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Nueva canción
Nueva canción
(Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnweβa kanˈθjon] (standard European) or [ˈnweβa kanˈsjon] (American) 'new song') is a social movement and musical genre in Iberian America
Iberian America
and the Iberian peninsula, characterized by folk-inspired styles and socially committed lyrics. Nueva canción
Nueva canción
is widely recognized to have played a profound role in the social upheavals in Portugal, Spain and Latin America during the 1970s and 1980s. Nueva canción
Nueva canción
first surfaced during the 1960s as "nueva canción chilena" in Chile. The musical style emerged shortly afterwards in Spain and other areas of Latin America where it came to be known under similar names. Nueva canción
Nueva canción
renewed traditional Latin American folk music, and was soon associated with revolutionary movements, the Latin American New Left, Liberation Theology, hippie and human rights movements due to political lyrics. It would gain great popularity throughout Latin America, and left an imprint on several other genres like Ibero-American rock, Cumbia
and Andean music. Nueva canción
Nueva canción
musicians often faced censorship, exile, forceful disappearances and even torture by the wave of right-wing military dictatorships that swept across Iberian America
Iberian America
and the Iberian peninsula in the Cold War
Cold War
era, e.g. in Francoist Spain, Pinochet's Chile, Salazar's Portugal and Videla and Galtieri's Argentina. Due to nueva canción songs' strongly political messages, some of them have been used in later political campaigns, the Orange Revolution, which used Violeta Parra's "Gracias a la Vida". Nueva canción
Nueva canción
has become part of the Latin American and Iberian musical canon but is no longer a mainstream genre, and has given way to other genres, particularly Rock en español.


1 Characteristics 2 History 3 Regional manifestations

3.1 Chile
(Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song))

3.1.1 Prominent Chilean musicians

3.2 Argentina (Nuevo Cancionero)

3.2.1 Prominent Argentine musicians

3.3 Cuba (Nueva Trova)

3.3.1 Prominent Cuban musicians

3.4 Spain (Nova Cançó)

3.4.1 Prominent Spanish musicians

3.5 Bolivia 3.6 Brazil ( Tropicalismo
& música popular brasileira) 3.7 El Salvador 3.8 Guatemala 3.9 Mexico (Canto nuevo) 3.10 Nicaragua 3.11 Peru 3.12 Uruguay 3.13 Venezuela 3.14 Canary Islands 3.15 Catalonia, Valencia and Balearic Islands (Nova cançó) 3.16 Colombia (Canción Social) 3.17 Puerto Rico

4 References 5 Further reading

Characteristics[edit] "Nueva canción" is a type of music which is committed to social good. Its musical and lyrical vernacular is rooted in the popular classes and often uses a popularly understood style of satire to advocate for sociopolitical change.[1] The movement reacted against the dominance of American and European music in Latin America at the time by assuming an anti-imperial stance that was markedly less focused on the visual spectacle of commercial music and more focused on social and political messages.[2] It characteristically talks about poverty, empowerment, imperialism, democracy, human rights, religion, and the Latin American identity. Nueva canción
Nueva canción
draws heavily upon Andean music, música negra, Spanish music, Cuban music
Cuban music
and other Latin American folklore. One of the most important sources for nueva canción is Chilean cueca, a guitar based rural song-form. Most songs feature the guitar, and often the quena, zampoña, charango or cajón. The lyrics are typically in Spanish, with some indigenous or local words mixed in and frequently utilize the poetic forms of copla and décima. Nueva canción
Nueva canción
was explicitly related to leftist politics, advancing leftist ideals and flourishing within the structure of the Communist Party in Latin America. Cuban cultural organization Casa de las Américas hosted many notable gatherings of nueva canción musicians, including the 1967 Encuentro de la Canción Protesta.[3] History[edit]

Mercedes Sosa
Mercedes Sosa
from Argentina was among the very early nueva canción musicians

