PAREDON

RECORDS P-1025 STEREO

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:

ExpresiOn Joven
(Voice of Youth) accompanied by Los Macetongos

performed by

all songs © 1974 Paredon Records
on behalf of tile composers

photo: lawrence

Simon

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Located between Cuba and Puerto Rico and sharing its land area with the Republic of Haiti. Ubicada en el Mar Caribe entre Cuba y Puerto Rico.men who have written this history with their OWll blood. was the driving force in the war of restoration of independence from Spain in 1863. the Dominican Republic has the same long history of misery and repression as all of Latin America. with its own long history of struggles. The struggle of our people for their liberty and independence as a nation has left a long list of martyrs. predominando esta ultima. interests established the basis for the development of capitalism in our country. La segunda en 1965. Marines who bloodied our land. Republica Dominicana la nombraron siglos mas tarde los fund adores de la nacion. precursor de la lueha vantiimperialisra. leader of the constitutionalist revolution of 1965.S. Francisco Alberto Caamano Dirigente de la revolucion constitucionallsta de 1965 convertido en Comandante Roman en el desembarco guerrillero de Playa Caracoles rn 1973. and North Americans in our own time. who called it Hispaniola. cur apostle. Manola Tavares Justo. Estas potencias nos han saqueado y han dejado nuestro territorio y nuesttas conciencias profundamente marcados. Con una Iarga historia de rniseria y opresion. in 1916. Hispaniola la Ilarnaron los espanoles. and martyr of the guerrilla movement of Manaelas in 1963 which revolted against the military coup which overthrew Juan Bosch. became Commandante Roman in the guerrilla landing of Playa Caracoles in 1913. jefe del Moyimiento Revolucionario 14 de Junio-la mayor organizacion de masas de nuestra bistoria=-y martir del rnovimiento guerrillero de Manac1as en 1963 que se subJevo contra e1 golpe milltar que derroco a Bosch. The Dominican Republic is an agricultural country where large-scale farming is not yet developed.S. precursor of the anti-imperialist struggle. Las luchas de este pueblo por su Iibertad e lndependencia como nacion. the founders of the nation renamed it the Dominican Republic. This looting has left deep scars on our consciousness as well. transformo el movimiento interne de vuelta a [a eonsti tueionalidad de 1963 (al Gobiemo de Juan Bosch derrocado en ese ana) par el ala reaccienaria de los rnilitares en guerra patria antiimperialista ante la presencia de 42. se descubrio una isla en e1 Mar Caribe. Durante este periodo. han dejado una larga lista de martires. propulsor de la guerra restauradora de la independencia en 1863. forjador de la construccion de la nacion en 1844. que nos dejo de triste herencia la "Tiraaia de Trujillo. Una. Republica Dorninicana es un pais agricola donde no se desarrolla la agroindustria: donde hay gran des extensiones de terrenos baldios en manes de terratenientes criollos 0 empresas extranjeras. tortures. en 1916. 2 En 1492. a product of the mixing of races. Caamano. in 1965. Los norteamericanos en nuestra epoca. Duarte. cernpartiendo su tertrtorio con Haiti. franceses e ingleses durante la colonia y la primera republica.THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: A PEOPLE STRUGGLE IN THE CARIBBEAN IN REPUBLICA DOMIN1CANA: el Caribe Un pueblo en lucha en In 1492 an island was discovered in the Caribbean Sea by Spaniards. in which the Spanish and African cultures intertwine. Nos ban legado tambien una nacion de mulatos-producto de Ia rnezcla de razas-en la que entrelazan las cultw:as espanola y africana. Centuries later. heroes and martyrs. It has been crow. Luperon. vertebrador del rnovimiento de resistencia antitrujilllsta. French and English during the colonial period and the First Republic. de triste recordacion para 10. transformed tbe internal movement for return to the ccnstitutlonality of 1963 (the government of Juan Bosch which was toppled by the reactionary wing of the mllitary in that year) into a patriotic anti-imperialist war because of the presence of 42.ned with the presence of great . with the African part predominating. head of the 14th of June Revolutionary Movement (the largest mass organization in our history). The second. The mineral wealth is controlled by multinational corporations like Gulf and Western.000 marines yanquis que ensangrentaron nuestra tierra. There are large expanses of uncultivated land now in the hands of native landowners or foreign companies. Republica Domlnicana es un pais como todos los de America Latina. en .000 U. Luperon. Perc tambien han coronado nuestra historta con la presencia de grandes hombres que ban escrito con su propia sangre gran parte de nuestra lucha. Esa historia incluye dos invasiones nortearnericanas en menos de 50 anos. Espanoles. mediante el despojo y la barbaric. In this history also are two North American invasions in less than 50 years. vivo ejemplo de entrega y dedicacion a Ja causa del pueblo y resumen de gran des esperanzas para la patria oprimida. apostol inmaculado. U. con Una larga historia de luehas y luchadores. left us with the sad inheritance of tbe "Tyranny of Trujillo" -32 years of crimes. Another legacy is our racial make-up. This history bas been marked from its beginning by the plundering of its riches by powerful foreigners: the Spanish." 32 anos de crimenes. a living example of devotion and dedication to the cause of the people and a symbol of the great hopes of an oppressed country. Francisco Alberto. forged the construction of the nation in 1844. Esa historia desde sus iniclos esta rnarcada por la bota saqueadora de las poteneias extranjeras. During this tragic period of looting and barbarity. persecutions and obscurantism. One. Duarte. persecusiones y oscurantismo.15 dominicanos. se sientan las bases para el desarrollo del capitalisrno en nuestro pais. torturas. for we are a nation of mulattos. Manolo Tavares Justo was the backbone of the anti-Trujillo resistance movement.

