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Rafael Manríquez - "Tonada de gris silencio" [Behind the Scenes Documentary]
Chilean immigrant Rafael Manríquez plays all three guitar parts during the recording of his song "Tonada de gris silencio (The Tonada of Silent Gray)," which is featured on his Smithsonian Folkways album '¡Que Viva el Canto! Songs of Chile.' Manríquez was part of the Latin American Nueva Canción or "New Song" movement which took as its cause the safeguarding of homegrown folk music. In Chile, nueva canción quickly became political with the violent rise of the dictator Augusto Pinochet. Rafael Manríquez died in 2013. '¡Que Viva el Canto! Songs of Chile' is available on CD and Digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: Over one hundred years and three regions of Chilean folk song style are summed up in this contemporary musical tour-de-force led by singer, guitarist, and composer Rafael Manríquez and friends. Guitar and harp-driven country tonadas, Andean cachimbos with charango and quena, southern Chiloé island songs with accordion, political nueva canción, edgy urban cuecas, and more offer a glimpse of Chilean folk music of today in its eclectic diversity. Guest artists include Eduardo Peralta, Héctor Pavez, Pedro Yáñez and a dozen other mainstays of the Chilean folksong movement. 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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6 min 40 sec
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