Nueva canción
Nueva canción
developed in the historical context of the "folklore boom" that occurred in Latin America in the 1950s. Chilean Violeta Parra and Argentine Atahualpa Yupanqui
Atahualpa Yupanqui
were two transitional figures as their mastery of folk music and personal involvement in leftist political organizations aided the eventual union of the two in Nueva canción. The movement was also aided by legislation like Juan Perón's Decreto 3371/1949 de Protección de la Musica Nacional and Law No. 14,226 which required that half of the music played on the radio or performed live be of national origin.[2] National manifestations of nueva canción began occurring in the late 1950s. The earliest were in Chile
and Spain, where the movement promoted Catalan language
Catalan language
and culture.[4] The music quickly spread to Argentina and throughout Latin America during the 1960s and 1970s. Various national movements used their own terminology, however, the term "nueva canción" was adopted at the 1967 Encuentro de la Canción Protesta and has thereafter been used as an all-encompassing term.[2] Though Nueva canción
Nueva canción
is often considered a Pan-Latino phenomenon, national manifestations were varied and reacted to local political and cultural contexts. Regional manifestations[edit] Chile
(Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song))[edit]

Violeta Parra

Chilean nueva canción has its foundations in Violeta Parra's efforts to preserve over 3,000 Chilean songs, recipes, traditions, and proverbs.[5] Parra and her children Isabel and Ángel also founded cultural centers like La Carpa de la Reina and Peña de los Parra that provided training and performance opportunities and functioned as organizing center for leftist political activism. Until political circumstances forced its closure in 1973, Peña de los Parra welcomed almost all of the major figures associated with early Nueva Canción, including Chileans Patricio Manns, Víctor Jara, Rolando Alarcón, Payo Grondona, Patricio Castillo, Homero Caro, Tito Fernández, and Kiko Álvarez, as well as non-Chilean musicians, such as César Isella and Atahualpa Yupanqui
Atahualpa Yupanqui
from Argentina and Paco Ibañéz of Spain.[6] Chilean nueva canción moved out of small gathering places like Peña de los Parra in 1968 when the Communist Youth Party of Chile
pressed 1000 copies of the album "Por Vietnam" by Quilapayún
to raise funds for the band's travel to the International Youth Festival in Bulgaria. The copies sold out unexpectedly, a strong demonstration of the popular demand for this new music. In response, the Communist Party created Discoteca de Canto Popular (DICAP), a social record label that grew in its five years of operation from a 4,000 record operation in 1968 to pressing over 240,000 records in 1973.[7] In 1969 the Universidad Cátolica in Santiago hosted the Primer Festival de la Nueva Canción Chilena.[8] Salvador Allende's 1970 presidential campaign was a major turning point in the history of Chilean nueva canción. Many artists became involved in the campaign; songs like "Venceremos" by Víctor Jara
Víctor Jara
were widely used in Allende rallies. After Allende's election, nueva canción artists were utilized as a pro-Allende public relations machine inside and outside of Chile.[9] By 1971, groups like Inti-Illimani
and Quilapayún
were receiving financial support from the Allende government.[10] Inti-Illimani
"put music to the government manifesto" in the 1970 album Canto al Programa.[11] In 1973, the United States/CIA-backed[12][13] right-wing military coup overthrew Allende’s democratic government, bombing the presidential palace. Pinochet's forces then rounded up 5,000 civilians into a soccer stadium for interrogation, torture, and execution.[13] In the stadium-turned-prison Victor Jara was beaten, tortured, and his wrists were broken.[14] After several days he was executed and shot 44 times. His wife Joan Jara writes, “where his belly ought to have been was a gory, gaping void.”[15] Because of his popularity and fame in the music world, Jara is the most well-known victim of a regime that killed or “disappeared” at least 3,065 people and tortured more than 38,000, bringing the number of victims to 40,018.[16] Other musicians, such as Patricio Manns and groups Inti-Illimani
and Quilapayún, found safety outside the country. Under Augusto Pinochet nueva canción recordings were seized, burned, and banned from the airwaves and record stores. The military government exiled and imprisoned artists and went as far as to ban many traditional Andean instruments in order to suppress the nueva canción movement.[17] This period in Chilean history is known as the apagón cultural—the cultural blackout.[8] By late 1975, artists had begun to circumvent these restrictions through so-called "Andean Baroque" ensembles that performed standards of the Western classical repertoire on indigenous South American instruments. These performances took place in the politically neutral environments of churches, community centers, and the few remaining peñas. For this reason, and because of the novelty of the concept, these performances were allowed to continue without government interference.[8] Performers gradually grew bolder, incorporating some of old nueva canción repertoire, though carefully avoiding overtly political topics. Artists began calling this music "canto nuevo", a term selected to both reference and distance the new movement from the former nueva canción. Because of the precarious political circumstances in which it existed, canto nuevo is notable for its use of highly metaphorical language, allowing songs to evade censors by disguising political messages beneath layers of symbolism. Live performances often included spoken introductions or interludes that provided insight into the song’s real meaning.[8] As the 1980s arrived, advances in recording technology allowed supporters to informally exchange cassettes outside of the governmental control. An economic crisis forced Chilean television stations to hire cheaper Chilean performers rather than international stars for broadcast bookings, while a relaxation in government restrictions allowed canto nuevo performers to participate in several major popular music festivals. Increasing public recognition of the movement facilitated the gathering of its participants at events such as the Congreso
de Artistas y Trabajadores (Conference of Artists and Workers) in 1983. The canto nuevo repertoire began to diversify, incorporating cosmopolitan influences such as electronic instruments, classical harmonies, and jazz influences.[8] Though the genre is not especially active today, the legacy of figures like Violeta Parra
Violeta Parra
is enormous. Parra's music continues to be recorded by contemporary artists and her song "Gracias a la Vida" was recorded by supergroup Artists for Chile
in an effort to raise relief funds in the wake of the 2010 Chilean earthquake. Prominent Chilean musicians[edit]

