Monday, 12 October 2009
Che: A Musical Tribute – Carlos Puebla, Jahmila, and Manu Chao
I meant to put out this post last Friday, October 9, the 42nd anniversary of the death of Che Guevara.
After Che’s death, Cuba’s most popular folk singer, Carlos Puebla, wrote a song, “Hasta Siempre, Comandante,” (Farewell Comandante) to honor him. It is a very beautiful and compelling song. Below are two versions: the first is sung by Carlos Puebla and includes several pictures of Che and the second is a rockin’ kickass version sung by a band called “Jahmila.”
In addition, last weekend in Havana, Manu Chao performed in tribute to Che. The third video shows the last 10 minutes of their concert.
Hasta siempre, Comandante!