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Calexico — Victor Jara's Hands
Album: Carried To Dust
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Released: 2008
Length: 3:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Wire fences still coiled with flowers of the night
Songs of the birds like hands call the earth to witness
Sever from fear before taking flight.

Fences that fail and fall to the ground
Bearing the fruit from Jara's Hands

Me siento solo y perdido
Una vela alumbra mi camino
Cruzando tierras que nunca he visto
Cruzando el río de mi destino
Solo soy un chico mas
Que sueña en alto y mirando al mar

Fences that fail and fall to the ground
Bearing the fruit from Jara's Hands
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This band so so cool
This remains to me so far their best album but they all range between 7/10 and 10/10. Their music is just amazing ! perfect mix of rock and that trumpet ! <3 
Yes! Please more!!
 gatorade wrote:
One of the few bands on my bucket list.

 
They are fantastic. Heard them do a two hour set for $24 at the Opera House in TO last year. Haha NINE players!! Great people, great music!


Calexico can do little wrong, IMHO, and much right. Of course, I'm basing on Bill & Rebecca's astute curation, but allowing for that…
One of the few bands on my bucket list.
 floydoftherocks wrote:

What a joke of a reply. "The only thing wrong with Cuba is gitmo.." move there, please. Enjoy the secret police, clown.

 
The USA has it's own.  Everything you say and do online and over the phone is recorded and saved.  Your democracy is owned by corporations.
How many American patriots are here! Fascism is always infinite. Look at your ass and let be free the rest of the country. North America is the most genocide system since the Cristians VS Arabs war and the Santa Inquisición promoted by the Catholic Church. Bad news for all of you, the world is changing! And American people are not now the example of an ideal life, fortunatelly!
 Kaw wrote:

There is indeed a lot wrong in Cuba, since Guantanamo Bay is on the Cuban island.
Cuba has plenty of electricity, but the internet is indeed regulated and the penetration is just above 25% currently. It an infinity more than no internet, but still pretty bad for a country in the year 2015. So you are partly correct. 

 
What a joke of a reply. "The only thing wrong with Cuba is gitmo.." move there, please. Enjoy the secret police, clown.
                    Solo soy un messaggero
                          Bearing the fruit
                     From Hermes's Hands.
                   And up against my will I've
                  Spilled my bearings for Good.
                   I prithee, spare!  or bury me.
                      Save me from the spell
                          Of my  dilemma,
                           '  fore I uncover.
Wow, some commentary!  Me, I just like the song.
 floydoftherocks wrote:

The fact that you don't live in that hole called Cuba is telling. 

How do I know? Little electricity and no internet. 
 
There is indeed a lot wrong in Cuba, since Guantanamo Bay is on the Cuban island.
Cuba has plenty of electricity, but the internet is indeed regulated and the penetration is just above 25% currently. It an infinity more than no internet, but still pretty bad for a country in the year 2015. So you are partly correct. 
 Stingray wrote:

Cuba was decadent-criminal whorehouse (16.500 registered "escorts" in 1951) and gambling-hall under Batista and his American MAFIA friends and supporters!. The political, economical and social structures in Cuba were as rotten under super-corrupt Batista, as nowhere else and never before and after in Cuban history! 20.000 folks - men, woman and kids (!) were executed during the last 24 month alone, under this sick murderers ultra brutal rule, while the rest of the country was enslaves by American capitalism.

It's perfectly (!!!) obvious, why you and yours run away.

Tyranny, human rights violations? How ignorant can you get? How many wars did Castro start? "Your" country is engaged in 134 (in words: one-hundred-thirty-four) missions (SOF) in 2014 alone!  And who do you think is the number-one human rights abuser, according the the UN?

What to argue with somebody who exchanged his homeland against something as cheap and weak as the Dollar? 

 
The fact that you don't live in that hole called Cuba is telling. 

How do I know? Little electricity and no internet. 
 westslope wrote:

I have just a little too much relevant formal education and experience to still feel the partisan pull.  Left me while in my early 30s.   

