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 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.
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LDC-36025 Violeta Parra - El Folklore De Chile - Vol II album art Violeta Parra El Folklore De Chile - Vol II (Album) Odeon LDC-36025 Chile 1958 Sell This Version
LDC-36038 Violeta Parra - La Cueca Presentada Por Violeta Parra album art Violeta Parra La Cueca Presentada Por Violeta Parra (Album) Odeon LDC-36038 Chile 1959 Sell This Version
LDC-36344 Violeta Parra - Toda Violeta Parra - El Folklore De Chile Vol. VIII album art Violeta Parra Toda Violeta Parra - El Folklore De Chile Vol. VIII (Album) Odeon LDC-36344 Chile 1960 Sell This Version
LDI-503 Violeta Parra - El Folklore De Chile Según Violeta Parra album art Violeta Parra El Folklore De Chile Según Violeta Parra (Album) Odeon LDI-503 Argentina 1962 Sell This Version
LDC-36054 Violeta Parra - El Folklore De Chile - Vol. IV - Violeta Parra - La Tonada album art Violeta Parra El Folklore De Chile - Vol. IV - Violeta Parra - La Tonada (Album) Odeon LDC-36054 Chile 1964 Sell This Version
LDX 35057 Violeta Parra - El Folklore De Chile album art Violeta Parra El Folklore De Chile (Album) Odeon LDX 35057 Chile 1964 Sell This Version
LD-S-4271, LD-S 4271, MF 4271 Violeta Parra - Chants Et Danses Du Chili album art 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 album art Violeta Parra Recordando A Chile: Canciones De Violeta Parra (Album) Odeon LDC-36533 Chile 1965 Sell This Version
LDC-36581 Violeta Parra - La Carpa De La Reina album art Violeta Parra - Grupo Chagual* - Roberto Parra - Conj. Quelentaro* - Lautaro Parra Violeta Parra - Grupo Chagual* - Roberto Parra - Conj. Quelentaro* - Lautaro Parra - La Carpa De La Reina (Album) Odeon LDC-36581 Chile 1966 Sell This Version
CML-2456 Violeta Parra - Las Ultimas Composiciones De Violeta Parra album art Violeta Parra Las Ultimas Composiciones De Violeta Parra (Album, Comp) RCA Victor CML-2456 Chile 1966 Sell This Version
AVLP-4065 Violeta Parra - Canciones Reencontradas En París album art Violeta Parra Canciones Reencontradas En París (Album) Peña De Los Parra, Dicap AVLP-4065 Argentina 1971 Sell This Version
ARN 34222 Violeta Parra - Un Rio De Sangre album art Violeta Parra Et Isabel Et Angel Parra* Violeta Parra Et Isabel Et Angel Parra* - Un Rio De Sangre (Album) Arion ARN 34222 France 1974 Sell This Version
LDX 74572/73, LDX 74572 / LDX 74573 Violeta Parra - Ausente... Presente... Cantos De Chile album art Violeta Parra Ausente... Presente... Cantos De Chile (Album) Le Chant Du Monde, Le Chant Du Monde, Canto Libre LDX 74572/73, LDX 74572 / LDX 74573 France 1975 Sell This Version
530047 Violeta Parra - Canciones Inéditas album art Violeta Parra Canciones Inéditas (Album) Movieplay, Movieplay 530047 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
S-32813 Violeta Parra - Canciones Ineditas Vol 2 album art Violeta Parra Canciones Ineditas Vol 2 (Album) Movieplay S-32813 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
ALP-204 Violeta Parra - Décimas album art Violeta Parra Décimas (Album) Alerce ALP-204 Chile 1976 Sell This Version
1347007 Violeta Parra - Las Ultimas Composiciones De Violeta Parra album art Violeta Parra Las Ultimas Composiciones De Violeta Parra (Comp, Album) RCA Victor 1347007 Chile 1983 Sell This Version
823524 2 Violeta Parra - Haciendo Historia album art Violeta Parra Haciendo Historia (Album) EMI 823524 2 Chile 1997 Sell This Version
8573803232-2 Violeta Parra - Cantos Campesinos album art Violeta Parra Cantos Campesinos (Album) WEA, Warner Music Chile 8573803232-2 Chile 1999 Sell This Version
857380702-2 Violeta Parra - En Ginebra album art Violeta Parra En Ginebra (Album) WEA, Warner Music Argentina 857380702-2 Argentina 1999 Sell This Version
857380701-2 Violeta Parra - Composiciones Para Guitarra album art Violeta Parra Composiciones Para Guitarra (Album) WEA, Warner Music Chile 857380701-2 Chile 1999 Sell This Version
590254 Violeta Parra - La Cueca album art Violeta Parra La Cueca (Album) Oveja Negra 590254 Chile 2010 Sell This Version
590260 Violeta Parra - En El Aula Magna De Concepción album art Violeta Parra En El Aula Magna De Concepción (Album) Oveja Negra 590260 Chile 2010 Sell This Version
590266 Violeta Parra - Centésima Del Alma album art Violeta Parra Centésima Del Alma(CD, Album) Oveja Negra 590266 Chile 2010 Sell This Version
2014 Violeta Parra -  Violeta Parra y su guitarra  album art Violeta Parra Violeta Parra y su guitarra (CD, Mini, Album) CHV Musica 2014 Chile 2014 Sell This Version