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Viva Puerto Rico Libre!

Various Artists
Viva Puerto Rico Libre!

Puerto Rico’s quest for independence began in 1900, shortly after the end of the Spanish-American War (1898). Various indigenous political parties in Puerto Rico have continued the independence efforts into the 21st century. In 1978, the Puerto Rico Solidarity Committee (PRSC) produced an anthology of songs associated with this quest. The 11 songs range from remembrance of fallen heroes to solidarity with working-class people and with revolutionary groups in Cuba and Vietnam. The songs are performed in Spanish. The liner notes consist of an essay on the independence movement, information on the performers, and Spanish song texts with English translations.

Track Listing

101
Monón Roy Brown 5:20
102
Contrariedad Noel Hernández 5:38
103
Antonia Antonio Caban Vale 2:57
104
El Negrito Bonito Roy Brown 5:04
105
Los Cinco Hermanos Presos Noel Hernández 2:59
106
Mi Canto Trabajador Grupo Taoné Tipico 3:08
201
Siempre Con Puerto Rico Amuary Pérez Vidal 3:26
202
Glorioso Vietnam Andrés Jimínez and Grupo Taoné Tipico 3:50
203
Ochenta Mil Estrella Artau 2:27
204
De Un Pajaro Las Dos Alas Pablo Milanés 3:09
205
Despierta, Boricua / Speech Fragment / Chants / La Borinquena Andrés Jimínez and Grupo Taoné Tipico 8:23

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