forms, percussive elements and socially charged lyrics. The late Victor Jara is seen as the father of the movement, and he comes up in this conversation.

Alt.Latino host Jasmine Garsd says the movement has resonated with a lot of people and brought about change — a product of repression, but also a symptom of a healthy society. Chilean singer Camila Moreno, for example, is a modern Nueva Cancion artist known for her song "Millones," and we hear a track from her in this live session.
  • Listen to the Show:
    Listen to the session at WorldCafe.NPR.org
  • Show Tracks:
    • Victor Jara / "Cuando voy al Trabajo" / Best of Victor Jara
    • Camila Moreno / "Millones" / Almismotiempo
  • Listen to the Playlist:
    Listen to the Launch Spotify
  • Playlist Tracks:
    • Cuando Voy Al Trabajo by Victor Jara
    • Gracias A La Vida by Mercedes Sosa
    • Pra Nao Dizer Que Nao Falei Das Flores by Federico Scavo
    • Ojalá by Silvio Rodriguez
    • Solo Le Pido a Dios by Mercedes Sosa
    • Yo Soy Un Hombre Sincero by Pablo Milanés
    • Entre Pobres (Facundo Cabral by
    • En El País De La Libertad by Leon Gieco
    • A La Mina No Voy by Quilapayún
    • El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido by Quilapayún
    • Arauco Tiene Una Pena by Violeta Parra
    • Millones by Camila Moreno


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