Violeta Parra

1917 - 1967

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Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval (Spanish pronunciation: [bjoˈleta ˈpara]; 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Violeta Parra has received more than 536,179 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Violeta Parra is the 188th most popular musician (up from 190th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Chile (up from 13th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Chilean Musician.

Violeta Parra is most famous for her song "Gracias a la Vida" which she wrote and composed.

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Among musicians, Violeta Parra ranks 188 out of 2,675Before her are Isaac Stern, John Paul Jones, Gilberto Gil, Alicia Keys, John Cale, and J. J. Cale. After her are Bill Wyman, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Pete Townshend, Nikolai Rubinstein, Dr. Alban, and Kitarō.

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Among people born in 1917, Violeta Parra ranks 45Before her are James Rainwater, Joan Clarke, Robert Burns Woodward, Danielle Darrieux, Algirdas Julien Greimas, and Thelonious Monk. After her are Maurice Duverger, Dinu Lipatti, Susan Hayward, Hirokazu Ninomiya, Vera Lynn, and Leonid Hurwicz. Among people deceased in 1967, Violeta Parra ranks 32Before her are Brian Epstein, Hermann Joseph Muller, Luigi Tenco, Robert van Gulik, Otis Redding, and John Cockcroft. After her are Héctor Scarone, Anthony Mann, Ejnar Hertzsprung, Françoise Dorléac, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, and Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Violeta Parra ranks 12 out of 225Before her are Víctor Jara (1932), Gabriela Mistral (1889), Luis Sepúlveda (1949), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Sebastián Piñera (1949), and Claudio Arrau (1903). After her are Patricio Aylwin (1918), Manuel Pellegrini (1953), Roberto Bolaño (1953), Eduardo Frei Montalva (1911), Ricardo Lagos (1938), and Hugo Gunckel Lüer (1901).

Among MUSICIANS In Chile

Among musicians born in Chile, Violeta Parra ranks 2Before her are Claudio Arrau (1903). After her are Tom Araya (1961).