NUEVA CANCION: PROTEST SONGS OF LATIN AMERICA
Nueva canción, a Latin American style of folk music of the 1960s, is now widely recognized as a powerful movement for sociopolitical change. The songs of nueva canción often told multilayered stories about unequal distribution of wealth, corrupted politicians, abuse of power, human rights. Live performances by well-known proponents of nueva canción included spoken introductions and instrumental interludes that provided insight into the revolutionary ideas. The genre-defying LA band Timur and the Dime Museum, whose members come from the worlds of classical, jazz, glam rock and industrial music, will reimagine in a multimedia performance the revolutionary folk spirit of nueva canción. Focusing on the repertoire of Mercedes Sosa and the photo images of youth protests in Latin and Central America and the United States, the show will premiere arrangements of songs and additional music composed by Daniel Corral in the original Spanish and the newly-commissioned translations in English.