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Patricio Manns: singer-songwriter figure of the New Chilean Song and symbol of resistance during the Pinochet era dies

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Patricio Manns

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Patricio Manns in 1996.

Patricio Manns, one of the most recognized voices in Chilean popular music, died this Saturday at the age of 84.

Manns was an important figure in the endurance during the military government of Augusto Pinochet.

The singer-songwriter died in a clinic in the Valparaíso region, after being hospitalized for a month after suffering a decompensation, as confirmed by his relatives.

Manns was one of the most prominent authors and interpreters of the Nueva Canción Chilena, a cultural movement that marked the decades of the 60s and 70s in Chile.

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