Democratic backed foreign policy inspired the Sept. 11th attacks; the Democrats have done little to reduce the risk since Obama has been in office. 

Spectacular blow back against an American domestic target remains a good possibility as long as Israeli settlers pour into the West Bank and Israel tries to nudge Arabs out of illegally annexed East Jerusalem. 

What worries me most is the mass hysterical hyper vigilant reaction that would once again inevitably follow such an attack. 

 
Why is it, then, that most Arabs would prefer to live and work in Israel?
 westslope wrote:

I have just a little too much relevant formal education and experience to still feel the partisan pull.  Left me while in my early 30s.   

Democratic backed foreign policy inspired the Sept. 11th attacks; the Democrats have done little to reduce the risk since Obama has been in office. 

Spectacular blow back against an American domestic target remains a good possibility as long as Israeli settlers pour into the West Bank and Israel tries to nudge Arabs out of illegally annexed East Jerusalem. 

What worries me most is the mass hysterical hyper vigilant reaction that would once again inevitably follow such an attack. 

 
Nope. Middle eastern terrorism was created by the Soviet Union in the 1960s as a way to sabotage the source of oil to the West. Any interventions the US did - backed by Republicans and generally fought by Democrats (granted, the Carter doctrine was a notable exception) - were to keep the Soviets out of the middle east.

Airline hijacking was devised by a KGB major general in 1962. Saddam Hussein, in 1973, signed a secret agreement with the Soviet Union to give handling of all his military and intelligence operations to the USSR.

Crazy how much you don't know, isn't it..
Anybody bother to look up who Jara actually was?

He was a silly, thespian Marxist who backed Allende, who was backed by the Soviet Union. Anyone here ever bothered to ask most Chileans today if they would have preferred to end up like the Ukraine rather than become Latin America's sole economic powerhouse? I didn't think so.

Maybe it's best not to listen to music produced by childish, uneducated semi literates...
 
Easy to overlook the horn arrangement on this one, especially in the chorus. The trumpets chime into the chord one horn at a time. Very subtle and very cool.
 rdo wrote:

....

As you know I am a Democrat, but sad to say the Republicans in general have had the moral high ground when it comes to free speech in the US.  The extreme liberals are guilty of thought policing (political correctness).  After 9/11 for a bit the Republicans were quite scary though.
 
I have just a little too much relevant formal education and experience to still feel the partisan pull.  Left me while in my early 30s.   

Democratic backed foreign policy inspired the Sept. 11th attacks; the Democrats have done little to reduce the risk since Obama has been in office. 

Spectacular blow back against an American domestic target remains a good possibility as long as Israeli settlers pour into the West Bank and Israel tries to nudge Arabs out of illegally annexed East Jerusalem. 

What worries me most is the mass hysterical hyper vigilant reaction that would once again inevitably follow such an attack. 
 FogAudio wrote:

Viva Freedomless Society!

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCwlyZbbA48
 FogAudio wrote:

Viva Tyranny!
Viva Human Rights Violations!
Viva Freedomless Society!

Most of my family made it out of Cuba after Fidel's croanies took possession of all their property and rights.

 
Cuba was decadent-criminal whorehouse (16.500 registered "escorts" in 1951) and gambling-hall under Batista and his American MAFIA friends and supporters!. The political, economical and social structures in Cuba were as rotten under super-corrupt Batista, as nowhere else and never before and after in Cuban history! 20.000 folks - men, woman and kids (!) were executed during the last 24 month alone, under this sick murderers ultra brutal rule, while the rest of the country was enslaves by American capitalism.

It's perfectly (!!!) obvious, why you and yours run away.

Tyranny, human rights violations? How ignorant can you get? How many wars did Castro start? "Your" country is engaged in 134 (in words: one-hundred-thirty-four) missions (SOF) in 2014 alone!  And who do you think is the number-one human rights abuser, according the the UN?

