James Dean Bradfield - Inspired By Jara [Radio Wales]

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James Dean Bradfield from Manic Street Preachers looks at the influence of Chilean musician and revolutionary singer Victor Jara on modern music, political activism and the arts.

From lyrical references by the likes of U2 and The Clash to an album dedication from Simple Minds and Bruce Springsteen covering Jara’s most famous song.

James, frontman of the Manics, has written a solo album - 'Even in Exile' - which has been inspired by Jara. While James was finishing the album he spoke to Oscar winner Emma Thompson, Charlie Burchill from Simple Minds, political singer Dafydd Iwan and MP Kevin Brennan about Jara's life, his music and his legacy.

James Dean Bradfield looks at the influence of Chilean musician and campaigner Victor Jara

Welsh Musician James Dean Bradfield looks at the influence of Chilean musician and revolutionary singer Victor Jara on modern music, political activism and the arts.

From lyrical references by the likes of U2 and The Clash to an album dedication from Simple Minds and Bruce Springsteen covering Jara’s most famous song.

James has written his own album called “Even in Exile” which is inspired by Jara. While he was finishing the album he spoke to Oscar winner Emma Thompson, Charlie Burchill from Simple Minds, political singer Dafydd Iwan and MP Kevin Brennan about Jara's life, his music and his legacy.

James Dean Bradfield looks at the influence of Chilean musician and campaigner Victor Jara