As clashes between government security forces and protestors critical of the current government continue in Venezuela, a group of musicians have decided to make their thoughts known by making a version of Prohibido Olvidar, the 1991 song about repressive politics by singer Ruben Blades.
Billboard reports that trombonist Johsir Cordova convened a group of over 30 performers to produce the cover, retitled Prohibido Olvidar Venezuela (“Forgetting Venezuela is Forbidden”), which was uploaded last week to YouTube.
“In Venezuela we are undergoing a very difficult time,” singer Rafael “Pollo” Brito reportedly told El Pitazo, a Venezuelan news site. ‘We cannot forget absolutely anything.”
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