What to argue with somebody who exchanged his homeland against something as cheap and weak as the Dollar? 
 Lazarus wro
Víctor Jara.jpg


 

 
Is this you, Laza Russ?
 rdo wrote:

I like this comment, I think being against "populism" is a respectable opinion to have, but I do not share it.  I am thoroughly convinced of the "wisdom of the crowd".  I think you may conflate this with the insanity of the mob.

As you know I am a Democrat, but sad to say the Republicans in general have had the moral high ground when it comes to free speech in the US.  The extreme liberals are guilty of thought policing (political correctness).  After 9/11 for a bit the Republicans were quite scary though.
 

"thought policing"? Really? The prisons are filled with the impure of thought? Please. Good grief. The chief consequence of PC is to piss off right wing loons.
"Moral high-ground when it comes to free speech"?"After 9/11 for a bit"? BWaahahahaha. Republican governance has achieved full-blown insanity, the apex of 30-plus years of anti-government, anti-science, anti-human, anti-democratic destruction, all for the sake of ultra-rich plutocrats. "Free speech" ceases to have meaning now that the bought & paid for Supremes have determined that corporations have rights and money is speech.
 westslope wrote:

It is too bad that Allende and the Popular Front pushed through such a radical agenda with roughly 30% of the popular vote. 

 

But then Neo-Marxists were never overly respectful of democracy and fellow citizens who did not agree with them.

 

Incidentally, I find a lot of similarities between the Neo-Marxist populist arrogance and the populism of rank and file members of the Republican party.  Just sayin'.



 
I like this comment, I think being against "populism" is a respectable opinion to have, but I do not share it.  I am thoroughly convinced of the "wisdom of the crowd".  I think you may conflate this with the insanity of the mob.

As you know I am a Democrat, but sad to say the Republicans in general have had the moral high ground when it comes to free speech in the US.  The extreme liberals are guilty of thought policing (political correctness).  After 9/11 for a bit the Republicans were quite scary though.
¡Arriba! ¡Epa! ¡Epa! ¡Epa! Yeehaw!  {#Bananasplit}
 kingfish2004 wrote:
Just LOVE LOVE LOVE this CD

 
........ their best  - "outstanding"
 kingfish2004 wrote:
Just LOVE LOVE LOVE this CD

 
everytime I hear something from this CD I think, geez, I need to get this one. Time to commit!
Just LOVE LOVE LOVE this CD

Just heard that the widow of Victor Jara is taking the officer in charge of overseeing his torture to court here in the US. The officer has been living in Florida this whole time as a US citizen.


 Cynaera wrote:
Thanks to ziggytrix for the link:

Wire fences still coiled with flowers of the night
Songs of the birds like hands call the earth to witness
Sever from fear before taking flight

Fences that fail and fall to the ground
Bearing the fruit from Jara's Hands

Me siento solo y perdido
Una vela alumbra mi camino
Cruzando tierras que nunca he visto
Cruzando el rio de mi destino
Solo soy un chico mas
Que suena en alto y mirando al mar

All alone and lost
My path is lit by flame
Crossing lands never seen
Crossing rivers of my destiny
Only a boy nothing more
Day dreaming wanting more

 
Miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...


Víctor Jara.jpg


 

It is too bad that Allende and the Popular Front pushed through such a radical agenda with roughly 30% of the popular vote. 

 

But then Neo-Marxists were never overly respectful of democracy and fellow citizens who did not agree with them.

 

Incidentally, I find a lot of similarities between the Neo-Marxist populist arrogance and the populism of rank and file members of the Republican party.  Just sayin'.


 fredriley wrote:

Julian? Who he? And can you shout "Viva!" for folk already dead? Not agreeing or disagreeing with your praises, just curious.

 

You know, King Julian XIII, the lemur king in the Madagascar movies.  Not as murderous as the others on the list but just as egocentric.
 rdo wrote:


{#Yell}  Free Pussy Riot!
 
