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Answer Me

Author:
Gerhard Winkler and Fred Rauch. English lyrics by Carl Sigman. Recorded by Frankie Laine.
Testimony by:
Luis Cifuentes Seves
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« I sang this song alone in the National Stadium dressing rooms where I was held from September to November of 1973. This happened when the soldiers allowed artistic performances to take place in the converted dressing rooms while we waited our turn to be interrogated or after returning from interrogations. These were often torture sessions. »
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« Gerhard Winkler and Fred Rauch. English lyrics by Carl Sigman. Recorded by Frankie Laine. »
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We Shall Overcome

Author:
Attributed to Charles Albert Tindley
Testimony by:
Alfonso Padilla Silva
« When the concentration camp that operated for nearly five months at the Regional Stadium of Concepción was closed in early February 1974, hundreds of political prisoners were transferred to the Concepción Prison, a wing of which was turned into a concentration camp. On February 19 of that year, a trial process began before a military tribunal and seven or eight comrades including myself were transferred to the prison. »
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« On that occasion, our newly formed band (without a name) performed the following programme: 'Soy del pueblo' (I am of the People) by Carlos Puebla; 'El aparecido' (The Apparition) by Víctor Jara; 'Los pueblos americanos' (The American Peoples) by Violeta Parra; 'Vamos a Serchil' (Let's go to Serchil) by Guatemalan Leopoldo Ramírez; 'Del Norte vengo, Maruca' (I Come from the North, Maruca) by Ángel Parra (although some people say it was written by his mother); 'Villancico nortino' (Northern Christmas Carol) a traditional song; and finally 'We Shall Overcome', created between 1950 and 1960 in the United States within the context of the Afro-American civil rights movement. In the prison we were acquainted with Joan Baez's version. We sang it in English and, of course, we explained its contents and meaning. »
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