18 November 2008

Violeta Parra

Dan stumbled across an album by a Chilean folk singer named Violeta Parra. She was the sister of noted modern "anti-poet" Nicanor Parra, and established some of the first community art and political activism centers in Chile during the 1960s. In 1967 she committed suicide, depressed about the break-up of her relationship with Swiss flautist Gilbert Favre.

Nevertheless her albums are hauntingly simple, and I can't stop listening to them for a second.

Here is a link to the original post with her complete discography available for download. Special thanks to Pancho over at Experimental Etc.