Saturday, September 12, 2009

Inti Illimani ... Alturas

Love this tune !The band who performed it ,Inti Illimani, from Chile , was out of the country touring in Europe when the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende was overthrown in a military coup supported by the U.S. on .....and get this ...9 11 1973 . Their friend and fellow performer Victor Jara was arrested and tortured along with over 2000 of his countrymen in the national Stadium .
Victor ,hands broken , a guitar thrown at him and mockingly told to try playing now , actually began to sing with many of the other victims before he was shot through with machine gun fire and his body thrown in the street in Santiago . Over 200o people were tortured to death over the next few days .
911 1973 .

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