Talk:Violeta Parra

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death[edit]

Someone have a couple of ideas on WHY she committed suicide...90.11.68.170 18:04, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Improvements[edit]

We should probably provide an overview of the music and separate subsections for main songs, career highlights, etc. This is a highly influential musican who warrants a more highly developed page. It also seems a little POV to start right off talking about Pinochet. GeoBardRap 01:42, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Deletion rationale of speculative uncited material[edit]

—Why do you think Violeta commited suicide? —Artists are very passionate, melancolic. When we see that our work is not getting attention, and neither is love... Violeta was working at her tent, in La Reina [Santiago], but things were not going well. She could not think of a way out, that's what I think. Maybe, her only way out was suicide. GeoBardRap 01:48, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Description of the chord progression of Gracias a la vida[edit]

Albeit very poetic with the references to shifts between A minor and E7 are mostly wrong. It's probabily the most common chord pattern in a minor key. The same can be said for the modulation towards C which is very very common. Unless someone gives me good reasons I will change this section.

I'd like to add that the modulation between A minor, C and F is common in traditional music with roots in Europe and elsewhere. Claiming that this level of "sophistication" is rare in folk music is plain wrong, and actually pretty condescending. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.174.84.73 (talk) 01:36, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

thats what i was thinking... so i changed it and why is that condescending? whats wrong with being simple?

Why "ironically" ?[edit]

When translating "Gracias a la vida", why do you say "ironically, :Thanks to life" ?

If it is because she later commited suicide, please remember that the song was written long before that tragical event. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.145.56.241 (talk) 09:32, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

San Carlos or San Fabián ?[edit]

While some articles state that Violeta Parra was born in San Carlos, her family and several of her contemporaries have always claimed that she was born in San Fabián (de Alico). San Fabián is a small municipality (comuna) located in the vicinity of San Carlos, in the Chilean province of Ñuble. San Carlos was the administrative center of the former district (departamento) of San Carlos (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Departamento_de_San_Carlos), which encompassed San Fabián and other municipalities. The mention that Violeta was born in San Carlos is likely to have stemmed from this fact, San Carlos being a far better recognizable geographic reference than tiny (and remote) San Fabián.