Remembering Ali Primera: The People's Singer of Venezuela | Venezuela Analysis

by Faiz Ahmed last modified 2016-02-17T16:50:14-04:00

"Since his death the revolutionary's songs have been etched into Venezuela's cultural history. His words gained renewed meaning in 1989, when tens of thousands of Venezuelans protested against a government increasingly embracing neoliberalism. ... In 2004, the government of Hugo Chavez founded a museum commemorating Primera's life at his family home in Falcon state. The following year, the Chavez government officially recognized Primera's music as an integral part of Venezuela's cultural heritage." Full story here.

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