20 jun. 2011

Victor Jara - Te Recuerdo Amanda

Today, I wanna show you guys some of Chilean folklore :).
Victor jara was a singer-song writter, political activist and a symbol of Chilean theatre.
On the morning of September 12, Jara was taken, along with thousands of others, as a prisoner to the Chile Stadium. In the hours and days that followed, many of those detained in the stadium were tortured and killed there by the military forces. Jara was repeatedly beaten and tortured; the bones in his hands were broken as were his ribs. Fellow political prisoners have testified that his captors mockingly suggested that he play guitar for them as he lay on the ground with broken hands. After further beatings, he was machine-gunned on September 16.
I hope to you enjoy guys, so, listen and cry.


Lyrics
Te recuerdo Amanda
la calle mojada
corriendo a la fábrica
donde trabajaba Manuel.
La sonrisa ancha
la lluvia en el pelo
no importaba nada
ibas a encontrarte con él
con él, con él, con él
son cinco minutos
la vida es eterna
en cinco minutos
suena la sirena
de vuelta al trabajo
y tú caminando
lo iluminas todo
los cinco minutos
te hacen florecer.

Te recuerdo Amanda
la calle mojada
corriendo a la fábrica
donde trabajaba Manuel.
La sonrisa ancha
la lluvia en el pelo
no importaba nada
ibas a encontrarte con él
con él, con él, con él
que partió a la sierra
que nunca hizo daño
que partió a la sierra
y en cinco minutos
quedó destrozado
suena la sirena
de vuelta al trabajo
muchos no volvieron
tampoco Manuel.

Te recuerdo Amanda
la calle mojada
corriendo a la fábrica
donde trabajaba Manuel

13 comentarios:

  1. So is he kind of like the Chilean Pete Seeger?

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  2. Tu blog es muy variado, muy buena cancion :D

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  3. @Thundering
    Its exactly like Pete, but except that Victor Jara whas tortured and killed.

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  4. Cool stuff! Havent heard this before!

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  5. this is a horrible fate. was that during the pinochet days? beautiful song btw, thanks for sharing

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  6. The inhumane things that one human can do another are unbelievable. What could he have done to deserve such treatment?

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  7. Nice song, very different than your last post I can say

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