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Artist Alert: November 2013 | Article 19

6 December 2013

Newsletter from Article 19, published on article19.org on 5 December 2013: Art, in any form, constitutes a key medium through which information and ideas are imparted and received. Artist Alert, launched by ARTICLE 19 in 2008, highlights cases of artists around the world whose right to freedom of expression has …

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UK/Chile: Concert to commemorate singer Victor Jara

11 November 2009

To commemorate the Chilean singer-songwriter Victor Jara who was killed on 16 September 1973, a concert entitled ‘Last Words of Victor Jara’ is performed by pianist Steve Tromans and his band in Birmingham on 11 November 2009. The concert consists of a series of interlinked compositions dedicated to the message …

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Chile: Ex-soldier confessed to shooting singer Victor Jara

8 June 2009

On 26 May 2009 a former army conscript, José Adolfo Paredes Márquez, confessed his involvement in the assassination of the popular folk singer Victor Jara — 35 years after the torture and murder of the renowned Chilean folk singer 54-year-old ex-soldier José Adolfo Paredes Márquez was charged over the killing …

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Chile: Colonel charged with the murder of musician Victor Jara

19 May 2008

35 years after the torture and murder of the renowned Chilean folk singer and composer Victor Jara, a retired army colonel has been charged with the killing, reported the Associated Press Judge Juan Fuentes has ended an investigation and charged the retired colonel Mario Manriquez in the case, saying the …

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Chile: Country profile

25 February 2002

Music censorship and restrictions in Chile Excerpt from A Survey Of Censorship And Restrictions On Music In Spanish America by Jens Lohmann       Victor Jara (1932-1973) – his murder transformed his music into a symbol of struggle against repression across Latin America   Introduction (excerpt) Through a most …

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