Violeta Parra Research Paper

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Meghan Welch Music 268 CE1-01 Scavenger Hunt 1. Violeta Parra (1917-1967): (a) Parra was a Chilean folklorist, composer and social activist. She was well known for being a founder of the Nueva Cancion movement. This movement symbolized the struggle people of Latin America faced socially, economically and politically for justice. Parra’s most popular song is called “Gracias a la Vida” and is an emotional folk song. On top of music Parra wrote poetry and she also was an avid painter and sculptor. Sadly, Para committed suicide at the early age of 49. (b) Information found at: Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, 13 Nov. 2013. Web. 25 Sept. 2015, Retrieved from, and The Garland Handbook of Latin American Music. New York: Routledge, 2008. (c) The information found online at the Encyclopedia Britannica is mostly about Violeta Parra’s background, childhood, interests, works, culture and musical styles. The information from the book stated simply who she was and what her style of music is. ************************************************************************ 2. Juan Morel Campos (1857-1896): (a) Campos was a composer born in Puerto Rico. His studies focused specifically on harmony,…show more content…
She grew up in Brazil and was born into a very musical household where she was taught to express herself through music. Her musical development has taken her across the country, from place such as New York, Boston and Los Angeles. She is devoted to develop music that joins people together. She is also interested in Classical and Contemporary music. She is known for her work, Speaking in Tongues. This is a collection of language themed musical poetry. She worked with four other musicians who speak different languages to create this unique piece. She composed the majority of this work. Souza is a Grammy award winning composer and

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