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Chilean Folk Evening in Machynlleth.

A heart-warming evening of Chilean  folk music will take place at the Glyndwr Institute in Machynlleth  on Sat 8th December.

Chilean musician Alejandro Reyes  will  be accompanied by his son Pablo , playing  the unusual and haunting rhythms of the Chilean countryside.

Alejandro  was a member of legendary Chilean band Cuncumen  together with the great Victor Jara  . He recorded a song “Entonces Me Voy Volando “ as a duet with Victor in 1958.

Victor Jara was a victim of the Pinochet coup of Sept 11th 1973  and  is the inspiration for the “ El Sueno Existe” [ the Dream Lives ] festival that takes place in Machynlleth.

Alejandro taught Victor an old folk song “Una Montana Oscura” [Dark Mountain ]  the melody of which Victor used for the beautiful song “ El Cigarito “

Wonderful Chilean folk singer Jorge Morales will be presenting some songs from his forthcoming CD: “ Suenos De Mis Ninos” [ Dreams Of My Children  ]

There will be a short theatrical presentation by Italian , Marta Pacini  and some Welsh songs from Rhiain Bebb and Helen Pendry.

They will also be singing a song of Victor Jara’s  translated into Welsh by Dafydd Iwan called “ Y Hawl I Fyw Mewn Rhydd” [ The Right To Live In Peace ]

Cristina Solana [and co] from the  Canary Islands  will be singing some songs by Cuban folk balladeer  Silvio Rodriguez.

The evening kicks off at 7.15pm and tickets are 5.  More info from Tony 01654702166 or www.elsuenoexiste.com

 

 




Links to Other Sites:

Mind Out For Music, umbrella organisation of El Sueno Existe.

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