Music from Chile – Violeta Parra // Folk

She was one of the most popular and greatest musicians from Chile: Violeta Parra (1917-1967). Have a listen to her great song “Volver A Los 17″ (english: Being Seventeen-Old Again):

Music from Chile – Violetta Parra

Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval (4 October 1917 – 5 February 1967) was a Chilean composer, songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist. She set the basis for “Chilean’ New Song”, the Nueva canción chilena, a renewal and a reinvention of Chilean folk music which would absorb and extend its influence far beyond Chile. In 2011 Andrés Wood directed a biopic about her, titled Violeta Went to Heaven.

Here is her song “Gracias a la vida ”

Music from Chile – Gondwana

The Chilean reggae band Gondwana was founded in 1987 by I Locks Labbé in Santiago de Chile. The charismatic singer Quique Neira, who joined the band in 1997, contributed significantly to the success of the band in Chile and abroad.

Music from Chile/US- Nicolas Jaar

Nicolas Jaar (January 10, 1990 in New York City) is a Chilean-American musician and rising star in the electronic music scene. His father is the visual artist Alfredo Jaar.

Music from the US/Chile – Nicolas Jaar

Nicolas Jaar is an american-chilean minimal, electro and house musician. Here’s his great “Fall 2008” mix!