Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Victor Jara, The Clash, and the Washington Bullets

Victor Jara was a popular Chilean musician and supporter of Salvador Allende who was tortured and killed in the soccer stadium about the same time as Charlie. Clash fans will remember Jara from the song "Washington Bullets," on their 1980 album Sandanista!:

As every cell in Chile will tell
by the cries of the tortured men.
Remember Allende and the days before
before the army came.
Please remember Victor Jara
In the Santiago Stadium
ES VEDAD - those Washington bullets again!

[Click on the audio link in my profile (below right) to hear Joe Strummer's song.]

And here are Victor Jara and Pete Seeger doing "Little Boxes."

See also http://latinosinlondon.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/jarahands/

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