San Jose, 1 June 2020 (IICA). The Uruguayan music duo made up of Ana Prada and Pata Kramer is paying tribute, once again, to farmers and food chain workers, whose daily efforts are ensuring the production, transportation, marketing and supply of food in the Americas during the Covid-19 pandemic.
On this occasion, the artists have contributed the song “Y qué más”, which is representative of popular music from Río de la Plata and was written by Ana Prada and Argentinean Teresa Parodi.
A native of Paysandú, Uruguay, Ana Prada has had an outstanding solo career, which has earned her nominations for numerous awards, including the Gardel and Graffiti awards in Argentina and Uruguay, respectively. She has collaborated with Jorge Drexler, León Gieco, Teresa Parodi, Liliana Herrero, Lisandro Aristimuño, Kevin Johansen and El Cuarteto de Nos, among other artists.
Pata Kramer is a renowned singer-songwriter, feminist, politician and producer from Montevideo with an extensive career in the music industry. In 2016, the two artists revived their duo Kramer vs. Prada (which they had created in 2000) and presented a show called “Canciones yeguas” all over Uruguay.
Prada and Kramer previously paid tribute to agrifood chain workers with the song “Me gusta”, which was included in the concert of Argentinian musicians launched by IICA in early May.
IICA’s campaign has brought together renowned artists from different countries in the Americas, who are selflessly participating in the POPULAR MUSIC TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO WORK DAY TO DAY TO PUT FOOD ON OUR TABLES.
Gustavo Grobocopatel, Gustavo Santaolalla, João Bosco, Gilberto Gil, León Gieco, Carlinhos Brown, Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, Mart’nália, Maria Luiza Jobim, Teresa Parodi, Soledad Villamil, Víctor Heredia, Hilda Lizarazu, Paulo Miklos, Lidia Borda, La Charo (Tonolec), Willy Piancioli (Los Tipitos), Agustín Ronconi (Arbolito), Alejandro Davio (Mundo Alas), Anabella Zoch, Peteco Carabajal, Dolores Solá, Acho Estol (La Chicana), Guadalupe Urbina, Lila Downs, Los Folkloristas, Nano Stern and Roscer Díaz are just some of the performers who have selflessly and generously contributed to the campaign launched by IICA.
Enjoy the performance by Ana Prada and Pata Kramer by clicking here:
Various organizations in several countries have taken part in the tribute organized by IICA. In Argentina, the tribute has received the backing of the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; the Ministry of Culture of the Nation; The Ministry of Social Development; the anti-hunger program – Plan Argentina contra el Hambre; the Secretariat of Media and Public Communication; the public broadcast entity, Contenidos Públicos Sociedad del Estado and the arts foundation, Fondo Nacional de las Artes.
In Brazil, UNESCO Brazil and the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (ABRAS) have both endorsed and become a part of this campaign.
Access the concert by the Argentinian performers who have joined this campaign by clicking on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
IICA will continue to publish the contributions of the artists participating in the campaign on all its digital platforms and on those of its partners in this initiative, using the following hashtags on social media:
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