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Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval Spanish pronunciation: Parra is acknowledged as “the Mother of Latin American folk”. Violeta se fue a los cielos. She was a member of the prolific Parra family. Among her brothers were the notable modern poet, better known as the “anti-poet”, Nicanor Parraand fellow folklorist Roberto Parra. Their children have also mostly maintained the family’s artistic traditions. Her father was a music teacher and her mother worked on a farm, but sang and played the guitar in her spare time.

After Parra’s father died inthe life circumstances of her family greatly deteriorated. Violeta and her siblings had to work to help feed the family. Inat the insistence of her brother Nicanor, Parra moved to Santiago to attend the Normal Schoolstaying with relatives. Later, she moved back with her mother and siblings to Edison street, in the Quinta Normal district. The Parras performed in nightclubs, such as El Tordo Azul and El Popular, in the Mapocho district, interpreting bolerosrancherasMexican corridos and other styles.

Her husband was a militant communist. Parra began singing songs of Spanish origin, from the repertoire of the famous Argentinian singers Lolita Torres and Imperio Argentina. She sang in restaurants and, also, in theatres, calling herself Violeta de Mayo. Inshe appeared with her children Isabel and Angel in a Spanish show in the Casanova confectionery.

Inafter ten years of marriage, Parra and Luis Cereceda separated. InVioleta met and married Luis Arce. Their daughter Carmen Luisa was born in the same year. InParra’s third daughter, Rosita Clara, was born.

In that same year, encouraged by her brother Nicanor, Violeta began to collect and collate authentic Chilean folk music from all over the country. She abandoned her old repertoire for folk songs and began composing her own songs based on traditional folk forms.

She gave recitals at universities, presented by Enrique Bello Cruz, a founder of several cultural magazines. She was also invited to teach courses in folklore at the University of Iquique. In Valparaiso, she was presented at the Chilean-French Institute. Parra’s two singles for EMI Odeon label: Along deecimas way, Parra met Pablo Nerudawho introduced her to his friends. Inhe would dedicate the poem “Elegia para Cantar” to her.


The program was most often recorded in places where folk music was performed, such as her mother’s restaurant in Barrancas. At the end ofParra participated in another folkloric program, for Radio Agriculture. Meanwhile, back in Santiago her daughter Rosita Clara died aged 3. Violeta made contacts with European artists and intellectuals. Back in Paris, in Marchshe recorded 16 songs for the French label ” Chant du Monde ” which launches its first two records with 8 songs each.

Violeta Parra and her Guitar m which included three of her own compositions. She continued giving recitals in major cultural centers in Santiago, travelling all over the country to research, organize concerts, and give lectures and workshops about folklore. She travelled north to investigate and record the religious festival “La Tirana”. She composed the music for the documentaries Wicker and Trillaand contributed to the film Casamiento de negrosperformed by Sergio Bravo.

She developed a serious interest in ceramics, painting and arpillera embroidery.


As a result of severe hepatitis in that forced her to stay in bed, her work as a painter and arpillerista was developed greatly, so much so that that same year, autoblografia exhibited her oil paintings and arpilleras at both the First and Second Outdoor Exhibition of Fine Arts in Santiago’s Parque Forestal. On 4 Octoberthe day of her birthday, she met Swiss clarinetist Gilbert Favre with whom she became romantically involved.

In June she returned to Santiago. With her children Isabel and Angel, and her granddaughter Tita, she embarked, with the Chilean delegation, for Finland to participate in the 8th “World Festival of Youth and Students” held in Helsinki. She then started living with Gilbert Favre in Geneva, dividing her time between France and Switzerland, where she also gave concerts, appeared in TV and exhibited her art. In she recorded in Paris, revolutionary and peasant songs, which would be published in under the title Decima rediscovered in Paris She wrote the book Popular Poetry of the Andes.

She began playing the cuatroan instrument of Venezuelan origin, and the charangoan instrument of the high plateaus.

In April she did an exhibition of her arpilleras, oil paintings and wire sculptures in the Museum of Decorative Arts of the Defimas – the first solo exhibition of a Latin American artist at the museum. Favre and Parra returned to South America, in June Violeta recorded two 45s, one with her daughter Isabel and another to instrumental music for cuatro and quena with Gilbert Favre, whom she christened “El Tocador Afuerino” The outsider musician.

Violeta Parra

Her music now incorporated the Venezuelan cuatro and the charango from the plateaus of northern Chile. Soon after, however, Favre and Parra broke up, provoked by his desire to live in Bolivia where he was part of a successful Bolivian music act, Los Jairas.


Her tent hosted musical spectacles where she often sang with her children, and she and her children also lived on the same land. In that year, Favre returned briefly to Chile with his group, but declined to stay, because in the meantime he had married in Bolivia. It remains one of the most covered Latin American songs in history.

It has been treated by classically trained musicians such as in the fully orchestrated rendition by conservatory-trained Alberto Cortez. Parra’s lyrics are ambiguous at first: It may even be read as ironic, pointing out that a life full of good health, opportunity and worldly experience may not offer any consolation to grief and the contradictory nature of the human condition.

Another highly regarded song – the last she wrote – is “Volver a los Diecisiete” “Being Seventeen Again”. It celebrates the themes of youthful life, in tragic contrast dn her biography. Parra died by suicide in [16] autobiovrafia a gunshot to the head. She was an inspiration for several Latin-American artists, such as Victor Jara and the musical movement of the “Nueva Cancion Chilena”, which renewed interest in Chilean folklore.

Inthe Violeta Parra Foundation was founded at the initiative of her children, with the aim to group, organize and disseminate her still-unpublished work. Inthe 90th anniversary of her birth was commemorated with an exhibition of her visual work at the Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda and the release of a collection of her art work titled, “Visual Work of Violeta Parra”.

Violeta Went to Heaven [18] Spanish: Parra collaborated on the film, The film was selected as the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awardsbut it did not make autoblografia final shortlist.

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