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Sandoval, Violeta del Carmen Parra (Parra, Violeta)

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Born: 1917 AD
Died: 1967 AD, at 49 years of age.

Nationality: Chilean
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1917 - Born on October 14th in San Carlos, Chile.

1926 - At the age of nine, the young girl started singing and playing guitar, soon composing traditional Chilean music.

1952 - Married to Luis Cereceda.

1954 - Violeta Parra moved to Europe, deciding to settle down in France, where the artist started recording her poetic songs.

1958 - Violeta Parra got involved in painting and sculpture, extending her artistic skills even more.

1961 - The singer returned to Europe, this time singing along with her daughter Isabel Parra and her son Angel Parra being responsible for keeping their mother's legacy alive.

1967 - She committed suicide and died on February 5th.

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