Libro mayor de Violeta Parra to be presented in the Book festival of Cuba
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- Arts and Culture
- South America
- 01 / 21 / 2009
The singer and composer has given music to a text written by him, called Carta a Violeta Parra (who died also in 1967), which heads the new version of that book and which will be included in the new album that he is now preparing.
“I kiss her children, who have been my friends,” explained Rodríguez, whose songs had a greater diffusion in Chile thanks to the work of Isabel Parra, who has also just edited to album Violeta en Argentina, which also includes a DVD.
Isabel Parra, who after the coup d’etate by de Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) was exiled in France and Argentina, came back to Chile in 1987 and over the last few years, has dedicated herself to spread the legacy of her mother, especially thorough the Violeta Parra Foundation.
The first edition of the Libro mayor de Violeta Parra was prepared by Isabel during her exile in Paris between 1976 and 1978 and was published in Madrid in 1985, even though it was out of print a short while later.
This work, in which the journalist Marisol García also collaborated, contains testimonies, photos, poems and unpublished letters from Violeta Parra, as well as texts by her children Ángel and Isabel and by people that were close to her such as the singer and composer Víctor Jara.