tile prisons are jammed with those who dare to fight back. conscious of the time in which they are living. Groups of artists among our people. Grupos de artistas en nuestro pueblo." 3 . las carceles estan abarrotadas de luchadores. and to place themselves on the side of the people with their voices.. conscientes de la hera que se esta viviendo. From the trenches of art. In our country. believing with all Dominicans that "tile time is coming. Expresion Joven. never gives up the struggle for a better world. their poems and songs. historically so brutalized. los obreros perciben sueldos de miseria por la venta de su fuerza de trabajo.photo: Howte Epsteln·LJberatlon News Service Alcoa. el turisrno. the cement industry. most peasants have no land and the workers receive miserable wages for their labor power. Unemployment finds more and more men and women daily in the long lines of desperation. En esa Iucha se integtan todos los sectores de la poblacion. GuU and Western is gobbling up the entire national economy through diverse activities such as the sugar industry... Expresion J oven Sings the songs of hope and struggle of the exploited. de gran resistencla y capacidad de lucha. to the students. basta los artistas e intelectuales-c-obrercs del arte-pasando por los obreros=fuerza basica de la trausformacion revolucionaria=-y los estudiantes. from the simple man of the countryside who is claiming his land to the artists and intellectuals (workers in art). a new society. guitarras. las calles enrojecen con 1a sangre de los inconforrnes con este estado de cosas .. las libertades languidecen. and so on. born and developed in the beat of this struggle. el que las riquizas erineras se entregan a las companias rnultinacionales como la Gulf & Western. But this people of our.. pais en el que la Gulf & Western esta engullendo toda la economia nacional a traves de multiples actividades: el azucar. La Falconbridge. la Alcoa. their guitars. III burguesia dependiente entrega eomplaciente las riquezas del pueblo a los amos extranjeros. etc. En nuestro pais. are beginning to assume with greater responsibility their role as the workers of art. liberty languishes. En este pueblo nuestro. tan golpeado por la historia. the tourist industry. la industria del cernento. gran cantidad de nines quedan anualmente sin escuelas. poesias y canciones . with a great capacity for resistance and struggle. the dependent bourgeoisie complacently hands over more and more of the riches belonging to our people to foreign bosses every day." and working toward making that cry a reality. consciente de la necesidad de hacer realidad ese grito convertido en cancion que dice come todos los dominicanos de que' 'esta llegando la hora. de una nueva sociedad.. los campesinos no tienen tierras. In this struggle all sectors of the people are being integrated. Meanwhile. never loses hope. estan asumiendo cada vez con mas responsabilidad su papel de obreros del arte y poniendo del lado del pueblo sus voces. Falconbridge. beach-front properties. from the working class which is the basic force of revolutionary transformation. desde el sencillo hombre del campo-reclamando sus tierras-. Expresion Joven is a part of this nucleus of artists of conscience. Large numbers of children annually are unable to go to school. advancing with them on the path toward freedom. desde la trinchera del arte. no pierde las esperanzas y Iucha por la construccien de un rnundo mejer. las playas . and the streets are reddened with the blood of those who cannot conform to this state of affairs. Mientras tanto. Perc este pueblo nuestro. In our country. el desempleo hace engrosar cadadia mas hombres y rnujeres a las filas de La desesperscion. canto en sus cornposieiones las lucbas y esperanaas de los explotados y avanza junto a ell os por la senda libertaria. Expresion Joven como parte de ese nucleo de artistas eonscientes nace y se desarrolla en el fragor de esa lucha.

