"A desalambrar"

illonph illonph at pacbell.net
Sat May 10 12:52:06 MDT 2003

What I always found so powerful in the "Nuevo Canto" as the mixture of
argentinan, chilean, and andean musical influences;  especially in the music
of Mercedes Sosa,  it seemed to me at the time (~1965-1975) that the "zamba
tucumena" was in itself almost a music of protest.  But that SOUND was very
much a part of the Nuevo Canto.  That whole period was a great time for
music in general.

Paul H. Dillon

----- Original Message -----
From: Nestor Gorojovsky <nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar>
To: <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 7:59 PM
Subject: "A desalambrar"

> José Pérez recalls "A desalambrar", great song if there is any.
> I think it was Viglietti's, or by some of the Olimareños.
> There is a whole trend within rebel, progressive and revolutionary
> folklore in the River Plate area which touches on these issues.
> When we talk of "folklore" here, we must mainly think of music and
> lyrics composed by urban residents who took the themes and rythms
> that once belonged to the old rural populations.
> We may quote among the authors of these songs are Zitarrosa
> (Uruguay), Atahualpa Yupanqui (not his real name, his family name was
> Cravero and he was a teacher born to a family of inland Buenos Aires
> Province railroad workers) and Jorge Cafrune (a very popular singer
> of Arab origin from Salta, who died in mysterious -should I add that
> they were not mysterious at all?- circumstances during the 1976
> dictatorship), among others, in Argentina.
> These and other artists revealed that the children of the immigrants,
> and they were caught by these sounds of the deep population in
> Argentina and Uruguay even when politically they opted for parties
> which, in fact, opposed that population: Yupanqui belonged to the CP
> in his youth, thus sternly opposed Perón: the regime, stupidly as
> many times, forbade his music to be played on the radio; Zitarrosa
> and Viglietti were Montevidean artists, of a deep "urban middle
> class", that is Colorado as against the rural plebeians who voted
> Blanco. Cafrune, however, was Peronist as well as the great guitar
> player Falú -another Arab family from the Argentinean North West,
> some of whose members were "disappeared" during the dictatorship.
> "A desalambrar" is a very archetypal example of the kind of music
> that Argentinean and Uruguayan youth were very fond of during the
> late 60s and early 70s. Some day, someone will write down the history
> of this music, which expressed the increased nationalization of
> Argentinean and Uruguayan middle classes in the period immediately
> after the Cuban revolution and before the coups of the mid-70s.
> Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
> nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar
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> "Sí, una sola debe ser la patria de los sudamericanos".
> Simón Bolívar al gobierno secesionista y disgregador de
> Buenos Aires, 1822
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