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A message from Joan Jara, Victor Jara’s widow to ‘El Sueño Existe’, Wales.

For almost forty years, since the military coup in Chile and the brutal murder of OUR dream of building a society based on social justice, I have had the opportunity to travel all over the world and to find Victor’s songs being sung and, above all, the values inherent in them being shared and celebrated by so many and such diverse groups of people that I could, in spite of everything, in the darkest days of the dictatorship, hold on to hope for the future.

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Chile: Fighting for justice after 39 years

Thursday 27 September 2012, MorningStar

by Kate Clark

Chilean folk singer Victor Jara would have been 80 tomorrow.

But five days after the brutal 1973 military coup that crushed Chile’s democracy and killed the country’s constitutional president Salvador Allende, Chile’s most committed and much-loved singer-songwriter was silenced forever in the Chile Stadium.

On September 11 1973 Victor left his home, his English wife Joan and his two young daughters to go to his workplace, the Technical University. The next time Joan saw him was in the morgue – his hands broken by rifle butts and with 44 bullets in his body.

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El Sueño Existe : The Dream Lives On In Machynlleth

The vibrant and colorful music and dance of Latin America returns to Machynlleth on Sat 4th September with a concert : “South American Celebration”, taking place at Y Plas. This is just a taster of the forthcoming bi-annual Victor Jara Festival of 2011 that takes place in Machynlleth, within the outstanding natural beauty of the Dyfi Valley.

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An evening to celebrate the life and work of Víctor Jara

Friday February 12th 2010 at the Bolivar Festival Hall. 7:00pm

Special Guest: Alejandro Reyes, one of Cuncumen’s founders.


Vladimir Vega (Chile),           Silvia Balducci (Italy),

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El Sueno Existe 2009 first cut

If you didn’t get to El Sueno Existe 2009 here are a few highlights of what you missed – if you did, re-live this wonderful experience sharing welsh and Latin American culture music and politics in the hear… Read the rest of this entry »

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