Music and protest: these are the artists who supported demonstrations in 2019
With regard to the national strike that began on November 21 in Colombia, we gather in this short list the musical artists who have demonstrated in favor of civic protests in Latin America.
Bad Bunny, Ricky Martin, Ñengo Flow and Resident in Puerto Rico, Chocquibtown in the marches of Bogotá and Juan Pablo Vega in the Latin Grammys. / Photos: infobae.com, twitter.com/chocquibtown, twitter.com/JPVega
LatinAmerican Post | Juliana Rodríguez
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During the second half of the year there have been popular demonstrations in different Latin American countries that have been, on some occasions, supported by musical artists. Here some of them.
In July of this year, a series of demonstrations took place in Puerto Rico in response to the leak of telegram talks by Governor Ricardo Roselló in which sexist and homophobic comments were read.
In these protests, which they asked for and that would obtain Roselló's resignation, reggaeton was the musical genre per excellence. In the demonstrations Puerto Rican artists Bad Bunny, Ricky Martin, Ñengo Flow and Residente were seen. Two of these artists even wrote a song that worked as a hymn for the demonstrations.
During the past month there were also a series of protests that began in Santiago de Chile because of the announcement of the rise in the subway ticket and that now, already deployed throughout the country, demands a constituent.
During the last Latin Grammy, on November 14, Chilean singer Mon Laferte denounced with her outfit that “in Chile they torture, rape and kill” and expressed on her twitter account the empathy she feels for the Protestants in her country. Now, she released with Guaynaa a song on the subject that both support.
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In the Latin Grammy delivery the singer Juan Pablo Vega also denounced with a poster on the red carpet that “In Colombia they are killing us”.
Gracias @LatinGRAMMYs por crear estos espacios de diversificar y celebrar la multiculturalidad que es el más precioso herario de Latinoamérica.— Juan Pablo Vega (@JuanPVEGA) November 15, 2019
Celebramos la fortuna que nuestra música se anuncie pero ya viene siendo momento que DENUNCIE. pic.twitter.com/gigHYIWDZ2
On the other hand, singer Adriana Lucía not only supported the demonstrations since the days before the start of the national strike but also shared her thoughts on unemployment and the way in which the cacerolazo was lived.
Los menos interesados en que haya vándalos en una marcha somos los que marchamos pacíficamente. Nuevamente olvidan al resto de Colombia y Colombia se resume en los vándalos de Bogotá. No, los que marchamos en paz no tenemos que responder por los encapuchados. Seguimos y seguimos.— Adriana Lucía (@AdrianaLucia) November 22, 2019
Other artists from the local scene supported the marches on November 21 with the hashtag #elparosuena. Among those who left to march and used the hashtag of the campaign that united the musicians who supported the strike, are Chocquibtown, Alcolirykos and Aguas Ardientes groups, among others.
¿Quiénes marchan pacificamente con nosotros este jueves? #ElParoSuena #LaMusicaResiste pic.twitter.com/eMStgPGW3u— TELEBIT (@TelebitOficial) November 19, 2019
On the day of the start of the strike, November 21, Aterciopelados and Bomba Estéreo had scheduled a concert in the national park. Because there was no sound, the concert was not possible, but this did not stop the artists from supporting the marches that took place throughout the country.
¿Listos para unir nuestros corazones en una marcha llena de amor, paz y esperanza? #MarchaenPaz #ParoNacional— Bomba Estéreo (@bombaestereo) November 21, 2019
Finally, the concert that was possible was that of the El Gran Latido Sound System collective. These are those who walked with a sound system through the streets of Bogotá playing dub music and regrouping to peacefully end the day of demonstrations at the time they heard the pans sound.