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Che: A Musical Tribute – Carlos Puebla, Jahmila, and Manu Chao

October 12, 2009

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!

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