Lucha Por La Vida

Che Guevara

19 November 2007

A musical tribute to Che Guevara, the most iconic revolutionary figure of our time, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his death in 1967. 

The Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary, political figure, and leader of Cuban and internationalist guerrillas, had travelled throughout South America while a medicine student.  His experiences and observations during these trips led him to the conclusion that the region's socio-economic inequalities could only be remedied by revolution, prompting him to intensify his study of Marxism and travel to Guatemala to learn about the reforms being implemented there.

This compilation by Milan Records gathers artists and songs that marked the revolutionary battles at the time of Che Guevara: Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Santana, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Victor Jara, Raul Seixa, Violeta Parra, Isabel Parra, Gato Barbieri, Tim Maia and many more like Irakere, Illapu et Inti Illimani.