Thursday, July 17, 2008

Percal, Domingo Federico (1943)

I am hoping someone can help me find the source of a story I heard about this song...

I read a story about this song's translation and can't seem to find it again. It was something along the lines of an angry tongue-in-cheek response to classism and the fact the poor Argentines at the time couldn't afford to wear anything but the cheap percale while they were making the expensive rich fabrics for the upper classes. (I hope I haven't butchered that too heinously.)

There was also some commentary about needing to really understand the culture and the politics of the time to "get" the song.

If you know where that commentary is, could you please direct me to it?

Audio and Lyrics Here

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