A biographical portrait of Chilean folk singer Violeta Parra (1917 - 1967). An activist and crusader for her art, she was considered in Latin America and in Europe as one of the most gifted folk singers and folk artists of the continent. Early in 1967, she committed suicide in Chile, her native country. In this program, Carlos Hagen presents some glimpses of her life and a large number of unusual recordings illustrating her art and special style.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.