Wednesday, September 05, 2012


Watching this footage (which I've just come across) gives me goosebumps.

It comes from a pro-Sandinista solidarity concert held in Nicaragua in 1983, billed as a "concierto por la paz centroamericana." The soundtrack was released as "April in Managua." I used to own the cassette version, which I was given in Honduras sometime around 1988. I practically wore it out listening to it.

Wikipedia tells me that AlĂ­ Primera, the singer here, died a couple of years later, at the age of 42, which only adds further poignancy to this video.

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