Concert Review: Violeta Parra Tribute Show at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Violeta Parra, godmother of the New Chilean Song Movement, is almost too grand an artist for any homage show. The late musician, who spent the 1950s and 60s documenting folk culture in Chile's countryside while voicing political protest songs, has a lasting influence. It's one that crosses generations and genres. That point was driven home Saturday night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. "Gracias a la Vida: The Rebel Spirit of Chile's Legendary Voice" brought together folk, hip-hop and Latin Alternative in paying tribute to Parra.
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