‘Oropéndola’: Colombia’s Armed Conflict Through the Art of its Victims

February 05, 2015

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Manuela Ochoa

Every week, Oropéndola showcases the work of an artist who has been directly affected by war in Colombia, or who has in some way tackled the subject through art.

In the following video by Juan Manuel Echeverría, for example, we see a man singing, "Lister Mister President, how are you going to govern? Because this way, the peasants, oh man! are going to be wiped out". You can read a complete English translation of the transcript on the artist's website.

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