Amerindios Ángel Parra Congreso Eduardo Carrasco Guillermo "Willy" Oddó Horacio Salinas Illapu Inti-Illimani Isabel Parra Julio Numhauser Los Jaivas Luis Advis Margot Loyola Max Berrú Patricio Castillo Patricio Manns Quilapayún Rodolfo Parada Rolando Alarcón Santiago del Nuevo Extremo Sergio Ortega Silvia Urbina Víctor Jara Violeta Parra

Argentina (Nuevo Cancionero)[edit]

Atahualpa Yupanqui
Atahualpa Yupanqui
at the 1979 Festival de Cosquín

In Argentina, the movement was founded under the name Nuevo Cancionero and formally codified on February 11, 1963 when fourteen artists met in Mendoza, Argentina to sign the Manifiesto Fundacional de Nuevo Cancionero. Present were both musical artists and poet writers. The Argentine movement especially was a musico-literal. Writers like Armando Tejada Gomez were highly influential and made substantial contributions to the movement in the form of original poetry. The Manifesto's introduction places the roots of Nuevo Cancionero in the rediscovery of folk music and indigenous traditions to the work of folklorists Atahualpa Yupanqui
Atahualpa Yupanqui
and Buenaventura Luna and the internal urban migration that brought rural Argentines to the capital of Buenos Aires. The body of the document outlines the goal of the movement: the development of a national song that overcome the dominance of tango-folklore in Argentine national music and the rejection of pure commercialism. Instead Nuevo Cancionero sought to embrace of institutions that encouraged critical thinking and the open exchange of ideas.[18] Nuevo Cancionero's most famous proponent was Mercedes Sosa. Her success at the 1965 Cosquin Folklore Festival introduced Nuevo Cancionero to new levels of public exposure after Argentine folk powerhouse Jorge Cafrune
Jorge Cafrune
singled her out on stage as a budding talent.[19] In 1967, Sosa completed her first international tour in the United States and Europe.[20] Other notable Nuevo Cancionero artists of this time included Tito Francia, Víctor Heredia, and César Isella, who left the folk music group Los Fronterizos
Los Fronterizos
to pursue a solo career. In 1969 he set the poetry of Armando Tejada Gomez to produce "Canción para todos", an anthem later designated by UNESCO the hymn of Latin America.[21] Nuevo cancionero artists were among the approximately 30,000 victims of forced disappearances under Argentina's 1976–1983 military dictatorship.[22] Additional censorship, intimidation, and persecution forced many artists into exile where they had more freedom to publicize and criticize the events unfolding in Latin America. Sosa, for example, participated in the first Amnesty International concert in London in 1979, and also performed in Israel, Canada, Colombia, and Brazil while continuing to record.[23] After the fall of the dictatorship in 1983, Argentine artists returned and performed massive comeback concerts that regularly filled sports areas and public parks with tens of thousands of people.[24] Influences from time spent in exile abroad were clear through sample of instruments like the harmonica, drum set, bass guitar, electric keyboard, brass ensembles, backup singers, string instruments (especially double bass and violin), and stylistic and harmonic influences from the soundscapes of classical, jazz, pop, rock, and punk. Collaborations became increasingly common, especially between proponents of Nuevo Cancionero and the ideologically similar Rock Nacional. Nuevo Cancionero artists became symbols of a triumphant national identity. When Mercedes Sosa
Mercedes Sosa
died, millions flooded the streets as her body lay in official state in the National Cathedral, an honor reserved for only the most prominent of national icons.[25] While the community of musicians actively composing in the Nuevo Cancionero tradition is small, recordings and covers of Nuevo Cancionero classics remain popular in Argentina. Prominent Argentine musicians[edit]

