courtesy of the artist
Rita Indiana plays the guiro.
Rita Indiana plays the guiro. courtesy of the artist
Work: You may sometimes dislike it, but you always want it in your life.
This week on Alt.Latino, we celebrate Labor Day with a mix of songs about working hard and wanting a vacation: A Chilean band sings about the joy of having a job after being unemployed, a Brazilian rocker offers up an ode to the overworked and underpaid, a Dominican female MC delivers a musical poem about an immigrant's toil and an Argentine group refuses to work 9 to 5.
We also take a moment to discuss Victor Jara, a Chilean folk icon and major influence on Latin rock; his ode to a miner's life resonates with news of the 33 Chilean workers trapped in a notoriously dangerous mine.
As always, we hope you join in the conversation and discuss your favorite songs about labor (or lack thereof).