Marcha Patriótica anthem performed by Yuri Buenaventura


On an overcast Sunday, it´s good to take a little break from the corruption, intimidation and assassination which too often play a part in Colombian politics.

Yuri Buenaventura

(Photo credit: marie_astier) Yuri Buenaventura has been a massive performer specializing in latin jazz, salsa and various other genres of Colombian music. He sold some 400,000 copies of his first album and frequently relates the social and economic challenges facing Colombian workers.

Though, as it´s good to remember, heroic Colombians frequently stand up to the corruption, intimidation and assassination in such inspiring ways.
One of those groups, the left-leaning coalition Unión Patriótica, was reportedly on the verge of folding earlier this week when its founder Piedad Córdoba announced the group is suffering the irreplaceable loss of 26 community leaders to assassination in the 2013.
Leaders of Colombia´s fractiously left, ignored their differences and gathered together in support of the Unión Patriótica.
Attached here is the link to the Unión Patriótica´s anthem, as performed by one of Colombia´s top latin jazz and salsa stars Yuri Buenaventura.
Buenaventura, a musician who composes songs to celebrate Colombia´s colourful culture and its glaring social challenges, mixes a variety of Colombian music forms in this tribute.
Enjoy.

For more information on Marcha Patriótica please read:

http://davidhogben.com/2014/01/20/assassinations-could-kill-colombian-peace-group-marcha-patriotica/

For information about Yuri Buenaventura (en español), please read:

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Buenaventura

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About Connecting Colombias

Recently retired newspaper reporter with one foot in British Columbia, Canada, the other in Colombia, South America. Fascinated with Colombian culture, Canadian connections, and heroic efforts to return millions of displaced Colombians to lands stolen by paramilitaries, guerrillas and organized crime.

3 responses to “Marcha Patriótica anthem performed by Yuri Buenaventura”

  1. colombiadiaries says :

    Thanks for sharing this music video – I’ll be adding it to my playlists! And for reminding us how courageous many Colombians are in standing up to oppression and injustice in the face of threats, intimidation and assassination.

  2. Holly Nathan says :

    Thanks for this video, David: joyful music, beautiful faces, and, for me, a window into another world that is, despite violence and injustice, filled with such courage and hope for change….

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