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A song of dedication to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Performer: Nar Hovhannisyan (Нар Ованисян) Year recorded: 1964 Composer: Artemi Ayvazyan (Артемий Айвазян) Lyricist: Arshaluys Saroyan (Аршалуйс Сароян) Source: Armenian Radio Archive Image: MPR poster "Lenin's ideas are eternal" ("Лениний үзэл санаа мөнх").
Topics: Soviet Union, USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Music, CPSU, Communist Party of the Soviet...
A Colombian version of The Internationale, performed by Los Escamilla, a band affiliated with the 19th of April Movement guerrilla organisation. The lyrics are identical to that of the standard Cuban version. Performer: Los Escamilla Year recorded: 1988 Composer: Pierre De Geyter Year Composed: 1888 Lyricist: Eugène Pottier (Original French) Year Written: 1871 (French lyrics) Source: https://youtu.be/WxL93R_uj6E Picture: April 1988 conference of the Simón Bolívar Guerrilla Coordinating Board...
Topics: Colombia, Guerrilla, Socialism, Communism, Music, Internationale
2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Mongolian People's Revolution. This is one of three popular songs of the Revolution, along with "The Red Banner" and "Banner of Revolution", which I have uploaded previously. It sings of the events of the Battle of Fort Kyakhta, the most important battle of the Revolution against Beiyang forces which led to a decisive victory for the Mongolian revolutionaries. The taking of the fortress and the four machine guns used in the battle...
Topics: Kyakhta Fortress, Mongolia, Mongolian Peoples Republic, MPR, Mongolian Revolution, Communism,...
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Previous version of this video was removed by YouTube, but that just gives me the opportunity to remake it better than before. The previous video only had FARC music, when reality the FARC was only one of the movements that operated as part of the Simón Bolívar Guerrilla Coordinating Board. This improved video now includes music from all four of the main guerrilla groups, as well as a song dedicated to the Coordinating Board itself that itself sings about each of the four groups. ==Simón...
Topics: Colombia, Guerrilla, FARC, ELN, Socialism, Communism, Music, Compilation, One Hour
One of the most famous Bulgarian partisan songs, which remained popular in the People's Republic of Bulgaria, sometimes being seen as an unofficial anthem of the Bulgarian People's Army. Performer: Bulgarian Radio and Television Mixed Choir and Orchestra (Смесен Хор и Оркестър при Българското Радио и Телевизия) Lyricist/Composer: Lena Chencheva (Лена Ченчева) Year Written/Composed: 1943 Source: Vinyl Record "Партизански...
Topics: Bulgaria, People's Republic of Bulgaria, WW2, WWII, World War II, World War 2, Partisan, Music,...
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The Uyghur version of the famous Chinese revolutionary song, recorded during the Cultural Revolution and released alongside The Internationale. Performer: Song and Dance Ensemble of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (شىنجاڭ ئۇيغۇر ئاپتونوم رايونىنىڭ ئوپېرا ئۆمىكى) Year recorded: 1969 Composer: Traditional Year Composed: Early 1930s Lyricist: Based on Chinese lyrics by Li Youyuan (李有源) Year Written: 1942 (Chinese version) Image: Mao Zedong...
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Topics: Uyghur, Xinjiang, China, Mao Zedong, The East Is Red, Socialism, Communism, Music
A song dedicated to Ehmetjan Qasim, the president of the short-lived Second East Turkestan Republic. This state was closely allied with the Soviet Union and cooperated with the Communist Party of China against the Kuomintang. After his untimely death, Ehmetjan Qasim was seen as a hero in the Soviet Union and China and continues to be seen as such even to the present day. Lyrics in the Arabic script: گۈللەرگەپۈركەنگەن قەبر ەڭ ائلدىدا، ياد ېئتىپ...
Topics: Uyghur, USSR, Soviet Union, Ehmetjan Qasim, Socialism, Communism, Music, China, Xinjiang, East...
A song honouring the friendship between India and the Soviet Union, who were close allies during the Cold War. While sung entirely in Russian, the song also features the vocals of Indian actor Raj Kapoor, who became famous throughout the Soviet Union and the rest of the Eastern Bloc through his films. This song was also used by the Communist Party of India, who later released it alongside a recording of The Internationale in 1972: https://youtu.be/9RNybpaKDAA Performers: Karen Oganov...