]0 mid-1974 the group toured Canada. escuelas. sindicatos. Cornpana a. Puerto Rico and New York (where more than 300. The country was in a difficult situation. in the towns. repeating for each receptive ear that liberation is drawing nearer. Habriendo para eJ pueblo una brecha de esperanza . es e grupo de jovenes cantantes abandonaba la cornodidad del prestigio comercial y empezaba a trillar este difieil camino. cultural clubs and workers' organizations. Abra las rejas senor gobierno.. barrios.HOW DID EXPRESION JOVEN START? COMO COMIENZA EXPRESJON JOVEN? After months of discussion and long reflection. Ano: 1973. Sus frentes pobladas de futuro y las manes florecidas de fusiles redentores. POI' campos y ciudades. with its message of optimism. A bordo de un moto-velero. barrios. 4 HOW DOES THE GROUP WORK? Expresion Joven (Voke of Youth) has travelled all across the Dominican Republic during the last year and a half under the sponsorship of provincial and national student groups." Luego de meses de dlscusion y largas refleziorres.. En Diciernbre de ese mismo ano grabo . Expresion Joven hizo de este sentido reclamo su bandera. EI pals se eneontraba en una situacion dificil. Expresion Joven. cua ro voces y un solo ideal. heroe de la revolucion de Abril 1965." which quickly became the anthem of the movement. el grupo Expresion J oven llegaba con u.•. A partir de Junio de 1973. with the political parties on the receiving end of strong repression by the Balaguet government. ['os _partidos politicos estaban recibiendo una fuerte represion del gobierno del presidente Balaguer. todo el pais lIevando su mensaje a todos los rincones de Ia patria. universidades. In June of 1973. Nueve hombres. a movement with tremendous support from all sections of the population. founded by Col. Last December. asociaciones de es tudi antes provinciales y nacionales y sindicatos obreros. situacion economlca y politica que vive el pais. Reclenremente el grupo realize una gira por Canada. Hablando con el pueble a traves de canciones y poemas. is organizing an international Festival of New Song. opening a door of hope. filling their songs with confidence in tomorrow. a1 poco tiempo S6 declaraba publieamente que el coronel Caamano caia abatido por las balas de las fuerzas armadas entrenadas por la mision militar norte americana .. .. En las rnontanas del pais se habia declarado un foco guerrilleto cornandado por el coroue] Francisco Alberto Caamano Deno.. que ESTA LLEGANDO LA HORA! COMO FUNCIONA EL GRUPO? Expresion Joven. when nine other young men landed in a motorboat at Playa Caracoles with the future in their faces and their hands flowering with guns. nivel nacional e intemacional que canto con el apoyo de todos los sectores de la poblaciou. clubes culturales.n mensaje de optimismo. Senalando que la revolucion no habia rnuerto." su primer seucillo. this group of young singers abandoned the comforts of commercial prestige and entered on the difficult road of people's artists. poblando sus canciones de confianza en el manana llamando al pueblo a protagonizar su historia repitiendo antes cada oido atenro que la liberation se acerca . La gira fue organizada en colaboracion can el Comite Permanents por la Libertad de los Presos Politicos y el regreso de los exiliados en coordinacion can el Comite Pro Defensa de los Derechos Humanos en la Republica Dominicana con asiento en Nueva York. Playa Caracoles. together with the Workers General Center (CGT). Caamano had been felled by bullets of the Dominican Armed Forces trained by a North American military mission. the group joined the solidarity campaign to free all political prisoners. hero of the April 1965 revolution. Expresion Joven actualmente organiza junto a 1a Central General de Trabajadores (CGT) un festival Internacional de Nueva Cancion can sede en Santo Domingo. They began to travel the country singing. February of 1973. Mes: Febrero. Senor Governor. and in co-ordination with the New York Committee for Human Rights in the Dominican Republic. schools. Puerto Rico y Nueva York donde viven mas de 300. cultural clubs and universities. to carry their message. Alberto Caarnano Detro. La sltuacion se tornaba confuse . signifying that the revolution had not died. Much confusion was shown when it was publicly declared that Col. A guerrilla foco was begun in the mountains.000 Dominicans live who were forced to emigrate due to the present economic and political situation) under the sponsorship of the Permanent Committee for the Liberation of Political Prisoners and Return of Exiles. Sus presentationes son promovidas a traves de organizaciones de base populates tales como clubes culturales. which will take place in Santo Domingo in November of 1974.. Expresion Joven arrived just then.000 dominicanos quienes en su mayoria se hall vista forzados a emigrar par III.. that "THE TIME IS COMING. Comenzaron a carninar el pais precisarnerrte en el memento mas dificil. at exactly the most difficult moment. calling 011 the people to take the leading role in their history. cancion que se convirtio en el himno de esa jornada. ha recorrido en su ano y medio de vida. Talking with the people through their songs and poems. they recorded the song "Open the Prison Doors.. se unio a la compana de solldaridad can los presos politicos.

