Chilean musicians died at 49

Here are 1 famous musicians from Chile died at 49:

Violeta Parra

Violeta Parra (October 4, 1917 San Carlos-February 5, 1967 Santiago) also known as Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval was a Chilean singer, songwriter, ethnomusicologist, visual artist, composer and folklorist. She had four children, Ángel Parra, Isabel Parra, Carmen Luisa Arce and Rosa Clara Arce.

Her albums include Antología, La Magia De, Las Ultimas Composiciones de Violeta Parra, Puras Cuecas, Cantos Campesinos, Toda Violeta Parra, , , and Obras para guitarra. Her related genres: Latin American music, Folk music, Andean music, Experimental music and Nueva canción.

She died as a result of suicide.

Parra was born into a family of artisans and musicians and grew up in the countryside of Chile. Her artistic career began in the 1930s when she and her siblings formed a musical group called "Los Parra de Chillán". She traveled extensively throughout Chile and other Latin American countries, collecting and documenting traditional folk music which she incorporated into her own music.

Parra is considered a pioneer in the Nueva canción movement, which sought to bring attention to social and political issues in Latin America through music. She was also a talented painter and sculptor, with her visual art often reflecting her political beliefs and love of Chilean culture. Her song "Gracias a la Vida" became an anthem for the Latin American left and has been covered by many artists around the world.

Despite her success, Parra struggled with mental health issues throughout her life and tragically took her own life at the age of 49. Her legacy continues to inspire musicians and artists around the world who seek to keep traditional music alive and use their art to bring attention to social and political issues.

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