Argentine concertina player, Oscar López Salaberry, joins the IICA campaign to pay tribute to food chain workers
San Jose, 19 June 2020 (IICA) - Oscar López Salaberry, an Argentinian concertina player and former diplomat has come on board the IICA campaign to salute farmers and food chain workers whose daily efforts are ensuring our food supply amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
López, a lawyer and university professor, was also the Patagonian Minister of Development from 1989 to 1996, as well as Argentina’s ambassador to Costa Rica from 1997 to 2000. He continues to reside in Costa Rica, where he devotes his time to music and is a radio and television producer.
IICA’s campaign has brought together renowned artists from different countries in the hemisphere, who are selflessly participating in the POPULAR MUSIC TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO WORK DAY TO DAY TO PUT FOOD ON OUR TABLES.
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, Ana Prada & Pata Kramer, Adrián Goizueta, Larbanois & Carrero and Kiko Veneno are just some of the performers who have selflessly and generously joined the IICA campaign.
Oscar López Salaberry’s performance can be seen here:
Several organizations in different countries have taken part in the IICA tribute. In Argentina, it 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.
Meanwhile, in Brazil, UNESCO Brazil and the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (ABRAS) have both endorsed and become a part of this campaign.
The concert by the Argentinian performers in this campaign can be accessed here: Youtube channel. . The songs contributed by the rest of the artists are also available on IICA’s
IICA will continue to publish the contributions of the artists in the campaign on all its digital platforms and on those of its partners in this initiative, using the following hashtags on social media:
Institutional Communication Division, IICA.