La Vida Bohème Creating Music As A Weapon Of Protest

They have won awards, they have been the subject of recognition in both Venezuela in other countries as well.

They have won awards, they have been the subject of recognition in both Venezuela in other countries as well, and have a legion of fans that has taken them on tour to the most diverse countries in both continents, and what's more surprising, two of their most famous songs have appeared in the playlist of two successful video games of huge popular video game franchises, the songs are: "Buen Salvaje" (Good Savage) in Fifa 12 and the song "Radio Capital" (Capital Radio) in Grand Theft Auto V.


This article will detail in depth the origins, and future around this band that has no equal in the Latin American continent and is the living reflection of an oppressed nation and that they encourage in their struggle through their songs. Following the veins of their more than recognized influences such as The Ramones, The Clash and The Sex Pistols.


Henry D'Arthenay the vocalist of the group decided to form the group with some of his friends and acquaintances, and immediately was determined to practice and improve like no other, to make the group take a great leap that would make them known throughout the country.


They spent several years participating in all kinds of music festivals and they even appeared in a variety of nightclubs that gave the group a well-needed boost and notoriety, but it was not until 2010 that they released their first album, titled: "Nuestra" (Ours) and achieved an immediate success "Radio Capital" (Capital Radio) one of the singles of the album managed to climb to the top of the ranking of the most listened songs in the country.


Venezuela, during that time as well was already beginning to show the first signs of a truly terrible crisis. La Vida Bohème did not flinch at all, they fought the battle as they only knew how to do, with their music.


Their second album "Será" was released three years later in 2013, and it can be said without a shadow of a doubt that it was an album that in itself reflected what was to come the following year, a country in crisis, fragmented and a youth in struggle claiming and fighting for their rights against a repressive and totalitarian government.


"La Lucha" (The Struggle) was released in 2017, and with this album, they close a kind of trilogy, and if you want more proof, by joining the three titles of the albums you will get the following message: "Nuestra será la Lucha." (The struggle will be ours)



What does this say about the future of the group? That the struggle will not cease, and that the group will always reflect the concerns and torments of a population from an inclusive perspective, no matter if it is Venezuelan or not. 


/ Popnable Media
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