Su incorporacion al grupo. FRANCISCO "CHlCO" GONZALEZ has been all orator and a precocious writer since childhood and part of Expresion Joven since it originated." a song which bad its roots in the assassination of Sagrario Diaz. PORO EDUARDO LOPEZ: Su trabajo de interprete de Nueva Can don cornienza COil Expresion Joven.Tn February of 1973. RAMON LEONARDO: Compositor y arreglista naeido en Santiago de los Caballeros. de dcnde deserto para dedi carse al trabajo deJ arte popular. se une a Expresion Joven y desde entonces trabaja junto al grupo en la proyeccion de la Nueva Cancion en Republica Dorninicana. At the end of that year. Ramon Leonardo comparte su trabajo en el grupo COD sus estudios de Economia. At the present time he is also a senior in High School. Asi mismo musicaliza poemas de autores dominicanos tales como Mateo Morrizon. travelling through the towns of Cibao. Joining the group was the beginning of his involvement with the New Song movement and he feels that hisartistic work has gained meaningand consistency through this participation. He was a seventh term law student when he abandoned his studies in order to dedicate himself to people's art. He was born 19 years ago in Sal] Juan de la Maguana. a student killed during the police siege of the Autonomous University of San to Domingo on April 4. Dentro del grupo desernpena las funciones de declamador y compositor. Manuel del Cabral and Pedro MiT. he joined the group with the idea of unifying forces to consolidate the new song movement in his country. He was born in Santiago de los Caballeros. he has composed and arranged his own material as well as doing the music for his comrade.ARE THE MEMBERS OF THE GROUP? QUIEN ES EN EL GRUPO? MANUEL DE JESUS: Se inicia en la cancion social con "Sagrario. Manuel de Jesus nacio en San Juan de la Maguana-en el sur del pais-hace 19 anos. PURO EDUARDO LOPEZ is 19 years old. and began to compose on social themes iII the 70's. Ramon is also a student of economics. Before he joined the group. in the northern part of the country. in the southern part of the country. ciudad del norte del pais. 5 . and was born ill Moca. Chico Gonzalez. the northern region of the country. On behalf of the group. Es estudiante de Odontologia en una universidad privada. He has also made musical settings for the poetry of several Dominican poets including Mateo Morrison. Nacio en Villa Gonzalez-Santiago-en 1949. Dentro del gnlpo cornpone y musicaliza tanto sus propias composiciones como las de so cornpanero Chico Gonzalez. with his message." cancion compuesta a raiz de asesinato de la estudiante Sagrario Diaz durante el cerco policial a la Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo 1314 de Abril de 1972. and plays guitar on this record. which he sees as a more effective means of struggle. Ramon se inicia como can Ian te y compositor de temas soeiales pOI' los anos 70. Fue estudiante hasta septima semestre de Derecho. At present he is a student of dentistry in a private university. he joined Expresion J oven in order to help spread the New Song throughout the Dominican Republic. CHICO GONZALES: Declamador desde su infancia y escritor precoz Chico forma parte de Expresion Joven desde sus inicios. Recorre los pueblos de Cibao=region norte del pais-llevando se arte y su rnensaje. Chico was prominent in the student movement. MANUEL DE JESUS began to sing socially significant songs with his performance of "Sagrario.' Pure cuenta con 19 al10S y nacie en Moca. Accualmente es estndiante de termlno de la Escuela Secundaria. considerandolo Ull medio mas eficaz para las luchas reivindicativas. "Ie da sentido 'j consistencia a su trabajo artistico . a finales de ese mismo ano.WHO . Manuel del Cabral y Pedro Mil'. In the group he functions as a composer and as the narrator. 1972. En Febrero de 1973 se une a Expre ion Joven can Ia idea de unificar fuerzas y sentar bases solidas para la eonsolidacion del movemiento de Nueva Canciou en el pais. segun sus propias palabras. RAMON LEONARDO is a composer and arranger. He was born in Villa GonzalesSantiago-in 1949. Mas tarde. Antes se habia destacado en el movimiento estudiantil.

1967. 2 (April 191J).S. S. Juan: The Unffnlshed Republle BIBLIOGRAFIA: Experiment: (New York: De Galindez.. PI/rei Eduardo Lopez] York barrio during recent visit.. Arte y Cine. 1965) Crasweller. John Civil War (Garden Co. No. MacMillan. vm.A. (Santiago: Editorial del Pacifico. Crisis y Com and os (La Habana. Gilberte: TrujUIo: EI constructor de una nadonaIidad (La Habana.eonurdo." Vol. [/10 r: Malluel BIBLIOGRAPHY: Besch. Fred and locker. 4th ed. Vin tage Books. No.ypresiol/ Jov eu performing ill a New Rail/oil l. Cultural. New York. 11495. 17 (November 1970)." (New Yerk. V. Carmen: Historia del feminismo en la Republica Dominicana (Ciudad Trujillo: Imp. Carlos Maria: The Dominican Republic and Repression (New York. Power and til e Domin ican Republic" Latin American Radicalism (New York. Aidin the Dominican Republic. 1938) NACLA Newsletter: "Flow U. Military Apparatu . Clase. 1956) Diaz Santana. ]966) City. Michael: "The Violence of Dom ina lion: U. (~rE. Santo Domingo. 19721 Barlow: Overtaken by Events: The Dominican Crisis-From the Fall of Trujillo to the Marlin. Franklin J.D . No.. Robert D. 19(6) Goff. 1972).: Trujillo: The Life and Times of a Caribbean Dictator (New York. 1946) Sanchez Cordova. Arismendi: Desarrollo y decomposicion de la eeonomla dominicaua (Santo Domingo: Impresiones M. ··U.4 (April 1974) 6 .S." Vol. 1969) Guitierrez. IV.: La Republlca Dominicana. Jesus: La Era de Trujillo. Aid Shapes the Dominican Police. Doubleday & obrero dominlcanm su Jarga y dificiJ marcha" AHORA! (Santo Domingo. 1967) Lara Fernandez. S. Mario Emilio: "EI Movimiento Democracy in the Dominican Praeger. 1969) Franco. "The U." Vol. Monthly Review Press. "Dominican Republic-Military 'Democracy'. Berkeley.S.photo: Victor CamUo Members de Jesus. 7 Mayo 1973) Sanchez Lustrino. Un estudio casuistico de dictadura 11ispanoamericana .

pnoto: NACLA during U. New York. COMITE PRO D.S.Y. Write them for details. Canada North American Congress on Latin America [NACLAJ Box 57. photo: NACLA Revolutionary forces ill Sauro Domingo streets during Caamano [balding mall in ligln clothing. and they welcome your interest. USA. NW. Toronto. They also publish a newsletter.Y. New York.C. 10033. ORGANlZING PACKET-Dominican Republic: Oppression and Strnggle. Each packet $2. far leftJ. prepared by the Quisqueya taskforce.. Station A. 1500 Farragut St. This packet can be obtained from EPICA.. Washington Heights Station. Ontario. 10025 This responsible research group has several publications dealing with the Dominican Republic and documenting United States involvement in the dictatorships.00. Marine bends over worker murdered 1965 u prisin g in Sallto Domingo. In early 1975 they will publish a full-length pamphlet on tile Dominican Republic to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the U. led by Francisco Alberto . N. Wash" D.R. Cathedral Station. military invasion.S.ElFENSA DERECHOS HUMANOS EN LA REPUBLICA DOMlNlCANA (Commit ee for the Defense of Human Rights in the Dominican Republic) Box SIb. Telephone: (212) 874-9630. The New York-based committee organizing support for civil rights struggles in the D.RECOMMENDED SOURCES OF INFORMATION: Latin American Working Group [LA WGj Box 6300. 7 1965 uprising. N. 20011.

