Inspired by Jara: Part 3

Aug 18, 2020, 11:30 PM
In Part 3 James looks at Jara’s influence on protest singers, revolutionary singers and politics.
 
James has written his own album called “Even in Exile” which is inspired by Jara.
 
James speaks to writer Dorian Lynskey who wrote a book called “33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs” https://amzn.to/2EcCiOO 
 
We also hear from protest singers Holy Near and Dafydd Iwan about how Jara influences their work.
 
MP Kevin Brennan tells James how Jara was a big influence on his decision to go into politics and co-writer on the album Patrick Jones tells us why he was so inspired by Jara and his life.
 
This episode also features and exclusive track which wasn’t finished in time to be on the album.
It’s called Verses Echo, With Tear Flow.
 
Lyrics 

 From the tunnel we appear
 That once led, to perdition
 In the centre circle we oppose
 An invisible, forfeit nation
 
 Sing a poem to me
 To remember, the lost love
 From between the desert and the sea
 Verses echo, with tear flow
 Echo, with tear flow
 
 In the places that we played
 We will now stand, in corners
 In the black disc where you parade
 Now a field of, threat and torture
 
 Sing a poem to me
 To remember, the lost love
 From between the desert and the sea
 Verses echo, with tear flow
 Echo, with tear flow.
 
James has compiled this playlist of songs which feature in the podcast and songs which inspired the creation of the album
 https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1QZhQDIS4idmRJVnERXx6D?si=B8RsrXhsQwSddIs5e0YOdw 

You can buy and stream "Even in Exile" here https://orcd.co/eveninexile