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|Luis Advis, Quilapayun, Carlos Quezada|
Santa Maria de Iquique: Cantata Popular
Genres: World Music, Pop, Classical, Latin Music
The Chilean Group Formed in 1965 Writing Lyrics Inspired by Social Issues Related to Its Country and Combining them with Autochthonous Musical Arrangements. In 1966, the Band Came in First Place at the Festival De Festival... more »
The Chilean Group Formed in 1965 Writing Lyrics Inspired by Social Issues Related to Its Country and Combining them with Autochthonous Musical Arrangements. In 1966, the Band Came in First Place at the Festival De Festivales, Releasing Its First Album that Same Year. Folk Singer and Songwriter Victor Jara Helped the Band by Promoting Quilapayun's Music and Making the Record Canciones Folkloricas De America Together. As Chilean New Song's Ambassador, Quilapayun Went on Its First European Tour in 1968. Due to Chilean Political and Social Changes in the Early '70s, the Group Settled in Foreign Countries for More Than a Decade.
A courageous and premonitory cantata
Violeta Díaz-Corralejo | Spain, EU | 11/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Some years before Pinochet's dictature the group Quilapayún created this cantata where they warned the dangers for the chilean democracy."
Seminal South American Work
Rodrigo Silher | Florida, USA | 10/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cantatas, compositions mixing instrumental and recitative elements, are associated with cultured music. The Chilean composer Luis Advis Vitaglich used this style of music with two interesting twists: first was combining the sounds of traditional Andean instruments, violencello and double bass; second was thematic: this cantata is not religious but social. This work (narrated by the late and celebrated Chilean actor Hector Duvachelle) describes a terrible event in Chilean history: the massacre of striking nitrate miners and their families (yes, wives and children) in 1907 as they sought refuge in a school (Santa Maria). This work is considered one of the most important recordings in Latin American music history by many musicologists. Solemn, seemingly erudite and tragic but, in all truth, hopeful and rather accessible (narration and songs are in Spanish, however)."