Violeta Parra, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Violeta Parra

Chilean musician and folklorist

Date of Birth: 04-Oct-1917

Place of Birth: San Fabián de Alico, Biobío Region, Chile

Date of Death: 05-Feb-1967

Profession: writer, poet, singer-songwriter, painter, sculptor, ceramist, embroiderer

Nationality: Chile

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Violeta Parra

  • Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval (Spanish pronunciation: [bjo'leta 'para]; 4 October 1917 – 5 February 1967) was a Chilean composer, singer-songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist.
  • She pioneered the Nueva Canción Chilena (The Chilean New Song), a renewal and a reinvention of Chilean folk music that would extend its sphere of influence outside Chile.
  • Parra is acknowledged as "the Mother of Latin American folk". Her birthdate (4 October) was chosen "Chilean Musicians' Day".
  • In 2011, Andrés Wood directed a biopic about her, titled Violeta Went to Heaven (Spanish: Violeta se fue a los cielos).

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