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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. Her birthdate (4 October) was chosen "Chilean Musicians' Day". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Violeta Parra has received more than 610,709 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Violeta Parra is the 197th most popular musician (down from 188th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Chile (down from 12th 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 197 out of 2,662Before her are Kitarō, Alfred Cortot, Alfred Brendel, Nikolai Rubinstein, Gidon Kremer, and Jaco Pastorius. After her are Rory Gallagher, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Maria João Pires, Georges Prêtre, Joe Satriani, and Nelson Freire.

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Among people born in 1917, Violeta Parra ranks 50Before her are Mel Ferrer, Ko Arima, Andrew Huxley, John Kendrew, Jack Kirby, and Leonid Hurwicz. After her are Maurice Duverger, Rodney Robert Porter, Dinu Lipatti, Leonora Carrington, David McClelland, and Manolete. Among people deceased in 1967, Violeta Parra ranks 37Before her are Norman Angell, Ejnar Hertzsprung, Héctor Scarone, Robert van Gulik, Shigeru Yoshida, and Totò. After her are G. W. Pabst, Harald Quandt, Brian Epstein, Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, Joseph Pilates, and Anthony Mann.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Violeta Parra ranks 14 out of 265Before her are Gabriela Mistral (1889), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Manuel Pellegrini (1953), Claudio Arrau (1903), Luis Sepúlveda (1949), and Patricio Aylwin (1918). After her are Roberto Bolaño (1953), Ricardo Lagos (1938), Eduardo Frei Montalva (1911), Jorge Medina (1926), Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (1942), and Lautaro (1534).

Among MUSICIANS In Chile

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