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The Roots of the Chilean New Song Music

Terry talks with three expatriate Chilean musicians who are practitioners of the New Song movement, a fusion folk style with a political slant born in the wake of Chile's recent political upheaval.


Folk Signers Holly Near and Ronnie Gilbert

Gilbert came to fame in the progressive folk group The Weavers, which served as a major influence on a young Near. The two started performing together in the 1950s but were blacklisted soon after. Recently reunited, they perform several songs for Fresh Air.

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