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Violeta Parra


Violeta Parra epitomized the hopefulness of the 1950s and '60s in Latin America. A folklorist who was also a talented singer and songwriter, Parra's love of music started with her family: Her father was a professor of music, while her seamstress mother also played and sang. Parra's family overflowed with talent; thanks to encouragement from her brother, noted poet Nicanor Parra, Violeta went on a song-finding expedition in the '50s that kick-started her love for folkloric music. As she began recording, she helped bring Chilean folkloric music to the public forum. She also wrote and sang songs that helped a nation in transition find itself, and later in her life she also discovered talents for painting and weaving. Tragically, she killed herself in 1967.
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