nuevo cancion movement

Claudia Acuña Gives a Chilean Classic a Jazz Infusion

Publication: World Music Blog
Author: Michal Shapiro
Date: August 5, 2011

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Although Claudia Acuña is a full fledged jazz singer, her repertoire still reflects her Chilean origins, and she presented several jazz settings of songs from its folk heritage.

“El Cigaritto” is by the iconic songwriter Victor Hara, whose work is almost synonymous with the protest songs of the Nuevo Cancion movement that arose in Chile in the 1970’s. Read more »

Submitted by Courtney on August 10th, 2011 — 02:07pm