Dylan was a poseur
February 18, 2007 2:25 PM   Subscribe

Nueva Cañcion: Starting in Chile in the 50's and spreading through Latin America through the 60's and 70's, Nueva Cañcion celebrated liberation movements, and took inspiration from indigenous folk music traditions as well as the international folk revival of the time. Listen to some audio examples and watch a few videos on youtube.
posted by serazin (10 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Actually, I probably should have said "inspired the international folk revival"
posted by serazin at 2:30 PM on February 18, 2007

Nice! I did a post about Victor Jara on MoFi a while back, and other people added some other video goodness in the comments there.
posted by Abiezer at 2:36 PM on February 18, 2007

Great post! I love this music; I've been listening to it in some form or another since I was a kid, when my Argentinian second grade teacher would sing these songs to us (he was really just singing to impress our gorgeous first-grade teacher; it worked, and they married when I was in fifth grade). This really brings me back, thanks, serazin.

Your title is bullshit, though.
posted by breezeway at 3:28 PM on February 18, 2007

Hope you have a receipt from whoever sold you that bum tilde.
posted by rob511 at 4:25 PM on February 18, 2007

Your title is bullshit, though.

C'mon! Dylan McKay was such a poseur.
posted by noahpoah at 5:46 PM on February 18, 2007

Great post. More people need to hear about Nueva Cancion - esp Victor Jara and his incredible story. Thanks.
posted by tiger yang at 6:34 PM on February 18, 2007

it's canción, not cañcion.

sorry. i get a bit compulsive where accent marks are concerned.
posted by wreckingball at 7:52 PM on February 18, 2007

I screwed up the enye (or whatever the phonetic spelling is!) Sorry, I was stupidly rushing. Embarrassing!
posted by serazin at 8:12 PM on February 18, 2007

I spent a minute trying to pronounce the tilde.
posted by paulinsanjuan at 11:53 PM on February 18, 2007

Very interesting post, serazin - thanks!
posted by madamjujujive at 9:48 AM on February 19, 2007

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