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  • ¡Que Viva el Canto! Songs of Chile, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings release from 2008

    ¡Que Viva el Canto! Songs of Chile, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings release from 2008

    ¡Que Viva el Canto! Songs of Chile released

    Veteran musician Rafael Manríquez, paired with an array of Chilean musician notables, crafts a stunning portrait of Chilean folk music and captures the stylistic evolution of the genre from the mid-20th century to the present. Influenced by the extraordinary work of performer-researchers Margot Loyola, Violeta Parra and Gabriela Pizarro, who documented the musical traditions of the Chilean countryside during the 1960s, Manríquez pays tribute to his homeland with songs that epitomize its rich, albeit tumultuous, cultural heritage. Ultimately, ¡Que Viva el Canto! aims to offer a new rendition of Chilean folk music that bridges the past and the present.

    Veteran musician Rafael Manríquez, paired with an array of Chilean musician notables, crafts a stunning portrait of Chilean folk music and captures the stylistic evolution of the genre from the mid-20th century to the present. Influenced by the extraordinary work of performer-researchers Margot Loyola, Violeta Parra and Gabriela Pizarro, who documented the musical traditions of the Chilean countryside during the 1960s, Manríquez pays tribute to his homeland with songs that epitomize its rich, albeit tumultuous, cultural heritage. Ultimately, ¡Que Viva el Canto! aims to offer a new rendition of Chilean folk music that bridges the past and the present.