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Los Jaivas


Prog Folk

4.08 | 94 ratings

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4 stars As a chilean prog fan, I think you HAVE to be familiar with Violeta to fully understand this piece of art. so I'll tell you a few facts and pieces of the lyrics.

in a few words, she was raised in a bohemian family, where everyone became a poet, a musician or sth like that. she achieved great success with her folk and expressionist art, but when tried to bring back that success to chile she met indiference. that summed up with her boyfriend leaving her led her to commit suicide.

now, her songs are about all of that. run run se fue pal norte is about her swiss boyfriend leaving her, writing letters promising to come back but never doing it.(''He'll come for the anniversary of our solitude")

Gavilan is also related to that story: So many times told me the people Sparrow Hawk, Sparrow Hawk, it has claws and I, deaf kept walking uphills Sparrow Hawk, it took my entrils out in the hill I was left alone the seven elements confound me oh me, oh me, oh me the birds are scared of my crying my mouning confounds th wind

an example of her other side, more social concerned and activists an be found in Arauco tiene una pen

"one day he came from afar, devilish conqueror, looking for mountains of gold which the indian never looked for. the indian has enough with the gold that shines down from the sun''

In Arriba quemando el sol we hear a complaint for the lousy conditions of the miners: "When I saw the miners inside their rooms, I said to myself 'It lies better the snail on it's shell or in the shades of the law the refined thief, and upwards the scorching skies"

I could translate all the lyrics but I think this is a help already to submerge in the world that Violeta and Los Jaivas convey.

SeppeSai | 4/5 |


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