Mercedes Sosa Atahualpa Yupanqui León Gieco Víctor Heredia César Isella

Cuba (Nueva Trova)[edit] Main article: Nueva trova Of the regional manifestations of nueva canción, nueva trova is distinct because of its function within and support from the Castro regime. While nueva canción in other countries primarily functioned in opposition to existing regimes, nueva trova emerged after the Cuban Revolution and enjoyed various degrees of state support throughout the late twentieth century. Nueva trova has its roots in the traditional trova, but differs from it because its content is, in the widest sense, political. It combines traditional folk music idioms with 'progressive' and often politicized lyrics that concentrate on socialism, injustice, sexism, colonialism, racism and similar 'serious' issues.[26] Occasional examples of non-political styles in the nueva trova movement can also be found, for example, Liuba María Hevia, whose lyrics are focused on more traditional subjects such as love and solitude albeit in a highly poetical style. Later nueva trova musicians were also influenced by rock and pop of that time. Silvio Rodríguez
Silvio Rodríguez
and Pablo Milanés
Pablo Milanés
became the most important exponents of the style. Carlos Puebla
Carlos Puebla
and Joseíto Fernández were long-time trova singers who added their weight to the new regime, but of the two only Puebla wrote special pro-revolution songs.[27] The Castro administration gave plenty of support to musicians willing to write and sing anti-U.S. imperialism or pro-revolution songs, an asset in an era when many traditional musicians were finding it difficult or impossible to earn a living. In 1967 the Casa de las Américas in Havana held a Festival de la canción de protesta (protest songs). Much of the effort was spent applauding anti-U.S. expressions. Tania Castellanos, a filín singer and author, wrote "¡Por Ángela!" in support of US political activist Angela Davis. César Portillo de la Luz wrote "Oh, valeroso Viet Nam".[28] Institutions like the Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC (GES) while not directly working in nueva trova, provided valuable musical training to amateur Cuban artists. In 1972, the Cuban government officially institutionalized the music in the Movimiento de la Nueva Trova, a membership-based organization that organized and regulated every facet of nueva trova including access to education and musical resources, performance venues, and financial benefits. Nueva trova peaked in the 1970s and was already declining before the fall of the Soviet Union due to a growing disenchantment with one-party rule, and externally, from the vivid contrast with the Buena Vista Social Club film and recordings.[citation needed] Carlos Varela is famous in Cuba for his open criticism of some aspects of Castro's revolution. Prominent Cuban musicians[edit]

Frank Delgado Santiago Feliú Donato Poveda Sara González Mayohuacan Pablo Milanés Noel Nicola Carlos Puebla Amaury Peréz Silvio Rodríguez Carlos Varela

