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Chile_de_arriba_a_abajo“Chile de arriba a abajo”

“Chile de arriba a abajo” is an album from the Chilean songwriter Ángel Parra produced jointly with Manuel Rojas. The album consists of eight songs performed by Parra. Each song is preceded by a short text read by Rojas. Both introductory texts and songs lyrics are from Rojas; the music composition and interpretation are from Parra, accompanied by “Los de la peña”, a group of popular singers and instrumentalists.

The Vinyl 33 ⅓ (LPD) was published in 1968 by the “Arena Producciones” and the “Corporación de Radio de Chile SA..

“Chile de arriba a abajo” is the third and final album of a series initiated by Ángel Parra in collaboration with some of the most important Chilean writers and poets. This album was preceded by “Arte de pájaros” where shine the verses of Pablo Neruda and by “Las Cuecas de Ángel Parra y Fernando Alegría”.


Trote / Angel Parra y Manuel Rojas

El hombre del Loa

Lamento y Cachimbo / Angel Parra y Manuel Rojas


Tonada punteada / Angel Parra y Manuel Rojas

Viento en el Rupanco

Parabién / Angel Parra y Manuel Rojas

El canto de Chile

Ritmo de cueca / Angel Parra y Manuel Rojas


Canción / Angel Parra y Manuel Rojas

Puerto Edén

Vals Pericona / Angel Parra y Manuel Rojas

Lobero muerto

Sirilla / Angel Parra y Manuel Rojas

Manuel_Rojas_UNAM“Manuel Rojas: Voz viva de América Latina”

In “Voz viva de América Latina”, Manuel Rojas reads three fragments of his novel Born Guilty (Hijo de ladrón). The Vinyl 33 ⅓ (LPD) was published in 1968 by the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Union of Latin American Universities.

This album is the eleventh album of the “Voz viva de América Latina” series, in which were recorded the voices of prominent Latin American writers, including, among others, the following : Benito Juárez, José Martí, Rubén Darío, Pablo Neruda, Miguel Ángel Asturias, César Vallejo, Alejo Carpentier, Juan Carlos Onetti, Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Jorge Luis Borges, Ernesto Cardenal, Sara Ibáñez and Manuel Rojas himself.

The album contain an annexed booklet with a foreword by Emmanuel Carballo and the transcription of the three fragments of Born Guilty (Hijo de ladrón), read by its author.

Born Guilty (Hijo de ladrón)

Start and “La herida” – First part

Born Guilty (Hijo de ladrón)

“La herida” – Second part

Born Guilty (Hijo de ladrón)

The end – First part

Born Guilty (Hijo de ladrón)

The end – Second part

Dos cuentos, cinco voces

Dos cuentos, cinco voces is a selection of audio recordings in five languages, with readings of the stories The Glass of Milk and Pancho Rojas by Manuel Rojas. Two of the most emblematic narrations of the Chilean writer. The stories included here are read in Spanish by the author and correspond to stories records of The Glass of Milk of 1953 and Pancho Rojas of 1968. Both stories can also be heard in Rapa Nui, Quechua, Mapuzungun and Aymara Chilean original languages. These translations were specially made for this work by Mario Tuki, Miguel Urrelo, Benito Cumilaf and Carlos Cañari, respectively.

This project, which is part of the activities celebrating the 120th anniversary of the author of “Born Guilty”, has been developed with the support of the Manuel Rojas Foundation and the National Disability Service, through the winning project of the 2015 National Fund for Inclusive Projects: “Reading and listening at the National Library”.

Dos cuentos, cinco voces is a publication of the National Library Editions that includes a book and 3 CDs, the editorial coordination was done by Ana María Berthelon, Ángela Hernández and Ux Consultores. The locution was in charge of Santiago Ramírez and the sound edition was realized by Santiago Vergara, Rodrigo Muñoz and Carrusel Studies of Sound and Music. Both book and CDs were printed in Chile by A Impresores. Felipe Leal made the design; the motif of the cover is an adaptation of the booklet of “El delincuente” by Manuel Rojas, published in Santiago in 1929 by the “Sociedad Chilena de Ediciones, Imprenta Universitaria”.

The Glass of Milk

Manuel Rojas / 1953 

Pancho Rojas

Manuel Rojas / 1968 

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