farabundo marti

A Morazán
Banda Tepehuani
A Morazán

BANDA TEPEHUANI - A MORAZAN [EL SALVADOR, 1983]

Couldn’t finish the transcription of the lyrics because the audio quality of this song is kind of bad, but it’s a fun listen anyway. The song is about the near-legendary region of El Salvador called Morazan, which served as the base area of the FMLN during the civil war.

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Agustín Farabundo Martí Rodríguez (more popularly known as Farabundo Marti) 1893-1932.

Farabundo Marti was a revolutionary and communist from El Salvador. After becoming a revolutionary communist in the early 1920s, Marti organized students in his native El Salvador. After his arrest, Marti left El Salvador for exile became involved in the Anti-Imperialist League of the Americas, Communist Party of Central America and International Red Aid (a Marxist-led alternative to the Red Cross). Marti spent some time in Nicaragua, fighting alongside Augusto Sandino against the US-backed military occupation. In 1931, Marti returned to El Salvador where the desperate social and economic condition of the peasantry was producing a revolutionary situation. In 1932, Marti and the Communist Party led a peasant uprising against the government which was drowned in blood. The military retaliated by murdering 30,000 people in La Matanza (The Slaughter), including Marti. Marti’s name would live on as a martyr for the left in El Salvador, being taken up by the Marxist-led guerrilla movement Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) who fought the US-backed dictatorship in the 1980s.

Did I really just see a poem saying pupusas are stuffed with the spirit of farabundo marti… it’s 11am at this point so I can’t say it’s too early but what in the world I can’t pls

Today in history: Feb 1, 1932 - Salvadoran communist leader Farabundo Marti is assassinated along with fellow leaders Alfonso Luna Calderón and Mario Zapata as the government drowns a large peasant-based uprising in blood, killing over 30,000 people. In 1980 the resurgent revolutionary movement in El Salvador names itself the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) in his honor.

Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)

Himno del FMLN
Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional
Himno del FMLN

This is the anthem of El Salvador’s Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN). The FMLN fought a civil war against the country’s military government between 1980, when it was formed by the merger of various insurgent groups, and 1992, when the Chapultepec Accords were signed between the Frente and the government, putting an end to hostilities.

Today is El Salvador’s 190th anniversary, along with that of Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

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Revolución o muerte venceremos
El FMLN vanguardia de un pueblo que lucha
será el que nos guiara a la victoria final
hermanos unidos para combatir
avancemos a la revolución
construyamos un futuro de progreso y dignidad.

Revolución o muerte venceremos
Farabundo Martí nos inspiró
y hoy resurge victorioso en nuestro frente
la bandera roja y blanca nos protegerá
y una estrella el sendero nos señalará.

Farabundo viene rompiendo caminos libertarios
por donde transitará la paz y la justicia de nuestro pueblo
hermanos unidos para combatir
avancemos a la revolución
construyamos un futuro de progreso y dignidad

Revolución o muerte venceremos
Revolución o muerte venceremos.