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Agustin and Alma Lira Songs of Struggle & Hope SFW40567 CD
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FormatAudio CD
Ordering NumberSFW40567
labelSmithsonian Folkways
Release date26/08/2016

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      A powerhouse of the farmworker and Chicano civil rights movements, social activist Agustín Lira spun out songs that fueled the pioneering political theater group Teatro Campesino. From the United Farmworkers grape strike in 1965 through the next half-century of his original music with a message, Lira tenaciously tells the truth as he sees it. On Songs of Struggle and Hope, he and his trio Alma treat us to signature songs of La Causa as well as to new creations that speak of homelessness, child obesity, personal loss, and hope for the future. 61 minutes, 40-pages of bilingual notes and photos.

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      CD 1
      • 1.Quihubo Raza (Whats Happening, People)03:56
      • 2.El inmigrante (The Immigrant)05:04
      • 3.Juan Cortina03:39
      • 4.Alma (Soul/Spirit)03:27
      • 5.Gregorio Cortez03:11
      • 6.Summer Winds (Vientos de verano)04:19
      • 7.Los Zapatistas (The Zapatistas)03:52
      • 8.The Leaf04:42
      • 9.If You're Homeless03:02
      • 10.El indio (The Indian)03:22
      • 11.Taps for Coke04:02
      • 12.She Won't Be There04:11
      • 13.I Have Been Here Forever03:39
      • 14.The Old Man (El Viejo)04:37
      • 15.Ser como el aire libre (Be Free Like the Wind)02:44
      • 16.When I Die03:11
      • Total:01:00:58