Sunday, August 21, 2011


The other day I got a very nice mail from Chile, telling me about the new movie "Violeta", about the singer Violeta Parra (1917 - 1967). The movie is based on a book written by her son Ángel.

Now, Violeta Parra is worth both a movie and a blog post in her own right, but I got the mail partly because we can make a Robert Wyatt link too. In 1980 Rough Trade released the Robert Wyatt single "Arauco" (V. Parra)/"Caimanera", and both the songs are also on the album "Nothing can stop us" (Rough Trade 1982) (and other places too, look for yourselves!).

Listen to Violeta Parra´s original version here.

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