El Sistema, the Venezuelan national youth orchestra program, has put together a historic tribute to Chavecito’s life and times. Everything from the false democracy of the Punto Fijo pact (and its most disastrous outgrowth, the Caracazo), to the social missions and the sea of red that filled the streets during Chavecito’s last campaign, is in here. Enjoy!
And here is Roque Valero, the Venezuelan folk singer, performing on Friday in Maracay, on the Avenida Bolívar. The song is called “You can’t say goodbye to someone who hasn’t gone”:
Crank the volume for this one, the sound isn’t very loud.E