As folks are aware here at Toward Freedom, we love music. So when we translated this piece by Maria Noel Sosa González, we knew we were going to have to do a special post about some of the cumbias that inspired her as she wrote. The original title of the piece was “Lo que no es necesario es el comisario,” which is inspired in the song Bien Warrior by Miss Bolivia.
At the end of the article, Maria Noel mentions anti-fascist cumbia, and anti-rati cumbia, which literally would translate as anti-rat cumbia, a reference to anti-police tunes. Here’s an anti-fascist track from a wonderful album by Sara Hebe.
This is some hella nice music to get down to while we destroy the patriarchy! Enjoy.