An encounter with songs by Victor Jara 50 years after his death
The year 2023 marked the 50th anniversary of the coup in Chile in which the composer Victor Jara was brutally murdered. As a tribute and recognition of his legacy, Alejandro Soto Lacoste (piano, guitar, accordion, vocals) and Ernesto Villalobos (pan flute, quena, flute, guitar) take a tour of the repertoire of this Chilean singer-songwriter who has influenced many generations of artists throughout the world shaped the world.
The program that Soto Lacoste and Villalobos present for the occasion draws from the most famous songs of the icon Jaras, mixed with songs from his own discography, in particular from the new album “Puente de luz” (Bridge of Light).
In this way they build a bridge between two generations. Soto Lacoste looks back to look further into the future, without forgetting the legacy of artists like Victor Jara, who have always fought for peace and a more just world.