Eight South American singers and musical groups join the IICA tribute to food chain workers
San Jose, 7 July 2020 (IICA). – Eight singers and musical groups from Bolivia, Chile and Paraguay have joined the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in its campaign to pay tribute to farmers and food chain workers whose daily work is ensuring the region’s food supply during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bolivia’s Grupo Veneno; Chilean singers, Nicolás Vera, Natalia González and Ernesto Holman Trío; as well as Francisco Russo, Orlando Evert, Los Álvarez and Los Casco—all from Paraguay—have now added their support to this campaign.
These latest entrants to the initiative now brings the number of musicians (soloists or groups) participating in this campaign to nearly 100 artists from across the hemisphere who are selflessly participating in IICA’s POPULAR MUSIC TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO WORK DAY TO DAY TO PUT FOOD ON OUR TABLES.
Gustavo Santaolalla, João Bosco, Gilberto Gil, León Gieco, Carlinhos Brown, Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, Mart'nália, Maria Luiza Jobim, Teresa Parodi, Soledad Villamil, Víctor Heredia, Hilda Lizarazu, Paulo Miklos, Lidia Borda, La Charo (Tonolec), Willy Piancioli (Los Tipitos), Agustín Ronconi (Arbolito), Alejandro Davio (Mundo Alas), Anabella Zoch, Peteco Carabajal, Dolores Solá, Acho Estol (La Chicana), Guadalupe Urbina, Lila Downs, Los Folkloristas, Nano Stern, Ana Prada & Pata Kramer, Adrián Goizueta, Larbanois & Carrero and Kiko Veneno are just some of the performers who have generously contributed to the campaign launched by IICA.
See below links to the performances of the Bolivian, Chilean and Paraguayan performers:
Several organizations in different countries have taken part in the tribute organized by IICA. In Argentina, the tribute has received the backing of the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; the Ministry of Culture of the Nation; the Ministry of Social Development; the anti-hunger program – Plan Argentina contra el Hambre; the Secretariat of Media and Public Communication; the public broadcast entity, Contenidos Públicos Sociedad del Estado and the arts foundation, Fondo Nacional de las Artes.
Meanwhile, in Brazil, UNESCO Brazil and the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (ABRAS) have both endorsed and become a part of this campaign.
The concert by the Argentinian performers who have joined this campaign can be accessed here: . The songs contributed by the rest of the artists are also available on IICA’s channel. You can also revisit the performances on , a program produced by Canal Rural Brasil, which was broadcast on June 20, not only on that channel, but also on Agrotendencia TV, Canal Rural of Argentina, Canal UCR of Costa Rica and Clarín Rural of Argentina, airing throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Institutional Communication Division, IICA.