Chile http://tpr.org en First Listen: Ana Tijoux, 'Vengo' http://tpr.org/post/first-listen-ana-tijoux-vengo In the '90s, Chile experienced an artistic wave as the children of political exiles returning after the fall of dictator Augusto Pinochet brought enormous changes. Of course, waves never come alone: They bring in shells and rocks and souvenirs from faraway lands. The returning children of exiles brought new cultural trinkets with them in the form of music, words and ideas they picked up as their parents roamed the earth, waiting to come back. That wave also brought in hip-hop, and Chile became a hot scene for the genre. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:53:35 +0000 editor 27959 at http://tpr.org First Listen: Ana Tijoux, 'Vengo' Moving Through Middle Age, With A Song In Her Heart http://tpr.org/post/moving-through-middle-age-song-her-heart The Chilean matron at the heart of the wonderfully unsettling comedy <em>Gloria</em> looks like any ordinary woman confronting the familiar dilemmas of late middle age. For other reasons, though, you may feel as though you've met her before.<p>The film's director, Sebastian Lelio, is up to all kinds of mischief, the least of which is Gloria's abundant hairdo and outsized spectacles, which give her a slight but unmistakable resemblance to Dustin Hoffman in Sydney Pollack's beloved 1982 comedy, <em>Tootsie</em>. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 01:37:14 +0000 Ella Taylor 25564 at http://tpr.org Moving Through Middle Age, With A Song In Her Heart The Soundtrack Of Chilean Oppression And A "New Song" http://tpr.org/post/soundtrack-chilean-oppression-and-new-song <p>It’s a music and arts event which has ties to something that happened long ago and far away. Chile’s Salvador Allende was overthrown in coup forty years ago. The Allende period, and its aftermath, has been marked with an unusual metric.</p><p>"There was a real soundtrack that went along with the rise of the Allende government," said Trinity University’s David Spener. "And its fall due to the military overthrow, and the long dictatorship that followed it. And that soundtrack was known as <em>la nueva canción</em>, the Chilean new song.”</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:38:59 +0000 Jack Morgan 25488 at http://tpr.org The Soundtrack Of Chilean Oppression And A "New Song" In 'Violeta Went To Heaven,' A Folk Icon's Tempestuous Life http://tpr.org/post/violeta-went-heaven-folk-icons-tempestuous-life <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SChk4lmDCJU</p> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:03:00 +0000 editor 14753 at http://tpr.org In 'Violeta Went To Heaven,' A Folk Icon's Tempestuous Life An Independent Musical Voice From Chile: Diego Peralta http://tpr.org/post/independent-musical-voice-chile-diego-peralta <p>With undisputable pop leanings and an ear for a sweet vocal melody, Diego Peralta is one of the leading independent voices on the Chilean music scene in his hometown of Valparaiso.</p><p>Diego was one of only a few musicians representing Chile at this year's South By Southwest Music Festival (SXSW), and this was his first time in the United States.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:07:50 +0000 Chris Eudaily & Deirdre Saravia 8265 at http://tpr.org An Independent Musical Voice From Chile: Diego Peralta