mas 0 materia Esa ideas SOIl solo espejo son el manana. Mr. se cierran v con elias hombres sepuJtados en vida Todavia se pretende encarcelar a las ideas. The worker comes down to the city al mosl dragging h is feet from the weight of h is suffering. President that 311 idea can be imprisoned. travelling a passageway tha t leads to the sol itude of a cell.Side I. they are no longer there. President. President for what' they think Mr. They are the morning with its reflection. nunca pretenda mererla presas.. men buried in life. Those ideas are onlv a mirror.. President since their ideas. Jail doors that open and close. Open the jails Mr. . ya 110 estan elias Y es que no es cierto senor gobierno que alguna idea. Inside these walls. con su reflejo Abra las rejas Senor gobierno para que salgan Senor gobierno los que estan presos Senor gobierno par 10 que plensan Senor gobierno pues sus ideas. behind those bars. And. Mr. Abra las rejas Senor gobierno. senor gobierno nunca esruvieron. Senor gobierno a las ideas. puede estar presa And it's not true Mr. SENOR GOBIERNO Letra: Chico Gonzalez Musica: Ramon Leonardo Miro hacia rodas partes )' a uno y otro lado . but not an object. Still they pretend to imprison ideas. Look how much he has suffered. Mr. Open the ja it doors Mr. carceles pas os perdidos recorriendo un pasillo que conduce a la soledad de u ria celda Rejas que se abren . lost steps. President have never been behind-the bars And it" s not true Mr. Because an idea can be a song a smile or a poem. PRESIDENT Translation: Laura Engler Perez Llook in all directions. open the jails. and to one side and the other-jails. President never pretend that ideas can be imprisoned. Presiden t that an idea can be imprisoned. Band 2: (4:05) CASAS DE CARTON Musics y letra: Ali Primera Que rriste e aye la Iluvia en las casas de carton Que triste! vive mi gente ell las casas de carton Viene bajando el obrero casi arrastrando sus pases por el peso del sufrir Mira que mucho ha sufrido 8 CARDBOARD HOUSES Translation: Laura Engler Perez Haw sadly falls the rain on the houses of cardboard. with them. rras esas rejas. President so they can leave Porque In idea. President those who were imprisoned Mr. En esos muros. . puede ser canto sonrisa 0 verso. puede estar presa.Band 1: (3:20) ABRA LAS REJAS. OPEN THE JAIL BOUSE DOORS MR. abra las rejas] Side 1. tras de las rejas Y es que no clerro senor gobierno que alguna idea. Haw sadly live my people in the houses of cardboard.

Children the color of my earth whose riches consist of scars and worms and for lhi . violated the frontiers. hope. Quisimos ser mas olvidar la pena . espera.. Today is the same as yesterday. How sadly falls the rain on the houses of cardboard. remember when hope fell in the sierra Remember the flavor of snails in the night. . sedlentos. to forget the pain . In times of struggle remember when hope feU in the sierra (2x) Your body perfumed Yow: breasts my body. la entrega . Que triste se aye 11'1 lluvia en las casas de carton Nines color de mi tierra con sus mismas cicatrices millonarios de lornbrices Y por eso . ( scaled the slopes. he leaves his pregnant wife.. How sadly . he 10 es himself in the jungle. eager. Remember. We planted the seed on the long road of hope larga espera espera. It's his world without tomorrow... I loved you that night in times of struggle. . ansiosos escale tus laderas viole tus fronteras gimieron los huesos esa neche de guerra En tiempos de guerra recuerda cay a la esperanza en la sierra (Zx) Tu carne. . muchos aDOS Look at.mira que pesa el sufrir Arriba deja Ia mujer prenada Abajo e ta la ciudad y se pierde en su marana hayes 10misrno que ayer es su mundo sin manana. longing. Below. sembramos en el camino de la LOVE IN THE STRUGGLE Translation: Laura Engler Perez In times of struggle... 9 hope. perfume mi.. Above.... But the boss has for years-for so many yearsbeen chewing the worker. espera . is the city. Que triste viven los ninos en las casas de carton Que alegre 'liven Los perros en casa del explotador Ud . Band 3: (2:25) AMOR EN LA GUERRA Letra: Chico Gonzalez Muska: Ramon Leonardo En tiernpos de guelTa recuerda cayo la esperanza en la sierra Recuerda savor a caracoles en la neche recuerda morena te arne esa neche ell tiempos de guern Florecieron tus pechos rnacizos. hope . carne un beso. We wanted more. How gayly live the dogs in the hou se of the ex ploi ter... You're not going to believe this but there are chools for dogs and they give them an education so that they don 't chew the daily paper.Tive the children in the houses of cardboard. the weight of his suffering. flowered firm. no va a creer perc hay escuelas de perros y les dan educacion pa' que no muerdan los diaries pero el patron hace anos. the surrender. A kiss. and the bones wailed 011 [hat night of struggle.. . black woman. que esta mordiendo I'llobrero Que triste se aye 11'1lluvia en las casas de carton Que lejos pasa 11'1speranza e en las casas de carton Side 1. How sadly falls the rain all the houses of cardboard How distant is hope in the houses of cardboard.

