“Coplas de mi país”, Piero

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Growing up, this track and Piero’s other hit, “Mi viejo”, had the same effect on us: those songs my family would listen and fall into a respectful silence. Though Piero is Argentine, the context and history described here could have applied to any number of Latin American countries; as the war in Peru got worse, the lyrics seemed to be addressing the situation there very directly, which would explain our family’s love for this track. I generally can’t stomach anything that smacks of protest music, but “Coplas de mi país” has a solemnity to it that can’t be ignored or dismissed. This live version was recorded in Buenos Aires on March 5, 1972.

Coplas De Mi Pais by Piero

Coplas De Mi Pais

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