Latin America – protest songs as poetry

Posted on August 1, 2011 • Filed under: Conflicts, Culture, Latin America News, Social Issues

Over the last decade, Latin American protest songs have undergone a revolution, going from poetic ode to explicit, raw hip-hop. The first protest songs sung in Central and South America were corridos, ballads that were sung during the revolution that started in Mexico in 1910. The protest songs of the 1960s and 70s were modern variations on the corrido: earnest, passionate, poetic ballads. They were known as La Nueva Canción, or The New Song. Read Article

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