Silvio Rodríguez
Mi Jardin Azul: Las Canciones Favoritas
Imaginacion
Inti-Illimani

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Nueva Cancion ("New Song") isn't exactly a distinct musical style, but a conglomeration of South American songwriters placing a renewed emphasis on intelligent (usually political) commentary within their songs. Given the explosive climate of most governments south of Mexico from the 1960s to the '80s, it shouldn't be surprising that numerous songwriters attempted to get the word out concerning oppressive dictatorships through music. If it had a home, it was in Chile, where new president Salvadore Allende took his position in 1970 behind a banner reading "You can't have a revolution without songs." Two Chileans, Violeta Parra and Victor Jara, were the leaders of the movement, though Jara was killed less than three years later after a vicious military coup destroyed most of what Allende's revolution had wrought. (Two other important Chilean groups, Quilapayun and Inti-Illimani, remained in exile for many years.) Nevertheless, nueva cancion spread across South America, however, leading to parallel movements in Cuba (termed "nueva trova") led by Pablo Milanés and Silvio Rodríguez, as well as in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

Nueva Cancion Artists Highlights

Silvio Rodríguez
Silvio Rodríguez
Inti-Illimani
Inti-Illimani
Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt

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Nueva Cancion Album Highlights

Mi Jardin Azul: Las Canciones Favoritas
Linda Ronstadt
Mi Jardin Azul: Las ...
Imaginacion
Inti-Illimani
Imaginacion
Lugares Comunes
Inti-Illimani
Lugares Comunes
Antologia, Vol. 1: 1973-1978
Inti-Illimani
Antologia, Vol. 1: ...
Canción Para Matar una Culebra
Inti-Illimani
Canción Para Matar una ...
Canto Libre
Victor Jara
Canto Libre

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Nueva Cancion Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Lo Siento Mi Vida Linda Ronstadt
La Ronda Inti-Illimani
A la Caza Ñandú
Inti-Illimani
Alturas Inti-Illimani
Cancion del Arbol del Olvido
Inti-Illimani / Victor Jara
Juan Sin Tierra Victor Jara
Pioneros Silvio Rodríguez
Antes de Amar de Nuevo Inti-Illimani
Cueca de la Ausencia Inti-Illimani
Longuita Inti-Illimani

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