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Guantanamera the protest song before its time


Pete Seeger represents a bygone era of protest, but arguably his most famous song, a version of Guantanamera, was not a protest song but a love song about a girl from Guantanamo. Ironically it makes a perfect protest song today simply by changing the ‘a’ to an ‘o’ and only open source software pioneer, Richard Stallman seems to have seen this. The second clip included here shows Stallman singing it.

Guantanamera is possibly my favorite song – as my wife can testify after I downloaded 7 different versions and played them on rotation for a week.

There are some other classic versions below the Stallman one, by Celia Cruz and Joseito Fernández. Add any more you can find in the comments

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3 comments on “Guantanamera the protest song before its time

  1. yh07 says:

    fania all stars — version from their famous Live in Africa concert — its over 7 minutes long and its amazing!

  2. yh07 says:

    here's the link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSDVExnZP2Uyoutub… BSDVExnZP2U

    1. james taylor says:

      you might have seen this already http://www.storyofstuff.com/

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