Chile’s Iconic Punk Band of the 1980s Featured in New NPR Story

Jan 14, 2017
11:28 AM

(Los Prisioneros mural in Santiago/Photo by Carol Riquelme)

If you are a fan of Latin America’s punk rock movement, then you know about Los Prisioneros, considered to be one of Chile’s most influential bands ever. The band was truly grassroots under the Pinochet regime, becoming a voice that resonated throughout Latin America. This weekend, NPR’s Latino USA featured the band’s story:

And while you are at it, listen to two of our favorite tracks from Los Prisioneros: “No necesitamos banderas” (We Don’t Need Flags)

And “Latinoamérica es un pueblo al sur de Estados Unidos” (Latin America Is a People South of the United States”)