At first I was going to destroy Stingray...then I realized A) Sarcasm exists and 2) rdo's comment referenced one of the top band names of all time! (yes my numbering system is purposeful) 
 Stingray wrote:


VIVA ALLENDE 
VIVA CHAVEZ 
VIVA CHE 
VIVA FIDEL
VIVA JULIAN


 

{#Yell}  Free Pussy Riot!
Saw them the other night in Boston.  I see a lot of live music.  This was just an outstanding show, they were awesome   If you get the chance, see them live! 
Great song and album {#Cheers}
I hope you burn in hell, Pinochet!
 FogAudio wrote:

Viva Tyranny!
Viva Human Rights Violations!
Viva Freedomless Society!

Most of my family made it out of Cuba after Fidel's croanies took possession of all their property and rights. Many cubans have lived a broken and half life after their homes and families were ripped apart - including my own mother's. My uncle Manuelo was anti-Batista and a lawyer that represented the revolucion and Fidel. However, once he saw what Fidel was up to he started working politically against his authoritarian regime. Fidel thanked him by throwing him in prison for ~20 years. He made out when Fidel emptied the prisons in 1980 (which besides political prisoners sent a wonderful lot of rapists and murders to Miami).

Ergo, you are an idiot or at best extremely ignorant and don't know what you are talking about. Why don't you keep your politics out of an otherwise awesome forum. I suggest all of those that truly believe in these ideals move to Venezuala, North Korea or any other suppressed society and then get back to me on how awesome your life is. Oh wait, you won't have internet access or the ability to think and express free thoughts, so.... nevermind.

 
Yep. Che loved his executions so much he had a window installed so he could enjoy the views. Also I was told he clubbed a 14 yr old to death himself for the crime if having parents who own some kind of store or line of stores. Known several folks who escaped tyranny in various places (one Soviet, two Vietnamese, and a couple of Cubans. I also have family who live in the Czech Rep. None died but it was a close thing I'm told). They really are let down by the buffoons who lionize the scum.

Ironically those who seem most supportive of these foul scums are also the first to be "cleansed" when the thugs look to solidify their power.
What a great band!
 Stingray wrote:


VIVA ALLENDE 
VIVA CHAVEZ 
VIVA CHE 
VIVA FIDEL
VIVA JULIAN


 
Viva Tyranny!
Viva Human Rights Violations!
Viva Freedomless Society!

Most of my family made it out of Cuba after Fidel's croanies took possession of all their property and rights. Many cubans have lived a broken and half life after their homes and families were ripped apart - including my own mother's. My uncle Manuelo was anti-Batista and a lawyer that represented the revolucion and Fidel. However, once he saw what Fidel was up to he started working politically against his authoritarian regime. Fidel thanked him by throwing him in prison for ~20 years. He made out when Fidel emptied the prisons in 1980 (which besides political prisoners sent a wonderful lot of rapists and murders to Miami).

Ergo, you are an idiot or at best extremely ignorant and don't know what you are talking about. Why don't you keep your politics out of an otherwise awesome forum. I suggest all of those that truly believe in these ideals move to Venezuala, North Korea or any other suppressed society and then get back to me on how awesome your life is. Oh wait, you won't have internet access or the ability to think and express free thoughts, so.... nevermind.

If I purchased one Calexico CD, it would probably be this one.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Calexico by =tendence
©2009-2010 =tendence

Calexico at poolbar 2009

one of the best concerts I've ever experienced
 
Yep. The guy on the left is especially terrific!
One of my favorite Calexico songs. These guys were EXCELLENT when we heard them at Ace of Spades in Sacramento several months back!
 dsd wrote:
I am not sure why, but I can't get over how much I like the album cover.
 
 
It's odd: while I enjoy the tunes on this album, something about that cover bugs me - the image itself is cool - (as are the typefaces), but its execution is a little too sterile and computer-generated-looking to me.  Maybe it started out as a drawing, but then lost something significant.  Well, just my opinion. Good tune.



I am not sure why, but I can't get over how much I like the album cover.
 

How many times can I keep giving this a ten. . . 
 
Viva Calexico.............8
I want more!
 fredriley wrote:

Julian? Who he? And can you shout "Viva!" for folk already dead? Not agreeing or disagreeing with your praises, just curious.

