The score for the Motorcycle Diaries was composed by Gustavo Santaolalla. Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara’s famous trip across South America begun in late 1951 on Granado’s old British motorcycle and supposedly awakened in Guevara a sympathy for the poor and desire for social justice that turned him into a leftist revolutionary.
The Motorcycle Diaries was based on Guevara’s diary of the trip and on Granado’s book ‘Traveling with Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary.’ The 2004 film was directed by Brazilian Walter Salles.
The JTHJ background track is reminiscent of the classic ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ composed by Gustavo Santaolalla.
Guevara was one of the leaders of Cuba’s revolution that put Fidel Castro in power in 1959 and was in the Cuban government for several years until leaving to fight, less successfully, in other uprisings. He died in Bolivia in 1967 while trying to start a rebel force there.
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