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A soprano s neighbours went wild with applause during a government-imposed curfew in Chile after she gave the performance of a lifetime out her window

Soprano Ayleen Jovita Romero performed a peace song from her bedroom window in Santiago, Chile during a government-imposed curfew. The video has since gone viral with over 3.5 million views on Twitter, and has garnered nearly 240,000 likes. People are praising the singer for her act of political rebellion, with many saying the performance gave them chills and moved them to tears. Chile has been suffering through political unrest with protests across the country since the beginning of October. Visit Insider s homepage for more stories. A soprano recently gave the performance of a lifetime as she sang from her bedroom window in Santiago, Chile in an effort to lift the neighbourhood s spirits during a government-imposed curfew. Ayleen Jovita Romero s impromptu show was caught on camera and has since gone viral on Twitter, garnering over 3.5 million views and having been liked over 240,000 times.  In the video, filmed at night from an apartment across from the singer s, her voice can be heard soaring in the sky. When she finishes, the crowd goes wild — cheering, screaming and clapping in appreciation.  A woman was singing from her apartment window and this was her neighbors reaction.... pic.twitter.com/tHDt42EnCN — elatticus (@elatticus) November 6, 2019   The clip was shared on Twitter by a user named elatticus and was captioned: A woman was singing from her apartment window and this was her neighbors reaction.. .  People were stunned by the soprano s outstanding and amazing talent, with many saying it gave them chills and moved them to tears. Others said it made them feel hope and praised her courage for rebelling against the silence curfew.  The moment was made even more significant because of Ayleen s choice of song, which holds special meaning to the people of C it was an anthem during political unrest in the 70s. FYI this was in Santiago, Chile during a government imposed curfew following demonstrations, elatticus, who lives in New York City, explained in a follow-up tweet. FYI this was in Santiago, Chile during a government imposed curfew following demonstrations.

Her name is Ayleen Jovita Romero.

She’s singing El derecho de vivir en paz” — or “The right to live in peace” — elatticus (@elatticus) November 7, 2019   Her name is Ayleen Jovita Romero. She s singing El derecho de vivir en paz – or The right to live in peace . The curfew was the result of ongoing civil unrest in the country with people protesting against inequality and the increased cost of living. It began on October 6, when there was a subway fare increase in Santiago, which caused students to jump the turnstiles.  This event triggered wider protests across the city, as well as looting, vandalism and arson, which eventually forced President Sebastián Piñera to declare a state of emergency, as residents were told to stay indoors between the hours of 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.    Ayleen, who came in third in the Opéra-Chili 2019 contest and has sung in a production of Bellini s Norma in Santago, originally shared her own video of the viral moment on Instagram on October 22, filmed from a different angle. It has since racked up 11,190 likes.  “El derecho de vivir en paz” Victor Jara Nos manifestamos de manera pacífica en este toque de queda,todos los vecinos aquí apoyando la causa cantando y tocando sus bellos instrumento @paula_b.advis aquí está mi pedacito Invito a los demás artistas a hacer lo mismo en sus hogares la gente lo agradece y les hace bien ♥️ Es necesario. A post shared by Ayleenjovita.soprano (@ayleenjovita.soprano) on Oct 21, 2019 at 7:12pm PDT on Oct 21, 2019 at 7:12pm PDT   We demonstrate peacefully during this curfew, all the neighbours here supporting the cause by singing and playing their beautiful instruments [...] here is my little piece, she captioned her post (translated from Spanish). I invite other artists to do the same in their homes, people thank you and do you good. It is necessary. A post shared by Ayleenjovita.soprano (@ayleenjovita.soprano) on Jul 6, 2019 at 8:33pm PDT   The political issues are still raging on in the country, with one million people taking to the streets on October 25 to protest against the government.  But during this brief performance, they had a moment s peace. Join the conversation about this story NOW WATCH: People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here s the real color explained.


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