Song of the Week: “Viva la Quinte Brigada” by Christy Moore

by Douglas Cowie on 29 March 2019

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “Viva la Quinte Brigada” by Christy Moore:

What I find really moving about this version of “Vive la Quinte Brigada” is the roll call of individual volunteers, which work almost like little flash fiction stories, reminding us that fighting fascism is an obligation that crosses borders and costs lives.

This Spanish version by Los Angeles Chicano band Quetzal has a different flavor and is worth a listen, too.

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