:: Thursday, March 09, 2006 ::


Check out this site for an amazing video of a rare TV appearance by legendary Chilean singer Victor Jara. I have heard some tracks from this Peruvian TV appearance but never seen the complete video. Victor was an amazing writer and singer...like a political Nick Drake. He was the cornerstone of the Chilean 'new song' movement and a prominent supporter of the Popular Unity government of Salvador Allende. He was brutally killed in Santiago Stadium following the military coup of Pinochet. His hands were broken first. The video is at the bottom on the left of the page linked.

Thanks to Magnus on the 'spotters for the link and the picture above is from wonderful Chilean photographer Marcelo Montecino and shows Victor Jara in the last march in support of the Popular Unity government, Santiago, Chile, Sept. 4, 73. The coup came on September 11th 1973.

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