Thursday, March 04, 2010

Claudia Acuña Sings Victor Jara

One of my favorite recent albums is Chilean jazz singer Claudia Acuña's album of jazzed up South American standards "En Este Momento." She sings a number of songs by the late lamented Victor Jara, among others, including "Cigarrito," a version of which is embedded above. She also sings "Te Recuerdo Amanda" by Jara; both songs are heartbreaking.

Here's Victor Jara's original:

Jara, of course, was the revolutionary Chilean singer brutally murdered by Pinochet, Nixon and Kissinger in 1973.

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