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Puerto Rico: Como el Filo del Machete (Like the Edge of the Machete)

Puerto Rico: Como el Filo del Machete (Like the Edge of the Machete)

Issued in 1978, Puerto Rico: Como el Filo del Machete (Like the Edge of the Machete), by Andres Jimenez, contains a culturally rich mix of songs on the Puerto Rican struggle for independence. In the artist’s own words he states, “I use traditional music forms because I believe that it is easier for new ideas of change to be accepted when they are represented in forms people know to be their own.” Liner notes background information about each song with the lyrics printed in English and Spanish.

Track Listing

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Despierta, Boricua (Wake Up, Puerto Rican) Andrés Jiménez 5:22
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102
El Pobre Sigue Sufriendo (The Poor Keep on Suffering) Andrés Jiménez 3:23
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103
Canto Rebelde (Rebel Song) Andrés Jiménez 4:18
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104
A Puerto Rico (To Puerto Rico) Andrés Jiménez 3:36
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105
La Miseria (Misery) Andrés Jiménez 3:45
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201
Antonia Martinez (Song for Antonia Martinez) Andrés Jiménez 4:12
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202
Lo de Patria O Muerte Empieza (Now 'My Country or Death' Begins) Andrés Jiménez 4:51
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203
Valle de Collores (Valley of Collores) Andrés Jiménez 5:59
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204
Asi es Mi Gallo (Behold My Fighting Cock) Andrés Jiménez 3:57
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