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Agustín Lira and Alma - "Alma (Soul/Spirit)" [Studio Session]
Agustín Lira and Alma perform “Alma (Soul/Spirit)," from 'Songs of Struggle and Hope,' Lira’s first full-length album with Smithsonian Folkways. 'Songs of Struggle and Hope by Agustín Lira' is available on CD and Digital. Stream/purchase/download: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: More info: A powerhouse of the farmworker and Chicano civil rights movements, social activist Agustín Lira spun out songs that fueled the pioneering political theater group Teatro Campesino. From the United Farmworkers grape strike in 1965 through the next half-century of his original music with a message, Lira tenaciously tells the truth as he sees it. On Songs of Struggle and Hope, he and his trio Alma treat us to signature songs of La Causa as well as to new creations that speak of homelessness, child obesity, personal loss, and hope for the future. 61 minutes, 40-pages of bilingual notes and photos. This album is the 44th in the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions Series of Latino music albums, produced with support from the Smithsonian Latino Center. Un proponente del movimiento de los trabajadores campesinos y por los derechos civiles chicanos, el activista social Agustín Lira produjo canciones que alentaron al Teatro Campesino, grupo pionero del teatro político. Desde la huelga de las uvas de los trabajadores del campo unidos (United Farmworkers) en 1965 a través de la siguiente mitad de siglo por medio de su música original con mensaje, Lira tenazmente cuenta la verdad como la ve. En Cantos de Lucha y Esperanza (Songs of Struggle and Hope), él y su Trio Alma nos brindan tanto canciones de La Causa como creaciones nuevas que hablan del desamparo, la obesidad juvenil, la pérdida personal, y la esperanza para el futuro. Este álbum es el número 44 de la serie de Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions de álbumes de música latina, producidos con el apoyo del Smithsonian Latino Center. Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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3 min 35 sec
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