Si molesto can rni canto si hay alguien que no quiere oir te aseguro quees un gringo o un dueno de mi pais.03) A DESALAMBRAR! Musica y letra: Daniel Viglierf (Poem a del dam inican 0 Mil teo Morrison. Someone more ragged than ourselves will rise up with hoe and machete. what they produce is ours too? (Chorus) Tear down the fences! Tear them down! The land is ours. muchacha morena Tu amor y la guerra la espera aun espera muchacha morena tu am or y Is guerra To flower in arms In mankind one people responding to the doubt dispersing the f~ar. Side]. and our history can be a different one. destroying divisive fences. de Pedro. Maria. Minutes y comenzariamos a orgauizarnos. Teal' down the fences] (2x) If my song bothers If there's someone I assure you be's a or a big landowner someone. who doesn't wall! to hear.) A desalarnbrar. Someone will rebel. but all was in vain. yielding to the force. of my country. tormented by time. 10 . And immediately we would organize. and we will hear his voice. Someone will shou t. Band 4: (5. porque algulen gritara y oiremos su voz extendida en este arrnazaron de miedo alguien mas harapierito que nosotros se rebelara can azadas y machetes y diremos que su silencio fue tormenta adormeeida por el tierupo Alguien se rebelara destruyendo alarnbradas divisorias y reclarnando arnor para su siernbra) A desalambrar e2x) Open your eyes. black woman. 311ddemanding love for his children. your love and the struggle. The hope-black woman.Florecer en armas En hombres. and we will say that his silence was sleeping. que la tierra es nuestra.) A desalambrar (3xJ TEAR DOWN THE FENCES Translation: Barbara Dane and Laura Engler Perez Teal' down the fences (3x) Iask you people. gringo. mas todofue vane Is espera aun espera. Juan y Jose (2x) Tear down theiences! (2x) Yo pregunto a los presentes si no se han puesto a pensar que esta tierra es de nosorros y no del que tenga mas Yo pregunto si en In tierra nunca habra pensado Ud. que SI las ruanos son nuestras es nuestro 10 que nos den (Coro. un pueblo responder la duda disipar el rniedo Doblegar 18 fuerza. par e I gru po Expresion Joven. Maria. H belongs to you and them. did you ever stop to think that this land is ours. to Pedro. es tuya y de aquel. your love and the struggle. and n01 his who" owns" so much of it? I ask if on the land you have never thought that if the hands that work are ours. incerporado a Ia canclon. de Juan y Jose (2x) A desalambrar (2x) (Abril' de parpados y puede se aha nuesrra historia. spread through this skeleton of fear. a desalambrar.

Yes. the time is coming! Tear down the fences. Band 5: (4:09) ESTA LLEGANDO LA HOM Muska y letra: Ramon Leonardo Esta lIegando. la hora de abrir los libros. Open a furrow and reap tile earth. Yes. campesino de ernpezar a luchar si. the time is coming! Yes. Esta lIegando. the time is comingl 11 . Workers. Esta Ilegando. la hora. estudiantes esta llegando la nora. Yes. Side 1. The time is coming! (2x) My people. -the lands of Alcoa and Falconbridge. The time is coming! (2x) Peasants. cbreros de ernpezar a Iuchar Si. mi pueblo la tierra p'a campesino si. la hora De ver tus manes duenos del hierro De ver Ia industria nacer en ti Obreros. (Chorus) Tear down the fences (repeated) -the lands of Gulf and Western. Esra lIegando. Peasants.y learn To defend OUl" homeland. to begin the struggle. busque Ia uelTa que lleve el nornbre de su pais Mi pueblo. esta Uegando la hera. to begin the struggle! Yes.. Esta llegando. campesinos Esta llegando la hora . la hora. la hera (2x) Esta lIegando. Yes. esta lIegando Ia hora si. to begin the struggle. workers. (2x) Esta llegando. THE TIME IS COMmG Translation: Laura Engler Perez The time is coming (2x) Workers. the land for the peasant! Yes. students. obreros. the time is coming! Open your books that you ma. the time is coming! Yes. take the land. -the bars of the prisons. students. Si. Ia bora. la hora Que el extranjero. workers. tomar la tierra abrir un surco y cosechar Campesinos. the time is coming. campesino.. the industry for the worker! Yes. mi pueblo esta llegando la hora si.(Coro:) A desalarnbrar a desalambrar las tierras de la G&W A desalrnbrar las tierras de tedos los terratenientes A desalambrar las tierras de Alcoa y Falconbridge A desalarnbrar las tierras en aparceria A desalambrar las rejas de las prisiones. my people. esta Ilegando la hora Si. the time is coming. para aprender nuestra patria. my people. the time is coming! The time is coming! (2x) Students. Students. my people. -lhe lands of all the big landowners. the time is coming. my people. mi pueblo la industria para 61 obrero si. esta Uegando la hora Si. the time is coming To see. la hora Quitar alambres. the time is coming When th e foreigner seeks the Iand which bears the name of his country. -the lands worked by the sharecroppers. the time is coming! Yes. your hands the owners of your tools To see industry begin with you. (2x) Esta llegando mi pueblo. esta l1egando la hora. cstudiantes. defender Estudiantes. Esta lIegando. cbreros. my people. mi pueblo de empezar a Iuchar si. Yes. estudiantes de empezar a Iuclrar si. mi pueblo esta lIegando la hora My people. the time is coming. to begin the struggle. peasants. la hera. peasants.

