CHILE: Inti-Illimani – El Pueblo Unido

Inti-Illimani jokingly claims the record for the “longest tour in history” – the band came out of revolutionary student movements, and were touring Europe when the Pinochet’s coup took place. They took up residence in Italy and were only allowed back into Chile after the end of the Pinochet regime.

This song “The People United” has been translated, adapted, and used outside of its Chilean Marxist origins for protests all around the world over the past half century, including as recently as 2019 by Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.

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