+ ++ Intern'l Video: Remembering the songs of Chilean Victor Jara | Latina Lista

Intern’l Video: Remembering the songs of Chilean Victor Jara

Intern’l Video: Remembering the songs of Chilean Victor Jara

Life for Victor Jara was cut terribly short in a horrific manner by a fascist military regime in Chile 1973. Yet, thanks to his many fans, the eternal words of his compositions and the ongoing support from his family and friends, the world is reacquainting itself with Jara in a new documentary titled The Resurrection of Victor Jara.

A member of the Communist Party of Chile, Jara was a teacher, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter and political activist. He was one of the neo-folkloric artists who established the Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song) movement which led to a revolution in the popular music of his country under the Salvador Allende government.

Described as the Bob Dylan of Chile, Jara wrote and sang songs of social justice, peace and love but he left the world shot 44 times by machine gun fire and his body dumped in a street. "The Resurrection of Victor Jara chronicles a tragedy of the past that still echoes ominously today -- an eerie reminder of our tenuous hold on freedom and the precious human rights we often take for granted."


Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply


More in General


ListaPodcast: Obama kills Keystone pipeline, NFL star faces renewed controversy, Mexico opens door for marijuana legalization November 6, 2015

Latina ListaNovember 6, 2015

ListaPodcast: New Speaker of the House, budget deal, arrests made in relation to Ayotzinapa students October 30, 2015

Latina ListaOctober 30, 2015
Voting booths at Hermosa Beach City Hall during California Primary

New Census report shows critical segment of Latino population not voting

Latina ListaJuly 16, 2015
Photo by Daniel González

(Slideshow) The People of Taco Libre

Latina ListaJuly 1, 2015
High School Graduation

Guest Voz: Latest report on Latino dropouts is one to celebrate while understanding más work needs to be done

Latina ListaOctober 17, 2014
6th pass_FINAL to USE

International Peace Day to be celebrated through global concerts

Latina ListaSeptember 19, 2014

LULAC members mark 85-year anniversary with special TODAY show appearance

GritoBlastJuly 10, 2014
michelle obama

LULAC announces national initiative to provide aid to the thousands of Central American children on U.S.-Mexico border

GritoBlastJuly 10, 2014

Survey on LGBTQ Latina immigrants from Latin America

GritoBlastJuly 10, 2014