 
He's referring to Julian Assange.  I would also add a "Viva' and in freedom for Bradley Manning.


Nice!
If you haven't seen these guys live, you owe it yourself. By the way, live means in person, not online.


Calexico - Fractured Air, Live:

Amparo plays tomorrow in the same hall in brussels !!!! I saw calexico 11 times and it has always been great !!! from 1999 to 2010 ! the best concert ever was on 20th Mei 2000 in the botanique ! 3 hours of grace ! love love love love love love to calexico.     pasadena333

Calexico performing Fractured Air from the new LIVE Calexico tour CD Ancienne Belgique - Live In Brussels 2008. Available on tour this summer and online at
casadecalexico. CD and video footage recorded on October 13, 2008 at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium.




I watched them open for Amos Lee last night.  Their set was way too short.
Liking these guys more and more.
 Stingray wrote:
VIVA ALLENDE 
VIVA CHAVEZ 
VIVA CHE 
VIVA FIDEL
VIVA JULIAN

 
Julian? Who he? And can you shout "Viva!" for folk already dead? Not agreeing or disagreeing with your praises, just curious.

 Stingray wrote:


VIVA ALLENDE 
VIVA CHAVEZ 
VIVA CHE 
VIVA FIDEL
VIVA JULIAN


 

I don´t believe in Chavistas that don´t live in Venezuela. I´m talking to you Sean Penn.
 Asmith wrote:
One of my favorite Calexico songs......When is a new album coming out? It's been way too long.......
 
Seconded! Calexico, give the people what they want: MORE MUSIC!

These guys have been around forever - I first kind of knew them as 'Giant Sand' (which I admit I was not so fond of). But I like so many Calexico songs I'm almost embarrassed that I don't have but one of their albums. Going to have to change that someday.
 juanrico wrote:
¡Viva Salvador Allende!
 

VIVA ALLENDE 
VIVA CHAVEZ 
VIVA CHE 
VIVA FIDEL
VIVA JULIAN


CALEXICO is great indeed!

RP introduced me to them!
THANKS!
One of my favorite Calexico songs......When is a new album coming out? It's been way too long.......
¡Viva Salvador Allende!
quickly becoming one of my all time favorite discs
Thanks to ziggytrix for the link:

Wire fences still coiled with flowers of the night
Songs of the birds like hands call the earth to witness
Sever from fear before taking flight

Fences that fail and fall to the ground
Bearing the fruit from Jara's Hands

Me siento solo y perdido
Una vela alumbra mi camino
Cruzando tierras que nunca he visto
Cruzando el rio de mi destino
Solo soy un chico mas
Que suena en alto y mirando al mar

All alone and lost
My path is lit by flame
Crossing lands never seen
Crossing rivers of my destiny
Only a boy nothing more
Day dreaming wanting more


 bindi wrote:

One listener's opinion:  I would start with this CD - my really close second pick would be Feast of Wire.  If you like the more pop sounding Calexico, I'd pick Garden Ruin next - if you like the more experimental, Black Light or Hot Rail.

 
I second those suggestions ! And...see them LIVE if ever the chance!{#Dancingbanana}
 On_The_Beach wrote:

They seem to have a lot of CDs. Can you recommend one?
 
One listener's opinion:  I would start with this CD - my really close second pick would be Feast of Wire.  If you like the more pop sounding Calexico, I'd pick Garden Ruin next - if you like the more experimental, Black Light or Hot Rail.


Rocco and Calexico  by mikerizzi
Mike Rizzi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rizzi/

Joey is about to use two Sharpies make rabbit ears behind Paul. Sadly, that photo didn't come out. Though all the smiles here are great.

Calexico at the Amoeba SF instore performance. April 2006.

© All rights reserved.




CALEXICO is one of the bands I learned about through RP!
Like them - they're good, through and through!


