May 2nd, 2006

Crowd shouting "sí se puede" in downtown streets, huge reverb off skyscrapers. May Day immigrants rights demonstration in Chicago. Recorded with a mini-DV camcorder with an external Sennheiser MKE 300 directional electret condenser mic. Minimal processing: zero-aligned, normalized to -3.0 dB. Pictures: http://collaboratory.nunet.net/phertz/mayday06/


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    javier86 2 years, 5 months ago

    Si se puede en EEUU? Yeaah!!

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    ignotus 9 years, 8 months ago

    "Si se puede!" has been a rallying cry for immigrant rights. Barack Obama's political campaign has also adopted a version of it, "Yes we can," as a campaign slogan. Might be a bit more idiomatically accurate translation into English, too, since the Spanish version isn't meant to be at all impersonal--it can be done and we're going to do it!

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    chr15_51 9 years, 8 months ago

    ok, nevermind. I googled it and a more accurate translation is: "yes it can be done" That's good, it's generic enough that I think i can use it.

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    chr15_51 9 years, 8 months ago

    thanks for the great sample. i would like to use it for a song that i need some chanting for, but i don't speak spanish and i don't want to take it entire out of context. I put it through free translater and it came out with "yes is able". Can you tell me what exactly it meant in relation to the demonstration? thanks.

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    ignotus 10 years, 11 months ago

    Strange to think of it as troubling or intimidating. I was there, and I can say that it was festive and energizing. Also happened in a city that tends to support its immigrant population. In the description, I have added a link to some pictures that may at least give some idea of the atmosphere.

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