Yesterday I stumbled upon a museum, dedicated to an artist I never heard of, Violeta Parra. She was the daughter of a farmer and music teacher. Her art pays homage to her upbringing, from her sewing onto potato sacks to her paper maché pieces. All part of her two messages in life, the human and the divine.
She was also an accomplished folk singer who not only revitalized the folk music scene but also establish a movement known as "La Nueva Cancion Chilena". My favorite song by her is also playing in the background, "Gracias a la Vida", which is Chile's most famous and most interpreted song. .
(instagram has blocked the post three times already because of the music so I guess you guys will have to hear it elsewhere)
Its crazy to think that someone who isn't here anymore can make a connection with me through the art and music she left behind. The things we make can transcend who and what we are to become something that speaks to all.
Thank you Violeta.
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