Doors open at 6:30pm / Concert starts at 7pm
An evening celebrating Chilean folklorist Violeta Parra’s 100 years of cultural legacy, featuring the La Peña Community Chorus performing the cantata (concert) “Canto Para Una Semilla”, plus artwork, dances, poetry, and murals by Los Pobres Artistas.
The La Peña Community Chorus and artists of the Chilean community will be celebrating with a concert honoring her vital contributions to the arts in Chile at La Peña Sunday, October 29 at 7pm.
During the middle part of the last century, Violeta Parra traveled the length and breadth of Chile collecting the folk songs of the people of the country-side, popularizing them with concerts in her Santiago venue, “La Carpa.” She was a one-woman “Smithsonian Institution” for Chile and Latin American culture and without her efforts much of the folk music of Chile would have been lost because Chilean culture was rarely featured on the radio, in films or on television.
The evening will include participation by poets, artists, and musicians and will also feature the La Peña Community chorus’s performance of the cantata “Canto Para Una Semilla.” This cantata was composed by well-known Chilean composer Luís Ádvis using Violeta’s décimas, telling the story of her life.