Spain (Nova Cançó)[edit] Main article: Nova Cançó The Nova Cançó was an artistic movement of the late 1950s that promoted Catalan music in Francoist Spain. The movement sought to normalize use of the Catalan language
Catalan language
after public use of the language was forbidden when Catalonia
fell in the Spanish Civil War. Artists used the Catalan language
Catalan language
to assert Catalan identity in popular music and denounce the injustices of the Franco regime. Musically, it had roots in the French Nouvelle Chanson.[citation needed] In 1957, the writer Josep Maria Espinàs
Josep Maria Espinàs
gave lectures on the French singer-songwriter Georges Brassens, whom he called "the troubadour of our times." Espinàs had begun to translate some of Brassens' songs into Catalan. In 1958, two EPs of songs in Catalan were released: Hermanos Serrano: Cantan en catalán los éxitos internationals ("The Brothers Serrano Sing International Hits in Catalan") and José Guardiola: canta en catalán los éxitos internationales. They are now considered the first recordings of modern music in the Catalan language. These singers, as well as others such as Font Sellabona and Rudy Ventura, form a prelude to the Nova Cançó.[citation needed] At the suggestion of Josep Benet i de Joan and Maurici Serrahima, a group composed of Jaume Armengol, Lluís Serrahima and Miquel Porter started composing Catalan songs.[citation needed] In 1959, after an article by Lluís Serrahima, titled "Ens calen cançons d’ara" ("We need songs for today"), was published in Germinàbit, more authors and singers were attracted to the movement.[citation needed] After a very successful representation at the Centre Comarcal Lleidatà,[clarification needed] the group Els Setze Jutges was born, founded by Remei Margarit and Josep Maria Espinàs. Delfí Abella and Francesc Pi de la Serra joined soon thereafter.[citation needed] The first Nova Cançó records appeared in 1962, and many musical bands, vocal groups, singer-songwriters, and interpreters picked up the trend.[citation needed] In 1963, a professional Catalan artist, Salomé, and a Valencian, Raimon, were awarded the first prize of the Fifth Festival of Mediterranean Music with the song "Se’n va anar" ("[She] left").[citation needed] Other important participants in the movement included Guillem d'Efak and Núria Feliu, who received the Spanish Critics' Award in 1966, or other new members of Els Setze Jutges.[citation needed] Some of them were even well known abroad. Apart from Raimon, other former members of Els Setze Jutges continued their careers successfully, including Guillermina Motta, Francesc Pi de la Serra, Maria del Mar Bonet, Lluís Llach
Lluís Llach
and, especially, Joan Manuel Serrat. Other significant figures appeared somewhat later, like the Valencian Ovidi Montllor. Prominent Spanish musicians[edit]

Luis Eduardo Aute Pablo Guerrero Paco Ibáñez


Entre dos aguas Rodrigo Rojas

Brazil ( Tropicalismo
& música popular brasileira)[edit]

Chico Buarque Gilberto Gil Gonzaguinha Os Mutantes Geraldo Vandré Caetano Veloso Tom Zé

El Salvador[edit]

Cutumay Camones Yolocamba I Tá


Alejandro Melgar Alux Nahual Calicanto Camino Canto General César Dávila Danilo Cardona Estudiantina de la Universidad de San Carlos Fernando López Gad Echeverría Grupo Taller Jijiripago Jornal José Chamalé K'a Tinamit Kin-Lalat Kopante Macehual Rony Hernández Sandra Morán Tito Medina Voces Nuevas

Mexico (Canto nuevo)[edit]

Amparo Ochoa Óscar Chávez Gabino Palomares Guadalupe Pineda Los Folkloristas

Nicaragua[edit] Nicaragua nueva canción ( Nueva canción
Nueva canción
nicaragüense) musicians are attributed with transmitting social and political messages, and aiding in the ideological mobilisation of the populace during the Sandinista revolution.[1]

Duo Guardabarranco Carlos Mejía Godoy Luis Enríque Mejía Godoy


Tania Libertad


Los Olimareños Daniel Viglietti Alfredo Zitarrosa


Alí Primera Soledad Bravo Gloria Martín Ahora! Lilia Vera Los Guaraguao Sol Musset Golperos de Don Pío Emiro Delfín Armando Molero José Montecano

