a queen and country – show seven [from chile]

if every show could be like this one was, I’d be the happiest producer in the whole world. you show up in an amazing city, meet some amazing folks – one of ’em, Alvarosky, knows music, speaks ESL better than your EFL, knows art, architecture, history, music and stuff. offers to sit down with you amongst a live audience and an even more live wine collection, to discuss songs, living under fear, why Chilean men know women best, and airplanes flying over us that shouldn’t.

enjoy. I sure did.

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‘there’s not a lot of work in this city, so people have to fight every day to get lunch – to get food…’

1. portugal – ‘nuestro momento’

‘what was that like, being in your mid-twenties, being in a revolution?’

2. illapu – ‘vuelvo’

‘this guy is talking bad about Pinochet – so these dark agents could possibly come to my home, and kill my family…’

3. osvaldo rodríguez – ‘valparaíso’

‘the people here are used to walking up hills… so sometimes, downtown, they’ll still walk slow.’

4. los jaivas – la poderosa muerte

‘we love this game of seduction – in the eyes… and we’re not that romantic all the time… but we know…’

5. nano stern – ‘casualidad’

‘chilean women are very brave… they are really, really sexy – all the time. they’re not pretending… they know how to move, they know what they want…’

 6. los prisioneros – ‘el baile de los que sobran’

‘you still see this country – my country – being polarized. left wing. right wing. there is no middle.’

7. eduardo gatti – ‘los momentos’

‘we are trying to imitate – we are trying to emulate – the financial culture of Europe, Asia and the United States… and it’s not going to help.’

8. alvaro arriagada with nicolas clairand – ‘palta en el dedo’

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