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Victor Jara

voc, g, 1932-1973 CL, Lonquén
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Folk, World and Latin
A.k.a. Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez

Chilean poet and singer, one of the most influential Latin American artists of the 20th century. Born 23rd September 1932 in Lonquén (Chile). He was murdered shortly after Pinochet's coup on September 11th, 1973. After singing in a University Chorus, his musical career started in 1957 when he met Violeta Parra who encouraged him to write his own songs. He joined Conjunto Cuncumen, a folk band that published an album that year of the same name where Victor sang "Se me ha escapado un suspiro". On their second album "Villancicos Chilenos" (1958) he sang "Doña María te ruego" and "Décimas por el nacimiento". At this time he also started working as a theatre director. On their third album, "Una Geografía Musical de Chile" (1962) he wrote/sang "Paloma quiero contarte"/"Canción del minero". In 1965, he started his solo career with a single: "Paloma quiero contarte"/"La beata". From 1966 to 1969 he was also musical director of Quilapayún. Original discography: * Victor Jara [aKA "Canto a lo Humano"] (1967, Demon) * Víctor Jara [aKA "Desde Lonquén hasta siempre"] (1967, Odeon) * Canciones folklóricas de América (with Quilapayún) (1968, Odeon) * Pongo en tus manos abiertas [aKA "Te recuerdo Amanda"] (1969, DICAP) * Canto Libre (1970, Odeon) * El derecho de vivir en paz (1971, DICAP) * La población (1972, DICAP) * Canto por travesura (1973, DICAP) Some songs were released as singles in 1972/73 and other unreleased songs were later issued with different names as "Manifiesto", "Víctor Jara: Presente" and "Canciones Póstumas".

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
Genres
  • Folk
  • World
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Manifiesto on Manifiesto by Victor Jara
El Derecho de Vivir en Paz on El Derecho de Vivir en Paz by Victor Jara
Vientos del Pueblo on Manifiesto by Victor Jara
Lamento Borincano - Remaster 2001 on Orgullo Chileno by Various Artists
Te Recuerdo Amanda on Best Of Victor Jara by Victor Jara
El Arado on Manifiesto by Victor Jara
Cuando Voy al Trabajo on Manifiesto by Victor Jara
La Partida on El Derecho de Vivir en Paz by Victor Jara
Luchín on La Población by Victor Jara
Plegaria a un Labrador on La Nueva Cancion Chilena, Vol. 1 by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Música y LeyendaVictor Jara2009Album
Deja La Vida VolarVictor Jara2008Compil.
Volumen IV. Canto LibreVictor Jara2008Compil.
Grandes ExitosVictor Jara2005Compil.
En Vivo En El Aula Magna de la Universidad de ValparaísoVictor Jara2003Album
Te Recuerdo AmandaVictor Jara2003Compil.
El Derecho De Vivir En Paz (Antología)Victor Jara2003Compil.
Memoria Del Cantar PopularVictor Jara2003Compil.
Habla y Canta: En Vivo En La Habana, CubaVictor Jara2001Album
Canto A Lo HumanoVictor Jara2001Compil.
Antologia MusicalVictor Jara2001Compil.
1959-1969Victor Jara2001Compil.
Universo Latino 5Victor Jara2001Compil.
ColeccionVictor Jara2001Compil.
Te Recuerdo VíctorVictor Jara2000Compil.
Pablo Neruda (1904-1973)Pablo Neruda / Victor Jara, Quilapayún1998Single
Haciendo Historia Victor Jara PresenteVictor Jara1997Compil.
En MéxicoVictor Jara1996Album
Deja la Vida VolarVictor Jara1996Compil.
CompleteVictor Jara1993Compil.
Canto LibreVictor Jara1993Compil.
20 Años DespuésVictor Jara1992Compil.
Canto Por Travesura / Desde Lonquen Hasta SiempreVictor Jara1990Compil.
El Derecho A Vivir En Paz / La PoblaciónVictor Jara1988Compil.
Поети С КитараVictor Jara1987Single
1938 1973Victor Jara1986Compil.
Musica de Esta America Casa de Las AmericasVictor Jara1983Album
El Cigarrito, Canto Libre, Abre Tu Ventana, El Aradado, EtcVictor Jara1981Compil.
SeleccionVictor Jara1980Compil.
Paloma Quiero ContarteVictor Jara1979Single
Te Recuerdo AmandaVictor Jara1978Compil.
La BeataVictor Jara1978Single
El Derecho De Vivir En PazVictor Jara1977Compil.
Le Chili De Victor Jara - El Derecho De Vivir En PazVictor Jara Con El Quilapayún1977Compil.
Ni Chicha Ni Limona / El Derecho De Vivir En PazVictor Jara1977Single
CompañeroVictor Jara1976Compil.
Vientos Del PuebloVictor Jara1976Compil.
Другарят Виктор Хара = El Companero Victor JaraVictor Jara1976Compil.
Chile Canta: El Disco De Plata Del Folklore ChilenoVioleta Parra, Isabel Parra, Angel Parra, Victor Jara1976Compil.
El Derecho De Vivir En PazIsabel Y Angel Parra, Victor Jara1975Compil.
No Puedes Volver Atrás / Deja La Vida VolarVictor Jara1975Single
ManifiestoVictor Jara1975Album
Te Recuerdo AmandaVictor Jara1974Compil.
VICTOR JARA VIVE!!Victor Jara1974Album
Manifiesto Chile September 1973Victor Jara1974Compil.
Le Chili De Victor Jara - El Derecho De Vivir En PazVictor Jara Con El Quilapayún1974Compil.
Te Recuerdo, AmandaVictor Jara1974Compil.
Народный Певец ЧилиVictor Jara1974Compil.
Una Guitarra, Un FusilVictor Jara1973Single
Canto Por TravesuraVictor Jara1973Album
Te Recuerdo AmandaVictor Jara1973Compil.
Cai Cai Vilú / HuillimalenVictor Jara1972Single
La bala - Que lindo es ser voluntarioVictor Jara1972Single
La PoblaciónVictor Jara1972Album
Ni Chicha Ni Limoná / Las Casitas Del Barrio AltoVictor Jara1971Single
Oiga Pues , MijitaVictor Jara1971Single
El Derecho de Vivir en PazVictor Jara1971Compil.
El Derecho De Vivir En PazVictor Jara1971Album
Canto LibreVictor Jara1970Album
RetratoVictor Jara1970Album
Pongo En Tus Manos Abiertas...Victor Jara1969Album
Plegaria A Un Labrador / Te Recuerdo AmandaVictor Jara1969Single
Canciones Folklóricas De AméricaVictor Jara + Quilapayún1968Album
Jai Jai / La Flor Que Anda De Mano En ManoVictor Jara1967Single
Victor JaraVictor Jara1967Album
El AparecidoVictor Jara1967Single
La Cocinerita - El CigarritoVictor Jara1966Single
La Beata / Paloma Quiero ContarteVictor Jara1966Single
Victor JaraVictor Jara1966Album
1938 - 1973Victor JaraCompil.
Volumen 2Victor JaraCompil.
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