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Little Doctors (Doctorcitos)

Author:
Unknown. Folk tune from the Andes highlands
Testimony by:
Luis Cifuentes Seves
Place & date:
Campamento de Prisioneros Chacabuco, January - February 1974
« Agreeing to a suggestion from Ricardo, Los de Chacabuco learned and arranged this tune. In the Andean high plateau, the tune is a satirical reference to lawyers and, by implication, to civil servants. It is performed at carnival time. »
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« Little Doctors (Doctorcitos) »
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Oh Saving Victim (O salutaris Hostia)

Author:
text by Saint Thomas Aquinas; music by Lorenzo Perosi
Testimony by:
Roberto Navarrete
Place & date:
Cárcel de Santiago, November 1973 - April 1974
« The political prisoners’ cell block in Santiago Prison was established when they transferred many people from the National Stadium in October or November 1973. I was first held in the Stadium. I was 18 when they arrested me. »
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« Political prisoners were held in cell block 5. Among others there were journalists, doctors, actors and a senator. Our block was close to the block where the constitutionalist officers of the Chilean Air Force (FACH) were being held, including Michelle Bachelet's father. »
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Ode to Joy (Himno a la alegría)

Author:
original by Friedrich von Schiller (words) and Ludwig van Beethoven (music). Free version in Spanish by Amado Regueiro Rodríguez, aka Orbe (lyrics) y Waldo de los Ríos (music), popularised in Chile by Miguel Ríos.
Testimony by:
Renato Alvarado Vidal
« Once upon a time there was a good little wolf. … No. That’s another story. »
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« Once upon a time there was a political prisoner in Chile. This one was a very badly behaved prisoner. He had been the protagonist of – and punished for it – an escape attempt (it was only a misunderstanding) and a doctors’ strike (he was a physician) among other misdemeanours. He and Arturo were in charge of updating and displaying to their comrades a map of Vietnam, keeping them informed of the progress of the liberation. »
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Christmas Oratorio According to St. Luke (Oratorio de Navidad según San Lucas)

Author:
Ángel Parra
Testimony by:
Luis Cifuentes Seves
Place & date:
« This is the first song on the cassette recorded at Chacabuco camp by the group Los de Chacabuco, created by Ángel Parra and directed by him until his release. At the time the cassette was recorded, Ángel had been freed and Ernesto Parra had become the group’s director. »
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« The group rehearsed this song, like all the other songs, on its premises in the so-called Civic District, a street near the camp entrance. On this street other groups of prisoners, organised with the military's permission, also had their meeting places: the doctors, the lawyers, the theatre group, the choir and other groups. »
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The Prisoner of Til Til (El cautivo de Til Til)

Author:
Patricio Manns
Testimony by:
Renato Alvarado
« I arrived at Tres Álamos on the eve of the departure for Mexico of a large group of prisoners. The group included Dr. Ipinza, who before leaving entrusted me with the job of physician, the medicines donated by the Red Cross, and his position in the Council of Elders. This title, at my 28 years of age, I found odd but also understandable, in light of the social esteem with which all tribes regard their healers. This tale has its origins there, as does a famous doctors’ strike, but that is another story. »
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Lament for the Death of Augusto the Dog (Lamento a la muerte del perro Augusto)

Author:
Sergio Vesely
Testimony by:
Sergio Vesely
« Augusto the dog (not to be confused with the journalist Augusto Olivares, affectionately nicknamed "Augusto the Dog", who was murdered at the Presidential Palace on September 11, 1973), was the mascot of the political prisoners held at the Ritoque concentration camp, and accompanied his master when the military junta decided to close that prison and transfer the inmates to the neighbouring Puchuncaví concentration camp. »
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« Augusto the dog, a little dog without a master, »
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Today Was Visitors’ Day (Hoy fue día de visitas)

Author:
Sergio Vesely
Testimony by:
Sergio Vesely
Place & date:
« Visitors’ day was an exceptional day that broke the monotonous routine of all the other days of the week. I wrote this song in Valparaíso Jail, where I sang it countless times accompanied by my dearly remembered cellmate, the musician Antonio Suzarte from Valparaíso. »
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« Today the emotion of meeting his little boy »
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Casida of the Dark Pigeons (Casida de las palomas oscuras)

Author:
Federico García Lorca (words), Paco Ibáñez (music)
Testimony by:
Luis Alfredo Muñoz González
Place & date:
Campamento de Prisioneros Cuatro Álamos, late February or early March 1975
« According to scientists, the location for memory and for processing music is situated in a deep, ancestral part of the brain, where it is zealously guarded. Perhaps this explains why even after our bodies have been destroyed to the marrow, when nothing is left of us but the murky eyes of death, music and song appear. »
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« Little neighbours, I said: »
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Priests and Soldiers (Curas y milicos)

Author:
Sergio Vesely
Testimony by:
Sergio Vesely
« I don’t want to exaggerate but Camp Melinka became not only a factory that produced handicrafts and a performance hall but also a university. Every day there were classes to learn foreign languages, art, medicine or literature. Solar ovens were built. Talks were given on arachnology. Literacy programmes were offered. »
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« The little candles in the church »
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The Paper Boat (El barco de papel)

Author:
Julio Numhauser, popularised by Amerindios.
Testimony by:
Carlos Muñoz
« One of the most important songs of the detention centres. Impossible to count how many times we sang it. Every time someone was released from a detention camp or there was credible information that a person would be sent to exile, a gigantic chorus would sing this song, in a powerful unison. No one could possibly forget it.Especially significant at Tres Álamos, as this was the “exit” camp. »
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« and also that little girl »
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