Cantos Cautivos

  • Katia Chornik (Creator)
  • Katia Chornik (Contributor)
  • Walter Roblero (Contributor)



Translated title: Captive Songs

Abstract: Cantos Cautivos [Captive Songs] is a digital archive of songs composed, performed and listened to in centres for political dentention and torture in Pinochet's Chile (1973-1990). It is the first online archive of music and state violence from all contexts that uses crowdsourcing to compile its content. It is also the first online resource providing content related to music and dictatorship in Latin America. Developed in partnership with the Chilean Museum of Memory and Human Rights, and former political prisoners, it is part of Dr Katia Chornik's Leverhulme-funded research ‘Sounds of Memory: Music and Political Captivity in Pinochet’s Chile (1973-1990)’. The archive is freely accessed at

Contact: Contact: [email protected]
Date made available14 Jul 2015
PublisherUniversity of Manchester


  • Music
  • political violence
  • human rights
  • testimony
  • cultural memory
  • commemoration

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