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Avbryt Send e-post. Hugo Chavez, Ali Primera and Venezuela The Politics of Music in Latin America Hazel Marsh Unlike much of the literature on Venezuela in the Chavez period, this book shifts focus away from 'top down' perspectives to examine how Venezuelan folksinger Ali Primera became intertwined with Venezuelan politics, both during his lifetime and posthumously. Les mer. His compositions made him the spokesperson of the painful realities of the ones most in need. Considered too radical for mass media, his music was censored by the government of Rafael Caldera.
During his lifetime Ali recorded and published 12 albums, including the first one recorded in Germany, and three independent productions during his first years. After his tragic death in , Cigarron published two post-mortem albums.
By the end of Ali recorded a demo cassette with his latest songs to be included in his next album, using different Latin American rhythms. In the government of Hugo Chavez declared the music of Ali Primera to be National Heritage, becoming a symbol of the struggle that represented the voiceless and marginalized.
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Live Audio Only. Primera's sons, Sandino, Servando, Florentino and Juan Simon, followed in their father's musical footsteps.
Photo: teleSUR archive. Published 31 October Get our newsletter delivered directly to your inbox. Primera is remembered for the social commitment found in his lyrics.