Tribute to Víctor Jara in Chile will have an online version this year – CountingNews

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Santiago de Chile, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) 'A thousand guitars for Víctor Jara', the tribute that is paid every year in Chile to the iconic singer-songwriter assassinated by the dictatorship, will be held this 2020 in an online version because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This Virtual Thousand Guitars will be broadcast on September 25, with the participation of hundreds of guitarists, men, women, children, youth and older adults, who this time required a greater effort as they had to rehearse at home and coordinate everything through virtual meetings and email.

As has happened for eight years, the meeting will bring together prominent artists to honor the creator of emblematic pieces such as I remember you Amanda, Plegaria del labrador and The right to live in peace, turned into a hymn of the great popular demonstrations after the October 18, 2019.

Among those who have already confirmed are figures such as Claudia Acuña, Nano Stern, Moral Distraída, Freddy Torrealba, Francesca Ancarola, Pedro Foncea, Víctor Heredia, Eli Morris, Natalia Contesse, Pancho Sazo, Magdalena Mathey and Manuel García, reported Cooperativa.cl.

In addition, the tribute will include interviews with personalities of culture, music and society, who met Jara and will bring the public closer to the life of the singer-songwriter, such as Jorge Coulon, a member of the Inti Illimani group, and the renowned muralist Alejandro 'Mono' González.

'A thousand guitars for Víctor Jara' is carried out by the Cultural Corporation of Recoleta, commune of this capital, in collaboration with the Víctor Jara Foundation and the Municipality of Recoleta.

Víctor Jara is recognized worldwide as one of the main references of Chilean music and popular artistic creation, with a long career as a singer-songwriter that creatively links him to the emblematic Quilapayún and Inti Illimani groups.

Communist militant, as of 1970 he redoubled his political commitment by actively participating in the electoral campaigns of the Popular Unity and in the government of Salvador Allende.

On September 11, 1973 he went to fulfill his usual work at the State Technical University, where together with hundreds of students and professors he was taken prisoner by coup troops who took him to the Chile Stadium where he was brutally tortured and murdered a few days later.

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