Friday, February 29, 2008

Today’s video: Cancion Protesta

We end this week’s slate of posts with a song from one of my all-time favorite groups – los Aterciopelados. “Cancion Protesta” (“Protest Song”) comes from their 2006 album Oye and is a tune which asks listeners not to call their song “terrorist” or as having “unpatriotic” undertones. According to Wikipedia the guitars used in the video were made out of machine guns as part of a U.N. program to “take guns off the streets of Colombia.”

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Big thanks to Nacional Records for providing today’s and yesterday's music videos.

This week’s videos with the theme of music containing political messages:

Sources-, Wikipedia, Nacional Records, The Latin Americanist

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what a great series this week - really enjoyed the videos! Pa'lante!