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About This Performance
Known as the most important singer-songwriter-storyteller in the history of Chile, Violeta Parra sang about struggle, defiance, and triumph. Her songs were the basis for Chile’s New Song (Nueva Canción) movement, which spread throughout Latin America and beyond. The 2004-2005 Orange Revolution in Ukraine, for example, used Parra’s classic “Gracias a la Vida,” which has been covered by artists ranging from Joan Baez to Plácido Domingo.
Come for: Chile’s leading artists paying tribute to a rebel legend.
This engagement of Gracias a la Vida: The Rebel Spirit of Violeta Parra is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts in Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.
Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.
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