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[ Written by: | 15 Jul 2015 | One Comment | ]

“Violeta Parra was ahead of her time, a misunderstood libertarian, emancipated and free in the most acute sense of her work and with her words,” says the fierce and feminist hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux
Parra, revered as a founder of the Nueva Cancion movement and one of the best internationally known Chilean names, traveled the Chilean countryside to collect and interpret traditional folk songs. She was also a prolific composer who was dedicated to keeping folkloric song and dance styles like la cueca alive. After a period spent recording, performing and showing her paintings …