"The 15-by-40-foot mural includes symbols and iconic figures, the most prominent being Chilean folk singer Victor Jara, who was executed by the Chilean military junta in 1973. Others depicted in the mural are Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, folk singers Woody Guthrie and Malvina Reynolds and Native American activist Bill Wahpepah.

[T]his beauty, which goes by the name Song of Unity or La Cancion de la Unidad in Spanish, is about to get a face-lift. It probably won't be an extreme makeover, but she'll be looking fine when a team of experts is done with her.

Rescue Public Murals, a national project to save community murals, has selected La Pena Cultural Center's Song of Unity, a mural of acrylic paint on Masonite, paper mache, ceramics and fiberglass sculpture, as the first Bay Area mural to be restored under the group's new project."
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By: kjfitz
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