Folk Evening in Machynlleth.
heart-warming evening of Chilean folk music
will take place at the Glyndwr Institute in
Machynlleth on Sat 8th December.
musician Alejandro Reyes will be
accompanied by his son Pablo , playing the
unusual and haunting rhythms of the Chilean
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.
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.
taught Victor an old folk song Una Montana
Oscura [Dark Mountain ] the melody of
which Victor used for the beautiful song
Chilean folk singer Jorge Morales will be
presenting some songs from his forthcoming CD:
Suenos De Mis Ninos [ Dreams Of My
will be a short theatrical presentation by
Italian , Marta Pacini and some Welsh songs
from Rhiain Bebb and Helen Pendry.
will also be singing a song of Victor Jaras
translated into Welsh by Dafydd Iwan called
Y Hawl I Fyw Mewn Rhydd [ The Right
To Live In Peace ]
Solana [and co] from the Canary Islands
will be singing some songs by Cuban folk
balladeer Silvio Rodriguez.
evening kicks off at and tickets are £5.
More info from Tony 01654702166 or
For Music, umbrella
organisation of El Sueno Existe.
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