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CANTO PARA UNA SEMILLA-CANTATA STA. MARĂ­A DE...
About Colectivo 97 performance on February 25th Colectivo 97 is a blend of three generations of musicians who cultivate the folk music of South America in its various expressions. Members of Colectivo 97 have combined their musical talent, experience and knowledge to put together these two musical cantatas to pay tribute to the art and legacy of Chilean poet, composer, folklorist, and visual artist, Violeta Parra, and to also remember a historical industrial dispute that ended with the massacre of nitrate miners in the northern chilean city of Iquique in 1907. Both compositions were done by chilean composer Luis Advis. Both cantatas share a common message of social justice, love and hope for a better and more just future for all. The ensemble of musicians performing brings together community members from several countries of origin and various professions and trades, who share a love for popular art that comes from people to the people. Assembling these two cantatas has been the fulfillment of a dream for the musicians, readers, and technical team of Colectivo 97. As with any art project, preparation of this work was full of diverse challenges as well as moments of beauty . In solidarity Colectivo 97