victor jara

In Chile, the magnificent songs of the musician and poet Victor Jara pierce the silence of the curfew. 46 years after his death, Victor Jara continues to inspire the daily life of Chileans. His support for President Salvador Allende was fatal to him. On 11 September 1973, the very day of Augusto Pinochet’s coup, he was arrested by the junta before being tortured and killed by soldiers. “My God ! It’s like killing a nightingale “, reportedly denounced the poet Pablo Neruda after this assassination, before being also a victim of this bloody period of the dictatorship. Peinture 2019 / We can be heroes  Read More →

paris paris playlist by philippe cohen solal

Listen to an exclusive Parisian music selection by Philippe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project) Hand picked specially for the release of his latest EP A Paris – Mi Alma te ama, Philippe Cohen Solal of Gotan Project dug into what makes Paris vibrant to his ears. Old french popular songs to jazz standard and new hip hop trap songs by the new generation including Benjamin Biolay, Taxi Girl, Jacques Dutronc, Astor Piazzolla, Yael Naim, Gael Faye, Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Bardot and many other. Whether you are a fresh tourist planning to visit Paris or a long time parisien, you’ll find gems to make you fall inRead More →

aquarius vinyl

Philippe Cohen Solal (of Gotan Project) celebrates the 50th anniversary of Summer of Love, covering one of its anthems “Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In” of HAIR the musical which premiered on stage in October 1967. A complex but soothing modern reggae moombathon riddim carried by the ethereal harmonies of legendary Jamaican reggae singer Horace Andy (Massive Attack, Skylarking , Ain’t No Sunshine…) with a delivering coda sung by an empowering choir. ¡Ya Basta! Records asked two legends of the underground scene, somewhat connected to the spirituality of the song, to remix this take. First with an Afro House / Deep-House take of the masterRead More →