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Isabel Parra

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...Violeta Isabel Cereceda Parra is a folk guitarist and a member of the Parra family whose members have played, and continue to play, a significant part in the Chilean folk music scene. Isabel is the daughter of Violeta Parra, considered one...

Victor Jara

Artist Pages

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...The tragic career of Victor Jara positioned him as a martyr for the international community of politically active folk artists. Jara was born near Santiago, Chile in 1932 and worked on a farm with his family at the behest of his father...
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...When the nueva canción movement became popular in Latin America, few artists combined political content and folk music forms as profoundly as Carlos Mejía Godoy. Godoy was born in 1943 in Nicaragua; his father was a popular musician...
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...Nicknamed “La Negra” or “The Black One,” singer Mercedes Sosa was one of the leading figures in the Nueva Cancion movement during the 1960s and 1970s throughout Latin America, together with Violeta Parra and Atahualpa Yupanqui. She...
...Violeta Parra was a singer-songwriter and guitarist. The “mother of Latin American Folk” pioneered the Nueva Canción Chilena, a cultural movement combining song and political activism, while renewing interest for Chilean folk music. Parra...
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...Daniel Alberto Viglietti Indart (better known simply as Daniel Viglietti) was a folk singer, guitarist, and political activist in Uruguay. He is considered to be one of the defining artists of Uruguayan pop music and the Nueva Canción (new...

Chile

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Chile is situated on the Pacific coast of South America, bordered by Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru. The population of Chile is over 95 percent white and mestizo, while 4 percent of the people are Mapuche Indians. As a result, Chilean popular...

Cantabria

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 530,281 (1991) Cantabria is a coastal region in the north of Spain. It borders Asturias, Castilla y León and País Vasco (the Basque country). Cantabria’s main economic activities are fishing...

El Salvador

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...El Salvador, the smallest country on the American continent, is situated to the southwest of Honduras, just below Guatemala. The population is 90 percent mestizo, as the majority of Salvadorans are of American Indian, European, and African...

Nicaragua

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, bordered by Honduras and Costa Rica. The majority of Nicaraguans are mestizo (69%), although 17 percent of the population is white, 9 percent black, and 5 percent Amerindian. The culture...