Exhibit: Don't Lose Heart – Argentina’s Rock nacional and its Resistance to Military Dictatorship

Event Status
historical image of argentine youth in a concert crowd, blue filter and exhibit title overlayed.

Between 1976 and 1983, Argentina experienced the darkest of times when the Argentinian Armed Forces initiated a coup, suspending the democratic process and brutally limiting civil rights. This “Dirty War” subjected the Argentinians to torture, disappearances, and murder. However, during this repression of culture and freedom, the light of resistance and creativity shined through the gloom. Rock nacional fostered a level of resilience by the Argentinian youth that helped to usher in a new democracy as the military junta spectacularly failed to garner the support of the general public at large. forty years since the end of the dictatorship and the memory of that terrible time still lingers although so does the remembrance of pride and resilience of the Argentinian people.

Curated by Digital Repository Specialist Gilbert Borrego.

Location: Fine Arts Library

Date and Time
Sept. 18, 2023 to March 10, 2024, All Day
Fine Arts Library