Topics: Soviet Union, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR, India, Friendship, Socialism, Communism,...
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An hour of communist music in the Uyghur language, the first half from the Chinese Uyghurs and the second half from the Soviet Uyghurs. As you'll notice, the Uyghurs in China write their language using the Arabic script while Uyghurs in the Soviet Union and now in post-Soviet states tend to use the Cyrillic script instead. Flag in the video is the flag of Xinjiang while under the control of the People's Anti-Imperialist Association. = Chinese Uyghurs = 0:00⠀ياشىسۇن ماۋ...
Topics: Xinjiang, Uyghur, China, Soviet Union, People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong, Labour, People's...
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It seems my previous upload of this video was completely muted at some point by YouTube for unknown reasons. I decided to reupload it for International Workers' Day this year with various improvements such as updating some of the songs with recordings of better quality and improving the sound on others. Happy International Workers' Day! 0:00 Москва Майская (Moscow in May) [Soviet Union] 5:12 Da Nam Živi, Živi Rad (Long Live, Live Labour) [Yugoslavia] 6:38 Възхвала на...
Topics: May Day, Workers Day, International Workers' Day, Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Poland,...
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A Soviet Tajik song singing praises of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, digitised from a record of Tajik melodies. Performer: K. S. Stanislavski and V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko Choir and Orchestra of Musical Theatre (Хор ва Оркестри Театри Мусиқии ба номи К. С. Станиславский ва В. И. Немирович-Данченко) Year recorded: 1978 Composer: Yaikhel Sabzanov (Ёқуб Сабзанов) Lyricist: Fayzullo Ansori (Файзулло...
Topics: Soviet Union, USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Tajikistan, Tajik SSR, TSSR, Communism,...
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Happy 4th of July! Translation note: The excerpt from Che to Fidel is from Che's farewell speech to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba in 1965. Year recorded: 1970 Image: OSPAAAL poster "World Solidarity With CUBA".
Topics: Cuba, Cuban Revolution, Revolution, Yankee, Music, Socialism, Communism
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During the Cuban Revolution, the guerrillas of the 26th of July Movement came to be known as "los barbudos" - "the bearded men" - due to their appearance. This song from the year of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution sings of the day these bearded men entered Havana after Batista fled the country. Performer: René Touzet and his Orchestra (René Touzet y su Orquesta) Year recorded: 1959 Composer/Lyricist: Félix Reina Year composed/written: 1959 Source: Sketchy MP3 site...
Topics: Cuba, Republic of Cuba, Cuban Revolution, Socialism, Communism, Music, Havana, Los Barbudos
A medley of songs performed by the East German Erich-Weinert-Ensemble in 1969 representing the armed forces of each member of the Warsaw Pact at the time. Special thanks to Lenin502 for discovering this recording. Performer: Erich-Weinert-Ensemble Year recorded: 1969 Source: https://youtu.be/vU1b6S8X11A Thumbnail: Poster "35 years of the Warsaw Pact" ("35 лет Варшавскому договору"). 0:00 Marsch der Nationalen Volksarmee (March of the National People's...
Topics: Warsaw Pact, Erich Weinert Ensemble, East Germany, GDR, DDR, Soviet Union, USSR, Bulgaria, Romania,...
Vietnam and the Soviet Union were strong allies during the Cold War, from the USSR's establishment of relations with the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1950 through the three Indochina Wars. The Soviet Bloc also recognised the People's Republic of Kampuchea against the US-backed Khmer Rouge and Vietnam was one of only three countries outside of Europe to join COMECON (the other two being Mongolia and Cuba). The two signed a Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation in 1978 and remained close...
Topics: Soviet Union, USSR, Vietnam, Friendship, Socialism, Communism, Music
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The anthem of the Popular Liberation Army (Ejército Popular de Liberación), a Colombian guerrilla group initially of Maoist orientation and later siding with Albania in the Sino-Albanian split. It was the fourth-largest of the main four guerrilla groups in Colombia during the Cold War, behind the FARC, M-19, and ELN, working together with them as part of the Simón Bolívar Guerrilla Coordinating Board. Much of the EPL demobilised in 1991, but a faction of dissidents continues to fight to...
