Violeta Parra

Violeta Parra

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Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval
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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 considerated 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.
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Violeta Parra Discography

Albums

Violeta Parra El Folklore De Chile - Vol II (Album) Odeon Chile 1958 Sell This Version
Violeta Parra La Cueca Presentada Por Violeta Parra Odeon Chile 1959 Sell This Version
Violeta Parra Toda Violeta Parra - El Folklore De Chile Vol. VIII (Album) Odeon Chile 1960 Sell This Version
Violeta Parra El Folklore De Chile Según Violeta Parra (Album) Odeon Argentina 1962 Sell This Version
Violeta Parra El Folklore De Chile (Album) Odeon Chile 1964 Sell This Version
Violeta Parra El Folklore De Chile - Vol. IV - Violeta Parra - La Tonada (Album) Odeon Chile 1964 Sell This Version
LD-S-4271, LD-S 4271, MF 4271 Violeta Parra Chants Et Danses Du Chili(10", Album) Le Chant Du Monde, Le Chant Du Monde, Le Chant Du Monde LD-S-4271, LD-S 4271, MF 4271 France 1964 Sell This Version
LDC-36533 Violeta Parra Recordando A Chile: Canciones De Violeta Parra(LP, Album) Odeon LDC-36533 Chile 1965 Sell This Version
Violeta Parra Las Ultimas Composiciones De Violeta Parra (Album) RCA Victor Chile 1966 Sell This Version
LDC-36581 Violeta Parra, Various Violeta Parra, Various - La Carpa De La Reina(LP, Mono) Odeon LDC-36581 Chile 1966 Sell This Version
Violeta Parra Canciones Reencontradas En París (Album) Peña De Los Parra, Dicap Argentina 1971 Sell This Version
LPV-1289 Violeta Parra Violeta Parra y Sus Canciones Reencontradas En París(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LPV-1289 Venezuela 1972 Sell This Version
Violeta Parra Et Isabel Et Angel Parra* Violeta Parra Et Isabel Et Angel Parra* - Un Rio De Sangre (Album) Arion France 1974 Sell This Version
Violeta Parra Canciones Inéditas (Album) Movieplay Spain 1975 Sell This Version
Violeta Parra Ausente... Presente... Cantos De Chile (Album) Le Chant Du Monde, Le Chant Du Monde, Canto Libre France 1975 Sell This Version
Violeta Parra Canciones Ineditas Vol 2 (Album) Movieplay Spain 1976 Sell This Version
302-0147 Violeta Parra Violeta Parra(LP) EMI-Odeon, S.A. 302-0147 Ecuador 1981 Sell This Version
ARN 64142 Violeta Parra / Los Calchakis / Isabel & Angel Parras Violeta Parra / Los Calchakis / Isabel & Angel Parras - Chants & Rhythmes Du Chili(CD) Arion ARN 64142 France 1991 Sell This Version
823524 2 Violeta Parra Haciendo Historia(CD) EMI 823524 2 Chile 1997 Sell This Version
857380701-2 Violeta Parra Composiciones Para Guitarra(CD, Album) WEA, Warner Music Chile 857380701-2 Chile 1999 Sell This Version
857380321-2 Violeta Parra Canciones Reencontradas En París(CD, Album) WEA, Warner Music Chile 857380321-2 Chile 1999 Sell This Version
8573803232-2 Violeta Parra Cantos Campesinos(CD, Album) WEA, Warner Music Chile 8573803232-2 Chile 1999 Sell This Version
8573 84447-2 Violeta Parra En Ginebra En Vivo(CD, Album) WEA, Warner Music Chile 8573 84447-2 Chile 2000 Sell This Version
590254 Violeta Parra La Cueca(CD, Album) Oveja Negra 590254 Chile 2010 Sell This Version
590259 Violeta Parra Décimas Autobiográficas(CD, Album) Oveja Negra 590259 Chile 2010 Sell This Version