Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America

Gracias a la Vida: The Rebel Spirit of Violeta Parra, Chile

Project

Gracias a la Vida: The Rebel Spirit of Violeta Parra is a multi-artist project that celebrates the work of the influential Chilean songwriter, folklorist, and founder of the Nueva Canción movement that combined political and social content with Latin American folk and traditional music forms. The project is comprised of rising singer songwriter Colombina Parra, the niece of Violeta Parra; folk quartet Illapu, which was exiled during the Pinochet dictatorship; and Ana Tijoux, one of the biggest names in Latin-American hip-hop who is the daughter of exiled parents.  All the participating artists reflect the legacy of Parra, incorporating traditional Latin American music and/or political or social commentary in their work.  Each consortium member will offer one public performance and complementary activities, including panel discussions, master classes, school performances, and screenings of the film “Violeta Went to Heaven.”

Tour Engagements for
Gracias a la Vida: The Rebel Spirit of Violeta Parra, Chile

Southern Exposure Upcoming Events

  • Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo, Venezuela Globalquerque Albuquerque, NM
    September 21, 2017 - September 23, 2017
  • Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo, Venezuela Lotus Education and Arts Foundation Bloomington, IN
    September 29, 2017 - September 30, 2017
  • Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo, Venezuela Latino Arts Milwaukee, WI
    March 21, 2018 - March 23, 2018
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