Calexico by =tendence
©2009-2010 =tendence

Calexico at poolbar 2009

one of the best concerts I've ever experienced


this reminds me—-"All the Pretty Horses" great old folk song done by them—-would go well with a lullaby-themed set.
Great song....and excellent album artwork too.


here's a working songmeanings.net link for this song if you're curious
 On_The_Beach wrote:

They seem to have a lot of CDs. Can you recommend one?
 
Feast of Wire is an excellent place to start.

I hope RP can play some of Victor Jara's work some day.

 On_The_Beach wrote:

They seem to have a lot of CDs. Can you recommend one?
 

Pick one and go from there, you will buy more.
classic rp-sad,sweet,a little spooky/wistful-that chilly lonesome knowledge that at some point in the future...i really like to dance to this one!

victor jara by ~Mafalfafa
©2009-2010 ~Mafalfafa

gran cantante chileno asesinado durante la dictadura de 73'

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Inti-Illimani - "La Partida" Live:

Del concierto "Lugares comunes" realizado el 12 de diciembre de 2002 en el Court Central del Estadio Nacional, con un buenísimo discurso de Horacio Durán sobre el arquetipo que es Inti-Illimani, en constante cambio y crecimiento.

"Victor Jara's original music"

"As long as we
sing his songs,
as long as his
courage can inspire
us to greater courage,
Victor Jara will
never die."

Pete Seeger

 





VICTOR JARA THE POET by ~caupolican
Patricio Reyes ©2007-2010 ~caupolican

VICTOR JARA was murdered in CHILE 1970'S
BY AGUSTO PINOCHET AND THE C.I.A.Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (September 28, 1932 - September 15, 1973) was a Chilean pedagogue, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter, and political activist. A distinguished theatre director, he devoted himself to the development of Chilean theatre, directing a broad array of works from locally produced Chilean plays, to the classics of the world stage, to the experimental work of Ann Jellicoe. Simultaneously he developed in the field of music and played a pivotal role among neo-folkloric artists who established the Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song) movement which led to a revolution in the popular music of his country under the Salvador Allende government. Shortly after the U.S. backed September 11, 1973 Chilean coup he was arrested, tortured and ultimately machine gunned to death - his body was later thrown out into the street of a shanty town in Santiago. The contrast between the themes of his songs, on love, peace and social justice and the brutal way in which he was murdered transformed Jara into a symbol of struggle for human rights and justice across Latin America.
      ~caupolican

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Inti-Illimani Quilapayún - "El Aparecido" Live:

Abre sendas por los cerros,
Deja su huella en el viento,
El águila le da el vuelo
Y lo cobija el silencio.

Nunca se quejó del frío,
Nunca se quejó del sueño,
El pobre siente su paso
Y lo sigue como ciego.

Correlé, correlé, correlá
Por aquí, por allí, por allá,
Correlé, correlé, correlá,
Correlé que te van a matar,
Correlé, correlé, correlá.

Su cabeza es rematada
Por cuervos con garra de oro
Como lo ha crucificado
La furia del poderoso.

Hijo de la rebeldía
Lo siguen veinte más veinte,
Porque regala su vida
Ellos le quieren dar muerte.

Written by Victor Jara


 calypsus_1 wrote:

Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (September 28, 1932 – September 15, 1973) was a Chilean pedagogue, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter, and political activist, was murdered in Chile 1970's by the US-supported Chilean military; Vitor 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; he developed in the field of music and played a pivotal role among neo-folkloric artists who established the Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song) movement which led to a revolution in the popular music of his country under the Salvador Allende government; The contrast between the themes of his songs, on love, peace and social justice and the brutal way in which he was murdered transformed Jara into a symbol of struggle for human rights and justice across Latin América;

American folksinger Phil Ochs, who met and performed with Vitor Jara during a tour of South America, organized a benefit concert in his memory in New York in 1974. Titled "An Evening With Salvador Allende", the concert featured Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Ochs;

The Soviet musician Alexander Gradsky created the rock opera Stadium (СтаЎОПМ, Stadion) in 1985 based on the events surrounding Jara's death;

In the late 1990s British actress Ms. Emma Thompson started to work on a screenplay, which she planned to use as the basis for a movie about Victor Jara; the movie would feature Antonio Banderas – another fan of Victor Jara – as Jara himself where he would sing some of his songs and Emma Thompson as Victor Jara's British wife Joan Jara; 

Portuguese folk band called Brigada Victor Jara is named after him;

The Southwestern American band Calexico open their 2008 album Carried to Dust with the song "Victor Jara's Hands".

