Free (Libre)

Author:
Nino Bravo
Testimony by:
Marianella Ubilla
« I was taken prisoner on November 23, 1973, at the University of Concepción. In the Regional Stadium of Concepción we had to sing the National Anthem every day. They’d always play military march music. I think they did that to show that they were the bosses. »
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I’m Not from Here - To my Comrade, my Love (No soy de aquí - A mi compañera)

Author:
Facundo Cabral, with lyrics modified by a political prisoner
Testimony by:
Alfonso Padilla Silva
« The choir of male prisoners sang a piece called “A mi compañera” (To my comrade, my love) to the music of “No soy de aquí, ni soy de allá” (I'm not from here, or from there) by Facundo Cabral. I don’t remember who wrote the lyrics. »
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The Little Cigarette (El cigarrito)

Author:
Víctor Jara
Testimony by:
Alfonso Padilla Silva
« At Christmas of 1973 I was one of some 600 men and 100 women prisoners in Concepción Regional Stadium. The concentration camp officials allowed us to celebrate Christmas in the sports arena. To be precise, we were in one corner of the playing field and we used the pole vault pit as a stage. »
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The Soldier (El soldado)

Author:
Rafael Alberti (words), Ángel Parra (music)
Testimony by:
Alfonso Padilla Silva
« At Christmas of 1973, approximately 660 men and 100 women were held prisoners in the Concepcion Regional Stadium. Concentration camp officials allowed us to celebrate Christmas in the sports field. We were in a corner of the playing field and we used the pole vault pit as a stage. »
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Woman, Girl and Friend - To my Comrade (Mujer, niña y amiga - A mi compañero)

Author:
Robustiano Figueroa Reyes, with text modified by a political prisoner.
Testimony by:
Alfonso Padilla Silva
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« The female comrades who were prisoners replied to the chanting of the men held in the Regional Stadium with the song “To my comrade” sung to the rhythm of the Argentinean zamba “Woman, child and friend” by Robustiano Figueroa Reyes. »
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