La Población

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La Población
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Studio album by Víctor Jara
Released 1972
Recorded 1972
Genre Folk music
Protest music
Length 38:48
Label Odeon
Alerce
Warner
Producer Víctor Jara
Víctor Jara chronology
El derecho de vivir en paz
(1971)El derecho de vivir en paz1971
La Población
(1972)
Canto por travesura
(1973)Canto por travesura1973

La Población is a music album by Chilean folk singer and songwriter Víctor Jara, recorded and released in 1972[1] and reissued in 2001. It was recorded in homage of the struggle of people living in the poorest working class districts of Santiago de Chile, sometimes referred to as “shanty towns”. The album included the collaborative work between Jara and the Chilean writer Alejandro Sieveking.[1] The other artists included on the album were, Isabel Parra (on the opening track, "Lo único que tengo"), Bélgica Castro, Huamarí, and Cantamaranto .

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Víctor Jara except where indicated.[1]

  1. "Lo único que tengo" (The only thing I own)
  2. "En el río Mapocho" (In the Mapocho River)
  3. "Luchín"
  4. "La toma - 16 marzo 1967" (The takeover - 16 March 1967)
  5. "La carpa de las coligüillas"
  6. "El hombre es un creador" (Man is a creator)
  7. "Herminda de la Victoria" (Hymn of la Victoria) (Alejandro Sieveking, Jara)
  8. "Sacando pecho y brazo" (Rolling up your sleeves)
  9. "Marcha de los pobladores" (March of the town folk)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "La población (Víctor Jara), 1972". cancioneros.com. Retrieved May 31, 2016.