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Violeta Parra

voc, g, 1917-1967 CL, San Carlos, Chile
Singer / Musician / Composer / Songwriter of Folk, Latin and World
A.k.a. Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval

Violeta Parra (born October 14, 1917 in San Carlos de Itihue, Chile) was a notable Chilean folklorist and visual artist. She set the basis for Nueva Canción Chilena, a renewal and a reinvention of Chilean folk music. Parra revived the Peña, (now known as La Peña de Los Parra), a community center for the arts and for political activism. Her most renowned song, Gracias a la Vida, was popularized throughout Latin America by Mercedes Sosa and later in the US by Joan Baez. It remains one of the most covered Latin American songs. From 1949 to 1952 she formed a duo with her sister, Hilda Parra: "Las Hermanas Parra". She also had other brothers dedicated to music, as Roberto Parra, Lautaro Parra and Lalo Parra, or poets, as Nicanor Parra. She´s also the mother of Isabel Parra, Angel Parra and as well grandmother of Tita Parra, Angel Parra (2) and Javiera Parra. Violeta Parra committed suicide with a gunshot on February, 5, 1967, in Santiago, because of her depression over the breakup of her relationship with Gilbert Favre. Along with Gabriela Pizarro and Margot Loyola she´s considered one of the most important, central, essential and former members of the chilean folklore history and the duty of collecting, testify (recording) and investigate the origins, develop and richness of the native rural music of her country.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
Genres
  • Folk
  • Latin
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Gracias a la Vida on Mi Chile Lindo by Various Artists
Volver a los Diecisiete on La Nueva Canción Chilena, Vol. 2 by Various Artists
La jardinera - Remastered on Violeta Parra, sus grandes éxitos by Violeta Parra
Arauco Tiene una Pena on Canciones Reencontradas en París by Violeta Parra & Victor Jara
Run run se fua pa'l norte on Gracias a la vida by Violeta Parra
La Carta on La Nueva Cancion Chilena, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Miren Como Sonríen on Canciones Reencontradas en París by Violeta Parra & Victor Jara
Volver a los 17 on Gracias a la vida by Violeta Parra
Arriba Quemando el Sol on Canciones Reencontradas en París by Violeta Parra & Victor Jara
Parabienes Al Reves on ¡Música a toda hora! by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Y Su GuitarraVioleta Parra2014Compil.
Cantos Chilenos disco 1Violeta Parra2014Compil.
El Canto De TodosMarco Latrach & Luis Norambuena Feat. Violeta Parra2014Album
Violeta Parra y su guitarraVioleta Parra2014Album
En Argentina Disco 10Violeta Parra2014Album
Antología- Grabaciones Originales En Emi Odeón 1954 - 1966Violeta Parra2012Compil.
En El Aula Magna De ConcepciónVioleta Parra2010Album
Centésima Del AlmaVioleta Parra2010Album
La CuecaVioleta Parra2010Album
Grandes ExitosVioleta Parra2004Compil.
Universo Latino 9Violeta Parra2001Compil.
Cantos CampesinosVioleta Parra1999Album
AntologíaVioleta Parra1999Compil.
Canciones Reencontradas En ParísVioleta Parra1999Compil.
En GinebraVioleta Parra1999Album
Décimas Y CentésimasVioleta Parra1999Compil.
Composiciones Para GuitarraVioleta Parra1999Album
Composiciones Para GuitarraVioleta Parra1999Single
Die Siebziger - Santiago, Penando Estás & La Peña De Los ParraVioleta Parra & Isabel Y Angel Parra1999Compil.
Haciendo HistoriaVioleta Parra1997Album
Haciendo Historia: La Jardinera Y Su CantoVioleta Parra1997Compil.
El Folklore Y La PasiónVioleta Parra1994Compil.
Chants & Rhythmes Du ChiliVioleta Parra / Los Calchakis / Isabel Y Angel Parra1991Compil.
TestimonioVioleta Parra1983Compil.
Las Ultimas Composiciones De Violeta ParraVioleta Parra1983Compil.
4Violeta Parra1982Compil.
Gracias A la VidaVioleta Parra1982Compil.
Violeta ParraVioleta Parra1981Compil.
RetratoVioleta Parra1981Compil.
2Violeta Parra1979Compil.
Canciones Ineditas Vol 2Violeta Parra1976Album
Chile Canta: El Disco De Plata Del Folklore ChilenoVioleta Parra, Isabel Parra, Angel Parra, Victor Jara1976Compil.
DécimasVioleta Parra1976Album
Volver A Los 17Violeta Parra1975Single
ビオレータ・パラへの追慕Violeta Parra1975Compil.
Canciones InéditasVioleta Parra1975Album
Violeta ParraVioleta Parra1975Compil.
Un Río De SangreVioleta Parra1975Single
Ausente... Presente... Cantos De ChileVioleta Parra1975Album
Un Rio De SangreVioleta Parra Et Isabel Y Angel Parra1974Album
Cantan A ChileVioleta Parra / Isabel Y Angel Parra / Los Calchakis1974Compil.
CancionesVioleta Parra1971Compil.
Canciones Reencontradas En ParísVioleta Parra1971Album
Gracias A La VidaVioleta Parra1970Single
Recordando A Chile (Una Chilena En Paris)Violeta Parra1968Album
Las Ultimas Composiciones De Violeta ParraVioleta Parra1966Album
Las últimas Composiciones de Violeta ParraVioleta Parra1966Album
La Carpa De La ReinaVioleta Parra - Chagual - Roberto Parra - Quelentaro - Lautaro Parra1966Album
Y Arriba Quemando El Sol / Paloma AusenteVioleta Parra1965Single
Recordando A Chile: Canciones De Violeta ParraVioleta Parra1965Album
Casamiento de NegrosVioleta Parra1964Single
El Folklore De Chile - Vol. IV - Violeta Parra - La TonadaVioleta Parra1964Album
Chants Et Danses Du ChiliVioleta Parra1964Album
El Folklore De Chile Según Violeta ParraVioleta Parra1962Album
Toda Violeta Parra - El Folklore De Chile Vol. VIIIVioleta Parra1960Album
La Cueca Presentada Por Violeta ParraVioleta Parra1959Album
El Folklore De Chile - Vol IIVioleta Parra1958Album
El Folklore De ChileVioleta Parra1957Album
Chants Et Dances Du Chili IIVioleta Parra1956Single
Chants Et Danses Du Chili IVioleta Parra1956Single
La Voz De Los Campos ChilenosVioleta Parra1955Single
Abran Quincha Abran CanchaVioleta ParraSingle
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