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Santiago, Penando Estás

Written by: 15 July 2015 One Comment

“Violeta Parra was ahead of her time, a misunderstood libertarian, emancipated and free in the most acute sense of her work and with her words,” says the fierce and feminist hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux

Parra, revered as a founder of the Nueva Cancion movement and one of the best internationally known Chilean names, traveled the Chilean countryside to collect and interpret traditional folk songs. She was also a prolific composer who was dedicated to keeping folkloric song and dance styles like la cueca alive. After a period spent recording, performing and showing her paintings and weavings to acclaim in France, she founded a cultural center in the Chilean countryside. Parra committed suicide in 1967.

Ricardo Villalobos the  German-Chilean electronic music producer and DJ pays tribute to her work with this bootleg of her reduction of Santiago, Penando Estás. Putting it into his distinctive style of minimal house… and it rocks!

And the original


As an added bonus here is Ana Tijoux’s rendition too


One Comment »

  • websta said:

    that was in all the rpr (cunts) mixes back when i was fully addicted.
    great track

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