August 2012 Encuentro Archives

This program includes songs by Agustín Lara, a segment dedicated to Chavela Vargas (who is critically ill), and music from the “Guelaguetza” festival in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Along with the segment dedicated to Chavela Vargas, this program presents music from Nicaragua and Venezuela, Alfredo Zitarrosa, from Uruguay, and marimba music from Guatemala, Chiapas and Oaxaca. The literature segment presents examples from the “lírica gauchesca” and “payador” traditions.

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This program presents Benny Moré from Cuba, another segment in memory of Chavela Vargas, and the “milonga” according to Astor Piazzolla. The literature segment presents “El payador perseguido” by Atahualpa Yupanqui, from Argentina.

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This program includes “boleros” & “danzones”, the penultimate segment in memory of Chavela Vargas and children’s songs by the legendary Mexican composer Francisco Gabilondo Soler (Cri-Cri). The literature segment presents the second and last part of “El payador perseguido”.

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This program presents Fado, the final segment in memory of Chavela Vargas, and the sounds of “mariachi tradicional” (w/o trumpets). The literature segment will talk about the 1997 García Márquez’s proposals on the Spanish language.

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