This article focuses on Mikis Theodorakis’s musicalization of Pablo Neruda’s Canto general, examining its trajectory and impact. A symbol of global solidarity with Chile since 1973, Theodorakis’s Canto general was initially intented to express solidarity with the resistance to the Greek junta (1967-1974). Here, Theodorakis’s Canto general is a vantage point to rethink political and cultural transfers during the Global Cold War, nuancing the often-unidirectional narrative on European solidarity toward Latin America. The political and cultural transfers analyzed here are horizontal and they involve actors with similar approaches to militant art and a common quest for both political and social democracy.
Copyright © 2012-2013 Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe.
Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
Instituto Sverdlin de Historia y Cultura de América Latina, Escuela de Historia
Universidad de Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv,
P.O.B. 39040 (69978), Israel.
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