Violeta Parra

Andean music, Composer

1917 – 1967

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Who was Violeta Parra?

Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval was a Chilean composer, songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist. She set the basis for "Chilean' New Song", the Nueva canción chilena, a renewal and a reinvention of Chilean folk music which would absorb and extend its influence far beyond Chile. In 2011 Andrés Wood directed a biopic about her, titled Violeta Went to Heaven.

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Born
Oct 4, 1917
San Carlos
Also known as
  • Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval
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Ethnicity
  • Chilean people
Nationality
  • Chile
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Died
Feb 5, 1967
Santiago
Resting place
Cementerio General de Santiago

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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