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Film showing: Violeta Parra went to Heaven

Date: 9 February 2012 Time: 7.00 pm

Venue: Marcus Merrimen Lecture Theatre

The Latin American Society has organized a showing of the recent release Violeta se fue a los cielos (Violeta Parra went to Heaven) at Lancaster, this Thursday 9th February 7pm, Marcus Merrimen Lecture Theatre. Felipe Otondo from LICA will give a short introduction to the film and to the significance of Violeta's work for popular music, and there will be a discussion after the film.Violeta Parra Went to Heaven is about the life of Violeta Para the Chilean singer, author, collector, poet, painter, sculptor, embroiderer, and ceramist. She was a multifaceted artist, a popular culture icon, a treasurer of deepest Chilean traditions, and a woman of intense contradictions and unique genius.With more than 3,000 songs and other inspiring works, Violeta Parra opened the gates for the new Chilean song. She rescued the forgotten traditional culture, traveled through Chile from north to south to meet its voice, uplift it, and save it from stereotypes; then she reinvented it, creating musical masterpieces, and released them to the country and to the world.


Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Organising departments and research centres: Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Latin America Research Cluster


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