Band 2: (2:54) POBREDEL CANTOR Musica y letra: Pablo Milanes Pobre del cantor de nuestros dias que no arriasgue sus cuerdas par no arriesgar su vida Pobre del cantor que nunca sepa que fuimos la semilla y hoy somos esta vida PITY THE SINGER Translation: Laura Engler Perez Pity the singer of our times who never risks his strings by never risking his life Pity the singer who never knows that we were the seed. vayas aun al sol (2x) Deja las estrellas ven it. no. 110. no. 12 . Uproot the flower that has scarcely left the bud in order to spread it ill the heart of death . DO NO FRIEND! YOU WEREN'T BORN TO DIE IN BED Translation: Laura Engler Perez No my friend. life cannot . no vayas aun al sol No puedes irte asi Tan sencillamente Sin rasgar con tus suenos las entranas del dolor Amigo no te vayas No vayas aun al sol Amigo no. Para sembrarla en el corazon de 1a muerte No. 110. you can even deserve it. Life can oat .. No. so simply. Don '[ go yet to he sun. no. no. no. tan sencillamente.vida. You weren't born to die in your bed You weren't born to die in pajamas Your voice has thundered in the ears of the yanquis No friend-don't go. nocturna. That you can be killed by the gu n of the fascists. No naciste para merir en la cama No naciste para morir en pijamas Tu voz trono en los oidos yanquis amigo no te vayas. that you can rot in ja il .NO VAYASAUN ALSOL Muska y tetra: Ramon Leonardo No amigo. Band 1: (4:30) NO AMlGO. You eannot go like this.. so simply.tierra. No. butto die Like this. don't go yet to the 51111. Arrancar Ia flor que apenas salio del boton.. no te vayas Let the stars come tOYOlJ. No friend don't go don't go yet to the sun.. so dark and grey. a ti y sembremos luz en Ill. Side 2. No friend. gris No puede Ill. no. No. and we w ill spread the light on the earth.. and today we are the living. don't go. It is not right. Without tearing your dreams from the entrails of pain.Side 2. that you can be pierced by fatal arrows. No puede Ia vida No tiene derecho Que te mate el fusil de los facistas Te punchen las flechas rnortales Pudrirte en la carcel aun rnereces pero rnorir asi..

. Pity the singer whose message is obscured by 00 many imitations Pity the singer who doesn't rise and continue going forward with 1110resong and more life.. dondela voz esta en el cinto entre la dentadura de las balas y del instinto. Com padre Mon. where one is caught between the bite of bullets and ins tinct Com padre 'Mon. cornpadre Mon (2x) En esta pequenita geografia en donde siernpre la palabra macho es una catedral desde muchacho Aqui.Pobre del cantor que un dia Ia historia 10barre sin la gloria de haber tocado espinas Pobre del cantor que fue marc ado para sufrir un poco y hoy esta derrotado Pobre del cantor que sus informes Ie barren hasta el nornbre can capias asesinas Pobre del cantor que no se alce y siga hacia adelante can mas canto y mas vida Pobre del cantor que 110 halle el modo de tener muy seguro su proceder can todos Pobre del cantor que no se imponga can su cancion de gloria con ernbarres y lodo Pobre del cantor de nuestros dias que no arreisgue sus cuerdas pal' no arriesgar su vida Side 2. Band 3: (4:13) COMPADRE MON Letra: Manuel del Cabral Musica: Ramon Leonardo La tierra par aqui cuando madruga Pity the singer who one day history erases. (2xJ Siempre despierta can las arnapolas que nacen de repente eo las pistolas Aqui donde las balas se redimen donde un dedo de Mon es una historia en esta tierra es caballero el crimen Compadre Moo.. Pity the singet who was marked to suffer and today is defeated.where you redeem yourselves with bullets.. without the glory of having touched the thorns. with his songs of glory stained and dirtied. com padre Mon (2x) In this small region where the word "macho' is a cathedral from boyhood. Compadre 'Mon (2x) The land around here when . Here where the voice is SQ low it reaches the waist. COMPADRE MON [RAMON] Translation: Laura Engler Perez The land around here when it arises early always awakens with the poppies which blossom suddenly in the pistols Here.. Cornpadre Mon.. Pity the singer of our times who never risks his strings by never risking his life. Compadre 'Man (2x) 13 . Com padre 'Mon. in this land where the criminal is a gentleman Compadre 'Mon . Compadre 'Men. PiLY the singer who couldn't linda way to feel secure going ahead with everything Pity the singer who commands no respect. where one of 'Mon's fingers creates a legend. compadre Mon (2x) La tierra par aqui cuando .

