November 4, 1993 |
On Saturday night, a group of Los Angeles activists and artists will gather at the First Unitarian Church to pay tribute to slain Chilean singer-songwriter Victor Jara, whose 1973 death symbolizes the fate of tens of thousands of Latin Americans persecuted for their political ideas. Among the participants: actress Beth Broderick, and singers Erica Verba, Mari Riddle and Mercedes Marquez of the group Desbordes.
September 16, 1994 |
They came together in a storefront meetinghouse near Melrose and Vermont--Anglos and Latinos, new immigrants and old-time activists--to remember those slain in the Chilean coup of September, 1973. Most especially, they came to honor Victor Jara, whose songs were the anthems of Chile's poor and oppressed. Jara was only 39 when silenced by Gen. Augusto Pinochet's troops, but his music lives. "This is a very emotional night," organizer Paul Baker says.
May 16, 2008 |
Retired army Col. Mario Manriquez has been charged in the killing of renowned Chilean folk singer Victor Jara shortly after the 1973 coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Jara was a Communist Party activist who backed Chile's elected socialist president, Salvador Allende. The singer was arrested after the Sept. 11, 1973, military coup. Court papers indicate he was tortured and shot to death.
August 23, 2012 |
Two and a half years ago, Ana Tijoux tore up the rule book of Latin hip-hop with her breakout record, "1977. " The title alluded to Tijoux's generation of Chileans whose parents had fled the brutal 17-year regime of Gen. Augusto Pinochet and had gone into European exile. Tijoux's equally ambitious follow-up, "La Bala" (The Bullet), released in January in the United States, gave a sympathetic shout-out to Chile's recent wave of youth-led street protests demanding education reforms and attacking the country's growing gulf between rich and poor.
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April 28, 2003 |
Michael Stillman, 87, a founder of Monitor Records, an eclectic music label that featured everything from Russian classical music to Polynesian hulas, died April 15 at his home in Somers, N.Y. Born in Saratov, Russia, Stillman moved with his family to New York City when he was a child. He graduated from New York University and served in the Army as a clerk and typist during World War II.
May 18, 1988 |
Monday Evening Concerts went out with a serendipitous bang this season, courtesy of Terra Australis. The Australian/American ensemble made its local debut Monday at Bing Theater of the County Museum of Art as a late replacement for the Seymour Group. Unlike many other new music groups, Terra Australis is not simply a collective from which emerge soloists and smaller ensembles.