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| 4/3/2009 12:00:00 AM

Colombian rock band's songs focus on political, environmental turmoil

Apr 03 -- Sometimes the members of the Colombian rock band Aterciopelados feel like they're living in an upside-down world, where the "paranormal" passes for normal.

"Paranormality is a word we use to describe the paradoxical state in which our planet's values are in this moment," said bassist Hector Buitrago, who, with vocalist Andrea Echeverri, are the core of Aterciopelados. "We have a song on our latest album, 'Rio,' called 'Dia Paranormal,' that addresses this phenomenon."

The song likens their government's involvement with "paramilitary" groups in a decades-old guerrilla war with the folly of "parapsychologist" Uri Geller, who claimed to be able to bend spoons with mental commands.
 
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