Global Notes: Remembering Facundo Cabral

July 20, 2011

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Cabral's most famous song, "No Soy de Aqui, Ni Soy de Alla," was recorded about 700 times in 27 languages.

Facundo Cabral, the legendary populist Argentinean singer, was killed July 9 while on tour in Guatemala. He and his concert promoter were on the way to the airport when two vehicles opened fire on their car, bringing a shocking end to one of the most unique journeys in Latin American music. First, we'll hear two Chicagoans from Argentina, Claudia Freed and Marta Farion, reflect on Cabral's legacy. Then, Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia talk with Elbio Barilari, a composer and professor of Latin Music Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago, about Cabral’s career and legacy in folk music.

 

In the live radio version of this segment, it was erroneously stated that Facundo Cabral's promoter was also killed. The mistake is corrected in this online version.

 

Track List

1. No Soy de Aqui, Ni Soy de Alla

2. Manhatan Nocturno

3. Entre Pobres

4. Este es un Nuevo Día

 

Watch a live performance of Facundo Cabral's "No Soy de Aqui, Ni Soy de Alla"