Wednesday, 11 May 2011

A Heuch for Victor Jara!

If you live in Edinburgh or within easy reach, why not go along to what sounds like a cracking night on Saturday 14 May.
A tonic for all bruised activists. (and a celebration for jubilant ones), A Ceilidh for Victor Jara with the Cosmic Ceilidh Collective is at the Tollcross Community Centre in Embra, @ 7.00pm. £10/8 -
Victor Jara was a theatre director and folk singer/songwriter who infused Chile and South America's cultural identity in the 60's and early 70's with a pride and respect for its local roots. He was tortured and killed during the days of Pinochet's military coup in 1973, and became synonymous with the Chilean resistance to Pinochet.
His widow, Joan Jara and one of her daughters, Manuela Bunster will be present at the Ceilidh. They set up the Victor Jara Foundation, which will receive the proceeds of this ceilidh. It exists to preserve the memory of VĂ­ctor’s artistic heritage and works on a range of cultural and human rights projects.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this. The Jaras are in the UK and have been practising the Gay Gordon and the Highland Fling for their very first ceilidh. They'll be on great form! Hope to see you there. A little bit of history right on your doorstep!