of the horizon.. of the flower. es la historia de un nino que despierta y advierte el mundo como el dolor instituido que quisiera convertir ell rosas y juguetes todas las espinas de la tierra. (Corc. Compadre 'Mon. Compadre 'Mon. from when the seed remained unfinished. Compadre Here crime To the man because to Compadre 'MOD 'Mon (2x) doesn't smell of sll ver. brandished their smiles in the towns of the valley.) Y preguntaran entonces por que tienen rnis versos este rastro de Uanto recreoido sorrow. And the young boys. and ofthe birds But for a while my verses have a wh isper of increasing sorrow. This is to say (4x) 14 Perc desde hace poco mis versos tiene un rastro de llanto recrecido un crujir de dientes un odio almacenado desde que la siernbra quedo trunca a sea. la llanura. (3x) Side 2. here. (Chorus) He wanted to say that before I spoke of the running of the stars. Compadre In this small region where. .. a grinding of teeth. cornpadre Mon(3x) Here where the bullets . Com padre 'Man. almost men. populated with clouds. already maidens.. del horizonte y de las aves My story is the story of a boy who awakes and observes the world like a pain already begun. of the beauty of the afternoon. de 10 hermoso de 1a tarde pobiandose de ncbes de la flor. a hate stored away. . 'Man. . (Chorus:) And then they will ask why my verses have this whisper of increasing Se que antes del odio fue el arnor que las ninas ya donceHas blandian su sonrisa en los pcblados y los nines cas! hombres regaban can dukes piropos la llanura.Compadre Aqui donde las balas se. Compadre MOll. Mi historia. Mon. compadre Man (2x) En esta pequenita geografia en don de . to kill is child's play be a child also kills. 0 sea.. showered the plains with sweet remarks. who wanted to change into roses and playthings all the thorns of the earth. 0 sea.) Queria decir Que antes yo hablada del correr de las estrellas. Band 4: (5:14) CANCION ANTES DEL ODiO Letra: Mateo Morrison Musica: Ramon Leonardo SONG BEFORE THE HATE CAME Translation: Laura Engler Perez Before there was hate there was love. compadre Mon e2x) Aqui el crimen no tiene olor a plata EI hombre aqui. 0 sea . (Coro. The young girls.. para rnatar es nino porque tambien para seI nino mata Compadre Mon.

cararnbal You sowed your seeds in the mountains. francisco Alberto. Francisco. and in snail shells. Media isla y la presencia centenaria de los yanquis. I'm happy. CARAMBA! Letra: Chico Gonzalez Musica: Ramon Leonardo Cararnba. alright! Francisco Alberto. Francisco Alber o. Look at your people.. They said you were dead. and a century of Yanqui presence. Perez Vargas. You are living in the people. You feigned death in the Sierra. Pella Jaquez. Pena Jaquez. CARAMBA! Translation: Laura Engler Perez Cararnba. Today. the factory growing. cararubal Te sernbraste en las rnontanas francisco Alberto. cararuba. There is neither fear nor silence. and the people did not believe it. And you deceived those over us. Chorus (2x) FRANCISO ALBERTO. Band 5: (3:32) FRANCISCO ALBERTO. cararnbal And that in all unknown place they buried your gun. Payero Ulloa. Francisco Alberto.. And to consider Ihat before there was hate there was love my verses have a whisper of increasing sorrow.que buena! Francisco Alberto. the mother shedding tears of mourning onto my breast ever since. Claudio. me alegrol Y enganaste a los de arriba los generales y el miedo Francisco Alberto. Claudio. your deeds are their daily bread. Francisco Alberto. carambal Half an island sinking-in sorrow and blood. caramba! They told the story . you feigned death. Dijeron que estabas rnuerto Francisco Alberto. Francisco Alberto. Francisco Alberto. Perez Vargas. caramba! Ellos contaren el cuento. media isla banada de febrero en caracoles. Francisco Alberto. I'm happy. Francisco Alberto. half an island bathed in February. Francisco Alberro. and also your body. Half an island. Francisco Alberto Mira a tu pueblo Hoy tu gesto es su alimento Ya 110 hay miedo ni silencio Ya esta siguiendo tu ejemplo Francisco Albedo. That they believed it. Already they are followillg your example. Holguin Marte y Lalane. cararnbal Media isla en la zozobra delluto y de la sangre. That you left is not true. nourished by sweat and blood. the generals and the fear. Media isla.La muerte prematura de los nines la fabrics credo allmentada por el sudor y per la sangre y la madre enluto de lagrimas mi pecho desde entonces y a pesar de que antes de odio fue el amor rnis versos tienen un rastro de Ilanto recrecido (Cora 2xJ Side 2. caramba. Payero Ulloa. caramba! 15 . Galan. Francisco Alberto. carambal They told the story. half all island.. cararnba Mi comandante te hiciste te hieiste el muerto en la sierra se 10 creyeron . caramba Y que en un sitio ignorado enterraron tu fusil Francisco Alberto y tu cuerpo Francisco Alberto. well. cararnba l Francisco Alberto Y ellos no 10 creyeron que tu te has ido no es del' 0 tu esta viviendo en el pueblo Francisco Alberto. Francisco Alberto. Holguin Marte y Lalaue.Alberto. Galan. Hamlet. me alegro Francisco Alberto. cararnba! My commander. Francisco Alberto. Hamlet. Francisco Alberto. caramba l Ellos contraron el cuento the premature death of the children.

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