Topics: Colombia, EPL, Guerrilla, Socialism, Communism, Music
The anthem of Che Guevara's National Liberation Army of Bolivia (Ejército de Liberación Nacional de Bolivia), also known as the Ñancahuazú Guerrilla (Guerrilla de Ñancahuazú). Not to be confused with the National Liberation Army of Colombia, a different guerrilla group which remains active to this day. This was the third and final guerrilla group Che Guevara had a part in, after the 26th of July Movement in Cuba and the Simbas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In Bolivia, Che would...
Topics: Che Guevara, Bolivia, ELN, Anthem, Guerrilla, Socialism, Communism, Music
Just as North and South Korea have their own versions of The Internationale, the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture within the People's Republic of China also has its own version, based heavily on the Mandarin Chinese version. Additionally, the Yanbian Korean version follows the naming convention of the North Korean version, transliterating "Internationale" as "인터나쇼날" (Inthŏnasyonal), while the South Korean version uses "인터내셔널"...
Topics: China, People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong, Chinese Revolution, Cultural Revolution, Great Leap...
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The East Is Red as sung in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture of the People's Republic of China. I also have the Tibetan and Uyghur versions which I hope to post soon. Performer: Yanbian Song and Dance Ensemble (연변 가무단) Year recorded: 1973 Composer: Traditional Year Composed: Early 1930s Lyricist: Based on Chinese lyrics by Li Youyuan (李有源) Year Written: 1942 (Chinese version) Picture: Painting depicting the founding of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, featuring...
Topics: Yanbian, China, The East Is Red, Mao Zedong, Socialism, Communism, Music
The East Is Red - one of China's most well-known revolutionary songs - in the Mongolian language. Something interesting to note is how many of the words are derived from Mandarin terms, such as "Zünkhuva" from "Zhōnghuá" (China), "Züshi" from "Zhǔxí" (Chairman), and "Güntsenden" from "Gòngchǎndǎng" (Communist Party). Digitised by me from a small red flexi-disc containing The Internationale on one side and The East Is Red on...
Topics: Inner Mongolia, China, Mao Zedong, Socialism, Communism, Music
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Today marks 150 years since the end of the Paris Commune. However, the memory of their revolution lives on. This is a song written in the aftermath of the October Revolution to honour the struggle of the Communards that had already taken place nearly 50 years prior. Performer: Moscow State Choir (Государственный Московский Хор) Year Recorded: 1976 Composer: Aleksandr Mitushin (Александр Митюшин) Year Composed: 1920 Lyricist: Vasily Kniazev...
Topics: Paris Commune, Soviet Union, USSR, Socialism, Communism, Music
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འཛམ་གླིང་ཡོངས་ཀྱི་འབྱོར་མེད་པ་རྣམས་མཉམ་འབྲེལ་གྱིས་ཤིག། 0:00 ཤར་ཕྱོགས་དམར། (The East is Red) 3:54 རྒྱལ་སྤྱིའི་གླུ་དབྱངས། (The Internationale) 8:32 མའོ་ཀྲུའུ་ཞི་ཁྲི་ལོར་བརྟན། (Long Live Chairman Mao) 10:02...
Topics: Tibet, China, Socialism, Communism, Music, Compilation, One Hour
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Also known as "Beautiful Havana" (美丽的哈瓦那), this song was written in China in 1962 to show solidarity with the Cuban Revolution. Fidel Castro is said to have been so overcome with emotion on a car ride during his visit to China in 1995 that he couldn't help but hum this song. Performer: Ren Guizhen (任桂珍) Year recorded: 1962 Composer: Li Jiefu (李劫夫) Lyricists: An Bo (安波), Mu Qing (木青) Year Composed/Written: 1962 Source: Youku Image: Chinese poster...
Topics: Child of Havana, Havana, Cuba, China, Fidel Castro, Castro, Cuban Revolution, Revolution,...
