Colombian rockers Aterciopelados have gone into the shadows for me –sorry Rio lovers!– but that doesn’t mean they quit doing great stuff. In a effort to bring awareness to human rights issues, they’ve re-recorded/rewritten “Cancion Protesta,” my favorite song from their Latin-grammy winning album Oye, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights.
“El Precio del Silencio” was produced by Andres Levin and features talent and Latin artists from all over the world, including Mexican darling Julieta Venegas, Cucu Diamantes and Pedro Martinez of Yerba Buena, as well as Natalie Merchant, Stephen Marley, Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na, and many more.
Argentinean poet, activist and ex-polical prisoner Alicia Partnoy wrote the words actor Laurence Fishburne uses to open the video. The EP is available for sale online and all proceeds benefit Amnesty International.
Time to stop downloading illegally and do some good. I must confess the video made me laugh a little. Any thoughts on Andrea’s pancita peeking through?