In memory of Mr. Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez.


** 8  /  9 **
 
I'm bumping this, thanks for the information..

Calexico... Rocks!
Outstanding, at worst.
Fresh, original sound, I've got a couple of their albums and there's not one bad track.

Love it.

 alux wrote:
My vote for the best band at work in America today.  They are assuming the mantle from Los Lobos and making it their own.  
 
They seem to have a lot of CDs. Can you recommend one?
9 {#Arrow} 10

 {#Whistle}

Very nice playlist today, Bill! Thanks. Especially for learning my espanol coming in September, I am so bad!!
Love the album cover!!

Victor Jara  - Interview "Pensamiento & Song" Live (1973)
"Una oportunidad para enriquecernos con las ideas de este histórico cantautor chileno, que con compromiso, sinceridad y arte, va por los vientos del pueblo,habitando nuestra memoria. Para muchos de nosotros, mas que un difunto artista, es un amigo, una persona que nos habla con cariño, que no nos deja impunes a un pensamiento y cuestionamiento después de cada canción. El video fue grabado en agosto del 73 en perú, dos meses antes de su asesinato. No a la violencia de estado, Si al desarrollo humano."

Again ..... is this RADIO CALEXICO?

The Band

....just kidding...{#Mrgreen} Good song.
A song from my favorite album of 2008.  Love it!


This is groovy...  good for the ears...


 calypsus_1 wrote:

Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (September 28, 1932 – September 15, 1973) was a Chilean pedagogue, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter, and political activist, was murdered in Chile 1970's by the US-supported Chilean military; Vitor 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; he developed in the field of music and played a pivotal role among neo-folkloric artists who established the Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song) movement which led to a revolution in the popular music of his country under the Salvador Allende government; The contrast between the themes of his songs, on love, peace and social justice and the brutal way in which he was murdered transformed Jara into a symbol of struggle for human rights and justice across Latin América;

American folksinger Phil Ochs, who met and performed with Vitor Jara during a tour of South America, organized a benefit concert in his memory in New York in 1974. Titled "An Evening With Salvador Allende", the concert featured Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Ochs;

The Soviet musician Alexander Gradsky created the rock opera Stadium (СтаЎОПМ, Stadion) in 1985 based on the events surrounding Jara's death;

In the late 1990s British actress Ms. Emma Thompson started to work on a screenplay, which she planned to use as the basis for a movie about Victor Jara; the movie would feature Antonio Banderas – another fan of Victor Jara – as Jara himself where he would sing some of his songs and Emma Thompson as Victor Jara's British wife Joan Jara; 

Portuguese folk band called Brigada Victor Jara is named after him;

The Southwestern American band Calexico open their 2008 album Carried to Dust with the song "Victor Jara's Hands".

In memory of Mr. Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez.


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Thank you for this insightful information. {#Clap}

My vote for the best band at work in America today.  They are assuming the mantle from Los Lobos and making it their own.  
what will they do without Mexican guys?
beautiful song.. I get goosebumps
Great stuff.  Got the CD for Christmas and it's solid all the way through.
One of the two best albums of 2008.

Thanks for the info about Mr Victor Jara. Knowing the background makes a great song even better.

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Hey Parrothead!   THIS is what I'm talking about!    Start to finish - awesome stuff!
 giotto wrote:
A decent song by a decent band. Calexico is not bad at all, but I just don't get the hype, they're not that brillant either.. {#Ask}
 
It's an American thing, especially along the parts that border Mexico.  This album
is brillant by the way.   
 giotto wrote:
A decent song by a decent band. Calexico is not bad at all, but I just don't get the hype, they're not that brillant either.. {#Ask}
 

Wow, must be a Europe thing.  I don't meet many people in the states that have even heard of them.

