Andean music, Composer
1917 – 1967
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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- Oct 4, 1917
- Also known as
- Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval
- Chilean people
- Feb 5, 1967
- Resting place
- Cementerio General de Santiago
on July 23, 2013
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