A song about the worldwide festivities on International Workers' Day, the lyrics to which were written at the request of the Romanian Workers' Party (later the Romanian Communist Party) to the tune of Ciprian Porumbescu's "Cântec de Primăvară" (Song of Spring). Known variously as "Cântec de 1 Mai" (Song of the 1st of May), "Marș de 1 Mai" (March of the 1st of May), "Imnul de 1 Mai" (Hymn of the 1st of May), and "1 Mai Muncitoresc" (A...
Topics: Romania, May Day, Socialism, Communism, Music
The Internationale as performed in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. Differs from the standard version used in the Mongolian People's Republic and modern Mongolia, being more heavily based on the Mandarin Chinese version. The title of the Inner Mongolian version also more closely mirrors that of the Chinese version, literally being "The International Song" ("Интернационалийн Дуу"), while the version in Mongolia follows...
Topics: China, People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong, Chinese Revolution, Cultural Revolution, Great Leap...
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“凡是毛主席作出的决策,我们都坚决维护;凡是毛主席的指示,我们都始终不渝地遵循。” ——华国锋主席 "We will resolutely uphold whatever policy decisions Chairman Mao made, and unswervingly follow whatever instructions Chairman Mao gave." —Chairman Hua Guofeng 0:00 继续革命的战歌 (War Song of Continuing Revolution) 0:47 歌唱社会主义祖国 (Ode to the Socialist Motherland) 4:15 歌唱华主席 (Ode to Chairman Hua) 7:09...
Topics: Hua Guofeng, China, Socialism, Communism, Music, Compilation, Two Hours
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One of the most popular songs from the Delano Grape Strike of the United Farm Workers. It was adapted by Luis Valde after a stint in Cuba from a corrido celebrating the Cuban Revolution called "Long Live the Revolution!" ("¡Viva la Revolución!") by Mexican composer Valdemar Gomez. Performer: Los Lobos Year Recorded: 1976 Composer: Valdemar Gomez Year Composed: 1960 Lyricist: Luis Valde Year Written: 1966 Source: Album "Si Se Puede" Image: César Chávez memorial...
Topics: UFW, United Farm Workers, Cesar Chavez, Socialism, Music
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A song written amidst the Delano Grape Strike in honour of the march from Delano to Sacramento to bring attention to the cause of the UFW. Translation note: The "Virgin of Guadalupe" refers to an image of the Virgin Mary appearing before a Mexican man named Juan Diego in 1531. It holds significant religious importance for many Mexicans. Composer/Lyricist: Agustín Lira Year: 1965 Image: The UFW nearing the end of the march crossing over the Tower Bridge in Sacramento, 10 April, 1966.
Topics: United Farm Workers, UFW, March, Socialism, Music
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0:00 东方红 3:33 国际歌 7:55 万岁!毛主席 9:31 延边人民热爱毛主席 11:34 咱们的领袖毛泽东 13:08 毛纺工人之歌 15:14 草原上的红卫兵见到了毛主席 17:05 祝福毛主席万寿无疆 20:44 毛泽东思想阳光照草原 21:55 草原上升起不落的太阳 24:57 鲜奶献给毛主席 28:06 党的恩情唱不完 31:00 幸福不忘毛主席 34:21 团结胜利歌 36:53 光辉的天安门 39:24 欣欣向荣的草原 41:06 公社放驼员 43:10...
Topics: Inner Mongolia, China, Socialism, Communism, Music, Compilation, One Hour
A song performed 10 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union which sings of its history and achievements. Performer: Ivan Baranov (Иван Баранов) Year Recorded: 2001 Composter/Lyricist: Aleksandr Kharchikov (Александр Харчиков) Source: Sovmusic Image: Soviet poster "30 Years of Soviet Power" ("ХХХ Лет Советской Власти"), 1947.
Topics: Soviet Union, USSR, Socialism, Communism, Music
A song from the Cultural Revolution, "We will liberate Taiwan" (alternatively translated as "We must liberate Taiwan" and "We are determined to liberate Taiwan") being a popular slogan at the time. Performer: Central Philharmonic Orchestra (中央乐团) Year: 1975 Source: BiliBili (possibly from @RED ERA) Image: Poster "We are determined to liberate Taiwan" (一定要解放台湾), 1971.