Canary Islands[edit]

Pedro Guerra

Catalonia, Valencia and Balearic Islands (Nova cançó)[edit] Further information: Nova cançó

Joan Manuel Serrat Lluís Llach Ovidi Montllor Maria del Mar Bonet Raimon

Colombia (Canción Social)[edit]

Ana y Jaime

Puerto Rico[edit]

Haciendo Punto en Otro Son Roy Brown Aires Bucaneros Moliendo Vidrio Antonio Cabán Vale Zoraida Santiago Lourdes Pérez


^ a b Socially Conscious Music Forming the Social Conscience: Nicaraguan música testimonial and the Creation of a Revolutionary Moment. In From Tejano to the Tango: Popular Musics of Latin America, Walter A. Clark, editor, pp. 41-69. New York: Routledge. 2002. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Scruggs" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). ^ a b c Fairley, Jan (1984). "La Nueva Canción Latinoamericana". Society for Latin American Studies. 3 (2): 107–115 [112]. doi:10.2307/3338257.  ^ Casa de las Américas. "Equipo de trabajo de la Casa de las Américas". Retrieved 21 September 2012.  ^ Novel, Pepa (2009). "Cantautores Catalanas: De la Nova Canco a la Nova Canco D'ara. El paso y el peso del pasado". Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. 10 (2): 135–147. doi:10.1080/14636200902990679.  ^ Verba, Ericka (2007). "Violeta Parra, Radio Chilena, and the 'Battle in Defense of the Authentic' during the 1950s in Chile". Studies in Latin American Popular Culture. 26: 151–65.  ^ Rodríguez, Osvaldo Gitano (1984). Cantores que reflexionan: notas para una historia personal de la nueva canción chilena. Madrid: LAR.  ^ González, Juan Pablo; Jan Fairley. "Part II The Industry: 16. Recording: Record Labels/Companies: DICAP (Chile)". Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. 1: 709.  ^ a b c d e Morris, Nancy (1986). "Canto Porque es Necesario Cantar: The New Song Movement in Chile" (PDF). Latin American Studies Association. 21 (2): 117–36.  ^ Mularski, Jedrek. Music, Politics, and Nationalism in Latin America: Chile
During the Cold War
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recognizes 9,800 more victims of Pinochet's rule". BBC News. Retrieved 29 April 2015.  ^ McSherry, J. Patrice (2015). Chilean New Song: the Political Power of Music, 1960s-1973. Philadelphia: Temple UP. p. 172-3.  ^ Francia, Tito. "Manifiesto Fundacional de Nueva Canción". Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013.  ^ Marbiz, Julio. "Recording of Cosquin Folklore Festival 1965". Retrieved 2 November 2012.  ^ Shock.com. "Mercedes Sosa, un símbolo para su generación". Retrieved 18 March 2013.  ^ Ortiz Bandes, Gastón (April 19, 2009). "Cróncias del poeta descalzo". Los Andes. Retrieved 5 November 2012.  ^ Hedges, Jill (2011). A Modern History. London: I.B. Tauris and Co., Ltd.  ^ Bach, Caleb (May–June 1996). "Mercedes Sosa". Americas. 48 (3): 40–48.  ^ Gieco, Leon. "Biografía". Retrieved 18 March 2013.  ^ Rohter, Larry (October 5, 2009). "Mercedes Sosa, Who Sang of Argentina's Turmoil, Dies at 74". New York Times. Retrieved 2 May 2013.  ^ Orovio, Helio 2004. Cuban music
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from A to Z. p151 ^ "La Reforma Agraria" (Agricultural reform), "Duro con él" (I survive with him), "Ya ganamos la pelea" (At last we won the fight) and "Son de la alfabetización" were some of Puebla's compositions at this time. ^ Linares, María Teresa 1981. La música y el pueblo. La Habana, Cuba. p182

Further reading[edit]

"Socially conscious music forming the social conscience: Nicaraguan Musica Testimonial and the creation of a revolutionary moment" by T.M. Scruggs; in From tejano to tango: Latin American popular music edited by Walter Aaron Clark.

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