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October 8, 2018

I was 14 when I first listened to a vinyl record by Lluís Llach and it was immediately clear to me that the ancient and clandestine language in which the songwriter expressed himself would have accompanied me for a long time in the years to come. Llach is one of the main representatives of Nova cançó (New Song), a movement of musicians, and singers who defied Francisco Franco's dictatorship by singing political songs in Catalan during a time where the language, and all other cultural manifestations of Catalan identity were prohibited. His famous song L’Estaca, meaning "the stake", was composed in 1968 (a year that marked the European culture) and tells of a rotten stick about to fall (as an image of Franco's regime). In the early 1990s, some years after my first virtual meeting with Llach, the press office of the artist, knowing that I was working on the Italian translation of his lyrics, sent me all his records and CDs. That was one of the most welcomed unexpe...

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