8 results where found for «Amalia Rosa»


Amalia Rosa

Author:
Tino Carrasco
Testimony by:
Luis Cifuentes Seves
Place & date:
Campamento de Prisioneros Chacabuco, November 1973 - February 1974
« Los de Chacabuco, a band founded and conducted by Ángel Parra, performed this Venezuelan folk song, known as joropo*, singing it at the weekly prison camp show. I dare say it was one of the favourite songs of the audience, comprised of political prisoners. »
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« Amalia, Amalia Rosa »
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Prayer So You Don't Forget Me (Oración para que no me olvides)

Author:
Óscar Castro (words) and Ariel Arancibia González (music)
Testimony by:
Rosalía Martínez
Place & date:
« When Katia Chornik contacted me a few years ago to ask me to provide my testimony about my musical experience in prison, I thought I didn’t have much to say. I had spent most of my detention held by the DINA secret police, at the house on José Domingo Cañas Street, called the Ollagüe Barracks. Then, I was held in solitary confinement at Cuatro Álamos, and spent just a month in the Tres Álamos concentration camp. »
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« The songs were part of our leftist musical culture: protest and political songs, the inevitable boleros and other Mexican songs that Amalia would sing in her low, deep voice. During those hours of immobility and tension, singing allowed us to feel alive and even to laugh and make jokes. It was like a space of resistance, a collective space that belonged to us, and which they, the bringers of death, could not enter. »
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The Crux of the Matter (La madre del cordero)

Author:
Tito Fernández
Testimony by:
Servando Becerra Poblete
Place & date:
Campamento de Prisioneros Chacabuco, from 9 November 1973 to 10 November 1974
« I recited this poem in the National Stadium. I continued to do so in the Chacabuco prison camp, earning from my fellow prisoners the nickname of “Venancio”. »
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« the young lady Rosa was about to return, »
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For the Guy Who's Leaving (P'al que se va)

Author:
Alfredo Zitarrosa
Testimony by:
Luis Cifuentes Seves
Place & date:
Campamento de Prisioneros Chacabuco, November – April 1974
« Marcelo Concha Bascuñán, member of Los de Chacabuco music group, was a young man of great charisma and personal skills. He had been a swimming champion, and was an outstanding guitarist and singer. »
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« Alfredo Zitarrosa »
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Gigi the Ladies’ Man (Gigi l’amoroso)

Author:
Jacqueline Misrahi, Lana Sebastian and Paul Sebastian. Popularised by Dalida.
Testimony by:
Eduardo René Cuevas
« (nowadays Regimiento de Infantería Reforzada N. 17) »
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« Rosalina feels that Gigi’s come back from Hollywood »
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Partisan's Anthem (Himno guerrillero)

Author:
Unknown. Russian melody. During the Russian Revolution, several lyrics with different ideological content circulated. This version is based on "Makhnovtchina", attributed to Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist revolutionary.
Testimony by:
Julio Laks Feller
Place & date:
« In late September 1974, the Soviet partisan’s song was intoned softly but with an awe-inspiring force in the José Domingo Cañas torture centre. Our comrade and beloved friend Sergio Pérez Molina, leader of the MIR who had fallen into the hands of the DINA a few days earlier, was being tortured again. We had already seen him disfigured by the blows; they had even applied electricity to a bullet wound when they shot him at the time of his arrest. Moren Brito boasted that he had run a pick-up truck over Sergio’s body. »
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« For hours Sergio had been intensely moaning in pain and we could hear guards running back and forth, saying he was in bad shape. Tension mounted and a guard could be heard shouting that he was in very bad condition and had to be taken out of there. They began dragging him, and as they passed our room, Rosalía began to quietly sing “Por llanuras y montañas...” (“Through valleys and over hills”). It was a way to speak to him and to try to give him strength; to tell him we were there and that we were accompanying him. In a sense, it was really his song. We had sung it together many times. »
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Recinto: Retén de Carabineros Santa Rosa, Temuco
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Recinto: Recinto CNI calle Pérez Rosales 764, Valdivia
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