Posts Tagged: Julio Sosa

A song by Enrique Santos Discépolo that refuses to die: Cambalache siglo 20

The 1930s are known by Argentinean historians as “the decade of infamy” due to the widespread endemic corruption and fraudulent elections. Enrique Santos Discépolo (1901-51) composed a song in 1934 to mirror those terrible times called Cambalache siglo 20, 20th Century Bazar. While this song was written 84 years ago, it sits very well with what is happening in the United States under Donald Trump and the rise of nationalist populists in Europe. 

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