10th Festival of Political Song - 10. Festival des politischen Liedes
|10th Festival of |
|Live album of various performers|
|Recording||February 9-17, 1980|
|Genders)||Protest song , world music|
Political Song Festival Timeline
10. Festival des politischen Liedes is a live album performed by artists of various nationalities, recorded between February 9 and 17, 1980 in the context of the tenth version of the Political Song Festival (in German : Festival des politischen Liedes ) organized by the Free German Youth (FDJ) in East Berlin , at the time of the German Democratic Republic . [ 2 ] [ 3 ]
Within the framework of this festival, the orchestrated composition entitled Canto General was also performed, performed by the Greek Mikis Theodorakis and based on the poems Canto General by the Chilean Pablo Neruda , [ 2 ] being published a small record on the album Vorwärts, nicht vergessen solidarität! from 1985.
A total of 86 groups and soloists from 29 countries participated in the festival, which were heard by 60,000 people. The organization was in the hands of 400 young people. During the festival, the appearance of María Farantoúri stood out , who sang a song with her fellow countryman Mikis Theodorakis . [ 2 ]
About the festival that would give rise to this album, a 10-minute documentary was made in German called "Der Augenzeuge 10/1980", directed collectively by several people and produced by "DEFA-Studio". [ 2 ]
- kugin.de. «LPs de AMIGA» . Archived from the original on October 4, 2011 . Retrieved August 23, 2011 .
- Zero G Sound. "Mikis Theodorakis & Pablo Neruda - Canto General" (in English) . Archived from the original on December 10, 2011 . Retrieved August 23, 2011 .
- Junge Welt. «Und du tanzt!» (in German) . Retrieved August 23, 2011 .