Con Fuerza, Violeta Parra: The Artist and Her Legacy

  • Patricia Vilches


This essay introduces the volume Mapping Violeta Parra’s Cultural Landscapes, which explores the legacy and artistic corpus of Violeta Parra. During her meandering life, the artist compiled and pursued a multidimensional craft. She was a singer-songwriter, visual artist, poet, and political activist, among many other things. Contributors analyze Parra from interdisciplinary angles that include history, music, film studies, literary studies, and visual arts, with a view toward casting an innovative light on her multifaceted career. Although there were other well-known compilers, Parra broke new ground. She expressed the trends of the rural in the urban and vice versa and returned to the countryside melodies that, as her career evolved, she imbued with socio-political awareness.


Violeta Parra Folklore Chilean popular music Cultural maps Legacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Vilches
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  1. 1.Harlaxton CollegeHarlaxtonUK

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