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Mon Laferte: Chile's pop export on repression and injustice

Mon Laferte: Chile's pop export on repression and injustice
Musician Mon Laferte is releasing her first album since speaking out about the country's protests.

Laferte would spend her days at home in the quiet mountain village of Tepoztlán, Mexico, accompanied with nothing more than the rugged voice of popular Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, swigging a bottle of tequila, and playing her guitar." Getty Images p image captionThe late Mexican singer Chavela Vargas was an inspiration for Laferte's new album Vargas, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 93, was a revolutionary figure who rose to fame in the 1950s.Mexican singer Chavela Vargas dies aged 93 Fearlessness and anger drive Chile protesters Her songs of love and heartbreak were deliberately addressed to women, and at 81, she publicly came out as a lesbian.The video for the song, which features Mexican singer Gloria Trevi, shows an astronaut clumsily attempting to mast a flag next to Laferte.

Mon Laferte: Chile's pop export on repression and injustice By Charis McGowan Santiago, Chile Published About sharing Getty Images p image captionChilean singer Mon Laferte staged a protest at the Latin Grammys in November 2019 Chile's biggest pop export, Mon Laferte, is known for speaking her mind and going to great lengths to do so.Getty Images p image captionMon Laferte (embracing a fellow artist) called on Chileans to "resist on the street" during a concert But less than a month later, she was eventually forced into silence - not by the Chilean authorities, but by the pandemic.

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