Children who sing against agrochemicals

Children from rural schools affected by pesticides sing with great musicians in defense of the Earth.

"Urgent Songs for My Land" is an album of songs composed by conductor Ramiro Lezcano and his students from the cities of Córdoba and Santa Fe, Argentina. This concept has brought together local and international performing artists such as León Gieco, Rubén Blades, Hilda Lizarazu and Víctor Heredia, and they are going for more.

With the support of the music teacher, composer and professor of psychology and educational sciences Ramiro Lezcano, a group of students from various rural schools in the southeast of Córdoba and southwest of Santa Fe began to lead a project that exceeded all their expectations.

Encouraged by their "teachers" to think about the many pressing environmental problems they faced and reflect them in songs, the enthusiasm spread around the world and was picked up by

From observations, research and concerns about pesticide spraying, pollution and land clearing, poetry and music were born with a clear purpose: to raise awareness.

Boys and girls from cities like San Marcos Sud, Marcos Juárez, Bouquet and others began to dream of singing with the artists that Lezcano made them listen to in his lessons.

So, with confidence and the great help of the Internet, the teacher began to compose songs and send suggestions, inviting musicians and performers such as Pablo Milanés, León Gieco, Rubén Blades, Hilda Lizarazu, Víctor Heredia, Abel. Pintos, Teresa Parodi, Rubén Rada, as well as Mona Jiménez, Marcelo Moura, Leo García, Joaquín Levinton, Hugo Fattoruso, Billy Bond, Claudio Gabis, Stuka, Batalsar Comotto, Claudia Puyo and many others whose number today amounts to one hundred.

Children and all music with a purpose

The scope is rapid, explains the professor on the official site of Canciones Urgentes Para Mi Tierra: “The diversity of genres, from chacarera to punk, from blues to carnavalito, from zamba to hard rock, gives the project diversity and pluralism. ", said .

Lescano and, let's say, just one button is enough: with Marcelo Moura and Leo García they recorded the electronic and delicate "Agua va"; with Teresa Parodi and Lorena Astudillo – a delicate coastal melody: “Our dreams will flourish”; but also the powerful and intense "Basta" with punk icons Stuka and Necro, as well as the unforgettable Palo Pandolfo.

And among other things, he is happy that the powerful "Carancho de metal" with Gieco will soon be released.

However, given that its objective is not only to obtain the consent of the artists but also to demonstrate their participation, the solidarity of recording studios and great professionals in the field of sound is also necessary, such as Mario Breuer or the Portuguese Da Silva, among others.

Today you can listen to more than thirty songs (divided into Disco Naranja and Disco Verde) created by schools in cities such as Marcos Juárez, Leones, Monte Lena and San Marcos Sud, in which students from many other invited rural organizations also participated. The selection brings together hundreds of artists.
There are also beautiful films, photographs and drawings created through the collaboration of artists from these areas. In addition, the second phase is coming, in which more songs, more schools in other provinces and a documentary about this enormous and inspiring work are planned.

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