I have certainly heard of them (here at RP of course)  and I disagree - I think they are absolutely brilliant.


I've got to get me some Colexico.  Really digging their music.
 giotto wrote:
A decent song by a decent band. Calexico is not bad at all, but I just don't get the hype, they're not that brillant either.. {#Ask}
 

Think of Calexico as a guided tour along the Border, San Diego to El Paso.  Then your decents will turn to brilliants.
A decent song by a decent band. Calexico is not bad at all, but I just don't get the hype, they're not that brillant either.. {#Ask}
 Sullen wrote:
A great song off of my most favorite album of 2008...thx for playing it!!
 
Agreed. I bought this last week and its pretty close to my favorite as well. Well worth buying.

 Wire fences still coiled with flowers of the night
Songs of the birds like hands call the earth to witness
Sever from fear before taking flight.
Fences that fail and fall to the ground
Bearing the fruit from Jara's Hands
Me siento solo y perdido
Una vela alumbra mi camino
Cruzando tierras que nunca he visto
Cruzando ei rio de mi destino
Solo soy un chico mas
Que sueha en alto y mirando al mar
All alone and lost
My path is lit by flame
Crossing lands never seen
Crossing rivers of my destiny
Only a boy nothing more
Day dreaming wanting more

in album "Carried To Dust" (2008)

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A great song off of my most favorite album of 2008...thx for playing it!!

Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (September 28, 1932 – September 15, 1973) was a Chilean pedagogue, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter, and political activist, was murdered in Chile 1970's by the US-supported Chilean military; Vitor 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; he developed in the field of music and played a pivotal role among neo-folkloric artists who established the Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song) movement which led to a revolution in the popular music of his country under the Salvador Allende government; The contrast between the themes of his songs, on love, peace and social justice and the brutal way in which he was murdered transformed Jara into a symbol of struggle for human rights and justice across Latin América;

American folksinger Phil Ochs, who met and performed with Vitor Jara during a tour of South America, organized a benefit concert in his memory in New York in 1974. Titled "An Evening With Salvador Allende", the concert featured Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Ochs;

The Soviet musician Alexander Gradsky created the rock opera Stadium (СтаЎОПМ, Stadion) in 1985 based on the events surrounding Jara's death;

In the late 1990s British actress Ms. Emma Thompson started to work on a screenplay, which she planned to use as the basis for a movie about Victor Jara; the movie would feature Antonio Banderas – another fan of Victor Jara – as Jara himself where he would sing some of his songs and Emma Thompson as Victor Jara's British wife Joan Jara; 

Portuguese folk band called Brigada Victor Jara is named after him;

The Southwestern American band Calexico open their 2008 album Carried to Dust with the song "Victor Jara's Hands".

In memory of Mr. Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez.


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9 ↑{#Whistle}

 xviti wrote:
10{#Arrowu} 

 

Ahí estamos, si señor.
Wow spicy, and nice!
10{#Arrowu} 


9 {#Arrow} 10

Víctor Jara was a chilean musician, singer and poet. In 1973 he was tortured and beated till his hands were broken by military forces of Augusto  Pinochet . After this "Veamos si ahora puedes tocar la guitarra" said one of his torturers. A few days later he was killed.
i m tired for this band{#Puke}

Bill play more B R Mortorcycle club and john spencer and blues experiment, and brazillian musics too like jorge ben, tim maia racional, elis regina, cordel do fogo encantado, nação zumbi, otto, seu jorge, farofa carioca, chico buarque, vinicius e toqinho, zeca baleiro, lenine, mundo livre s/a, club do balanço, and sooo much more, this is the cream!
{#Whisper}
Downloaded this on the weekend —- what a great hook.
Very nice... love the beat, horns are brite, I'll have to check out this new album.
New Calexico album!
Thank you, Radio Paradise...

Hehe...
Original release date: 09/09/2008
Heard on RP: 09/04/2008