Illapu is a musical group from Chile that performs Andean Indian style music. They were founded in the early 1970’s and were part of the Cancion Nueva movement, which laced indigenous musical forms with a nationalistic, leftist political message. Following are some songs by Illapu.
Posts Tagged ‘ Cancion Nueva ’
This song is performed by Inti Illimani, a left wing Chilean musical groupThe group belongs to the “Cancion Nueva” movement, which supports indigenous musical forms as a counterbalance to the pervasive influence of North American culture. They are not the only people who worry about losing their cultural bearings by being inundated with western culture. […]
There are a number of musical groups and even schools of music revolving around political themes. In Latin America, there is Cancion Nueva or the New Song movement. Its basic principle is that American culture has a very strong and corrosive influence over local culture. They believe that “cultural imperialism” is reflective of economic imperialism. […]