An Unfinished Song

In September 2003, a group of artists took part in a concert at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, to commemorate the life of Chilean musician Victor Jara. Jara, who was a national hero in his native country, campaigned for social justice before he was murdered during the Chilean coup 30 years ago.

“It’s a celebration of what he stood for,” said writer and actor Donal O’Kelly. “When they killed him, they cut off his hands. That was a signal to artists to be careful. One of the symbols he used was the power people have in their hands . . . it’s really good that we commemorate him in an upbeat, celebratory way and what he stood for.”

Source: Latin American Solidarity Centre

Year: 2003

Courtesy of Alba Martos Rosa