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Violeta Parra
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    (October 4, 1917-February 5, 1967)
    Born in San Fabián de Alico, Chile
    One of the founders of Nueva Canción, a Latin American music movement with populist undertones
    Recorded the songs 'Que Pena Siente el Alma', 'Verso por el Fin del Mundo', 'Casamiento de Negros', Verso por Padecimiento', 'Gracias a la Vida', and 'Volver a los Diecisiete'
    Albums included 'Chants et danses du chili' (1956), 'Recordandeo a Chile (Una Chilena en París)' (1965), 'Carpa de la Reina' (1966), 'Las últimas composiciones de Violeta Parra' (1967), 'Un río de sangre' (1975), 'Presente/Ausente' (1975), 'Décimas' (1976), 'Décimas y Centésimas' (1993), and 'El folklore y la pasión' (1994)
    Wrote 'Cantos Folklóricos Chilenos', 'Décimas autobiográficas', and 'Popular Poetry of the Andes'
    Committed suicide by shooting herself in the head
    Subject of the biopic 'Violetta Went to Heaven' (2011)
    She got involved in the Communist Party of Chile thanks to her husband's militant communism.
    The circumstances leading to her suicide remain a mystery.
    One theory is that 'Gracias a la Vida' is a foreshadowing of her suicide, though evidence supporting this are scant at best.
    She and her siblings had to work to support the family upon her father's death when she was twelve. (1929)
    Her daughter Rosita Clara died when she was performing in France. (1956)
    She was also a prolific artist, making arpilleras (embroidery), oil paintings, and wire sculptures and exhibiting them in the Louvre. (April 1964)
    Her children have inherited her artistic talents.
    Nueva Canción has become a symbol for the Chilean poor in their fight for social justice.

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