The tonada is a form of poetic song created to captured the spirit of traditional South American rural life. Most popular in Chile, though present in many countries around Latin America, it is a deceptively simple form of music that tells deep and rich tales with its lyrics. In the 1960s and ’70s Chilean artists like Violeta Parra and Victor Jara infused tonadas with political commentary to form a new genre known as Nueva Canción.
More information: GuitarraChilena.cl extols the virtues of female tonada singers (cantoras)
COUNTRY: Chile etc.
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