Ali Primera

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 Legendary Venezuelan singer-songwriter, activist and poet Ali Primera died 30 years ago Monday, on Feb. 16, 1985. Since he rose to fame in the late 1960s, Primera's folk songs of oppression, tough times and liberation have resonated not only among Venezuelans, but throughout the Spanish speaking world. Primera sang in simple language about issues ranging from U.S. imperialism to land ownership to worker exploitation.