Casa de las Américas to recall coup d’état in Chile

Casa de las Américas to recall coup d’état in Chile
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11 September 2023
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The Havana-based Casa de las Américas will on Monday host the 50th-Anniversary Concert in Chile, Coup, Life and Resistance, a musical tribute that will unite voices from both nations in this capital.

The event, which will take place at 5:00 p.m., local time, at the Che Guevara Hall of that cultural institution, will pay tribute on September 11 to the 50th anniversary of the military coup d’état against the Popular Unity Government led by President Salvador Allende.

The concert is part of the event Chile: Testimony and Memory 1973-2023, with which the cultural center will commemorate the anniversary of the coup until December, and which is complemented by events related to literature, visual arts and music.

Singer Cecilia Concha-Laborde, who has put her voice and her guitar at the service of rescuing Chile’s memory, truth and justice for those who suffered the adversities of the dictatorship, will perform in Cuba.

Among her projects, Songs against Forgetting stands out, which “tell stories about the dictatorship in my country, recording them in a common format and bringing them together to put together the plot of the story that we tell by singing,” the composer said on her website.

Meanwhile, national talents will be represented by Cuba-based Chilean singer songwriter Tato Ayres, musician Alejandro Valdés and the renowned singer songwriters Ariel Díaz, Eduardo Sosa, Heidi Igualada, Juan Carlos Pérez, Marta Campos and Miguel Díaz.

The event is sponsored by the Group of Relatives of Politically Executed Persons of Chile (AFEP), the Network of Memory Sites and the Popular Song Route in Chile, in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center.

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