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A Joyful Noise

Continuing on the "awesome bits of music" theme, I'll raise you this a capella duet from Holly Near and Ronnie Gilbert. If you can watch/listen to this without getting goose-pimples, I'll be surprised. It almost always brings tears to my eyes.

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sartorias
Oct. 7th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
That. Was. Astonishing.
intertext
Oct. 7th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
hee. Gotcha! Isn't it amazing?
sartorias
Oct. 7th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
What got me was the intensity of their singing, and then that wonderful, flashing smile from the older lady at the end. Wow.
countrygardener
Oct. 7th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. For a few brief days in 1972 I walked through Allende's Chile and fell hopelessly in love with that country, a land of impossible opposites, a schizophrenic contrast of up and down, old and new, rich and poor. When the coup occured not too many months later I felt a grief unlike any other I have experienced (except when Dad died).

I heard this song on the radio awhile back but the DJ never identified it. It makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck.
lidocafe
Oct. 7th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting that. I had forgotten how much I admire Holly Near--haven't listened for ages.

When I was researching my war lit class, I spent a fair bit of time looking at works about the horror of the disappeared, in Chile and Argentina especially, and that all came back to me recently when I was reading Nathan Englander's Ministry of Special Cases. A cloud of immeasurable sorrow pierced here and there with hope and courage, like this song.
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