Facundo Cabral and the Nueva Canción

Facundo CabralThe tragic circumstances surrounding the death of singer Facundo Cabral threaten to overshadow his key role in the development of the musical movement known as the Nueva Canción (“New Song”). We have already featured one of Nueva Canción’s offshoots, the Cuban Nueva Trova, in a previous playlist. Here, we would like to showcase the diverse styles of the Argentine folkloric branch of the Nueva Canción through three singers whose careers launched at roughly the same time, propelled by the ideas and action of Argentine folklorist Jorge Cafrune:

Facundo Cabral:

Mercedes Sosa:

José Larralde:

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