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Che Guevara: Life of a Revolutionary

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« Reply #135 on: August 02, 2009, 02:45:41 am »

Songs in tribute

    "We've considered Che a fifth band member for a long time now, for the simple reason that he exemplifies the integrity and revolutionary ideals to which we aspire."
    — Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against The Machine [37]

    * Afro Cubanos All Stars ~ "Hasta Siempre Comandante" mp3

    * Ahmet Koç ~ "Hasta Siempre" (instrumental) official video

    * Ali Primera ~ "Comandante Amigo" listen

    * Biermann & Black ~ "Hasta Siempre Comandante Che Guevara" mp3

    * Bill Laswell ~ "Commander Guevara" mp3

    * Carlos Puebla ~ "Hasta Siempre Comandante Che Guevara" video

    * Chicos Nuevos ~ "Che Guevara Rap Cubano" official video

    * Elena Burke ~ "Cancion del Guerrillero Heroico" mp3

    * Jorge Drexler ~ "Al otro lado del río" = "On the other side of the river" (received the Academy Award for Best Original Song of 2004) Video --- Performed by Antonio Banderas & Carlos Santana @ 2005 Oscars Video

    * Juan Carlos Biondini ~ "Poema al Che" listen

    * La Mona Gimenez ~ "El pueblo te ama Che Guevara" listen

    * Levellers ~ "Happy birthday revolution"

    * Nathalie Cardone ~ "Hasta Siempre Comandante" official video -&- performed live

    * Oktober Klub international ~ "Comandante Che Guevara" mp3

    * Quilapayun ~ "Cancion funebre para el Che Guevara" listen

    * Shaikh Emam ~ "Guevara Mat (Guevara has died)"

    * Silvio Rodriguez ~ "Fusil contra fusil" mp3 --- live in Chile

        "Tonada del albedrio" (Tune to Free Will)

    * Soledad Bravo ~ "Hasta Siempre Comandante Che Guevara" mp3

    * United States of America - "Love Song For The Dead Che"

    * Victor Jara ~ "Zamba del Che" listen

    * Wolf Biermann ~ "Comandante Che Guevara" listen

    "He looked a lot like Che Guevara
    Drove a diesel van
    Kept his gun in quiet seclusion
    Such a humble man."
    — David Bowie, Panic in Detroit

[edit] In books & magazines

    * Che was featured on the cover of the August 8, 1960 edition of Time Magazine, where in they declared Guevara "Castro's Brain".[38]

    * Time Magazine named Che Guevara one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th Century, while listing him in the "heroes and icons" section.[39]

    * To coincide with the 40th anniversary of his execution, "Che in Verse" reproduced 134 poems and songs from 53 countries about the enigmatic revolutionary. The book contains 19 poems by North American poets, including Allen Ginsberg, Robert Lowell, John Haines, Greg Hewett, Michael McClure and Thomas Merton. It examines how Che was celebrated or remembered from before his death to the present day.

    * In the novel I, Che Guevara by John Blackthorn (a pen name of former Senator Gary Hart), Guevara returns to Cuba under an alias during its first ever democratic election. Espousing an ideology of direct democracy and a government run exclusively via New England-style town meetings, he sponsors a professor's grassroots third party run for President of Cuba, opposing both the Communist Party and a Cuban American/White House-backed right-wing party.

    * In the manga Baki the Grappler: Son of Ogre by Keisuke Itagaki, an 'alternative universe' version of Guevara exists. This Edwardo 'Che' Guevara is a former pirate of the high seas who went on to found his own sovereign nation of 'La Serna'. His appearance is nearly identical to the real Guevara as seen in the classic photograph, and he is one of the three strongest men in the entire world.

    * In the novel "King Dork" by Frank Portman, there are many mentions of the main character, Tom Henderson wearing his "Che Guevara T-Shirt" while playing in his band.

    * In the memoir "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi, the main character dressed up as Che as a child and played with her friends who portrayed other revolutionaries.

    * Guevara's image is on the cover of the book The Rebel Sell.

    * The December 2008 issue of Rolling Stone Argentina features Che's well known Guerrillero Heroico image on the cover.[40]

    * Robert Arellano's 2009 novel Havana Lunar is set during the 1992 Special Period in Cuba, and tells the story of Manolo Rodríguez, a doctor who in spite of being estranged from the Communist party, idealizes their revolutionary principles and talks to a Che Guevara portrait in his home.[41]
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