Topics: China, Taiwan, Socialism, Communism, Music
Another version of The Internationale sung in one of the minority languages of the PRC. I do have one more version which I haven't posted yet - the Inner Mongolian version - which I hope to post soon. Performer: Song and Dance Ensemble of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (شىنجاڭ ئۇيغۇر ئاپتونوم رايونىنىڭ ئوپېرا ئۆمىكى) Year recorded: 1969 Composer: Pierre De Geyter Year composed: 1888 Lyricists: Based on Chinese lyrics by Xiao San, adapted from...
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A song from the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, provided to me by the great @Interkast, who specialises in Afgan songs, mainly from the DRA era. Performer: Mashoor Jamal (مسحور جمال) Year recorded: 1980 Source: @Interkast Image: The Army of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan after prevailing over Mujahideen forces in the Battle of Jalalabad, 1989.
Topics: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, Socialism, Communism, Music
There is a version of the Mongolian anthem that has been passed around for some time which is claimed to be the original 1950 version of the anthem. However, this claim is false. From 1991 to 2006, Mongolia restored the original version of the anthem, but without the middle verse which praises Lenin, Stalin, Sükhbaatar, and Choibalsan. The recording commonly passed off as the 1950 version is actually from this period, which followed the end of the Mongolian People's Republic. That said, here...
Topics: Mongolia, MPR, Mongolian People's Republic, Anthem, Socialism, Communism, Music
A song from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a secular communist group in the State of Palestine fighting for Palestinian liberation from Zionism. Special thanks to Indelible Ink for providing the audio and helping with the translation for this video. Translation notes: • George al-Hakim — George Habash, founder and first leader of the PFLP. He is commonly also known by his laqab (a form of nickname or title), al-Hakim, meaning "the wise one" or "the...
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0:01 China 0:50 United States 2:27 United Kingdom 3:38 France 5:11 Soviet Union 0:01 中国 0:50 美国 2:27 英国 3:38 法国 5:11 苏联
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A melancholic song paying homage to the sacrifices made by the veterans of the Great Patriotic War. There are less of them each passing year. Always remember to honour those we have left and the memory of those no longer with us. Happy Victory Day, comrades. Performer: Georgiy Son and Variety Ensemble "Kayagum" (Георгий Сон и эстрадный ансамбль «Каягым») Year Recorded: 1981 Composter: E. Pak (Э. Пак) Lyricist: B. Pak (Б. Пак) Source: Vinyl...
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A revolutionary song from Kerala that borrows its lyrics heavily from the American English version of "The Internationale". Due to this, it is in many situations sung in place of "The Internationale" at communist events in Kerala. BiliBili version: https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Tf4y1M7za/ Lyricists: Koyamparambath Satchidanandan (കോയമ്പറമ്പത്ത് സച്ചിദാനന്ദൻ), based on American English lyrics by Charles Hope Kerr,...
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The 7th of January marks the liberation of Phnom Penh and the foundation of the People's Republic of Kampuchea, the state that toppled the Khmer Rouge and rebuilt the country. However, the United States and its allies continued to support and recognise the Khmer Rouge while the Eastern Bloc gave much-needed support to the PRK. The PRK ultimately lasted 10 years before transitioning to the State of Cambodia. Composer: Sok Udom Deth (សុខ ឧត្តមឌិត) Year composed: 1976...
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A song honouring the Party of Labour of Albania.\n\nPerformer: Ensemble of Mirdita (Ansambli i Mirdites)\nYear recorded: 1987\nSource:http://www.enver-hoxha.net/content/content_english/music.htm\nImage: Mural dedicated to the Party of Labour of Albania (PPSH) in Korçë, 1987
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A popular song of the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the paramilitary wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a secular communist group operating within the State of Palestine. Special thanks to Indelible Ink and Authentic Bastard for helping with the translation for this video. Translation notes: • George Habash — Founder and first leader of the PFLP. • Hakim - George Habash's laqab, a form of nickname or title. Usually left untranslated in English but means...
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