¡Gracias a la vida! Celebrating Violeta Parra

¡Gracias a la vida! Celebrating Violeta Parra

A colloquium celebrating Violeta Parra's career

Friday, March 2, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Lydeen Library
4302 Rolfe Hall West
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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2:00pm Introductory Remarks
Verónica Cortínez, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Director, Center for Southern Cone Studies
Steve Loza, Department of Ethnomusicology
Director, UCLA Center for Latino Arts

2:15pm Keynote speech
Juan Pablo González, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile
“Violeta Parra: Creator of Worlds and Songs”

3:15pm Coffee Break

3:30pm Ericka Verba, Cal State LA
“‘I, the Ugliest Woman in the World’: Violeta Parra and the Gendered Contours of her Performance”

4:00pm David Spener, Trinity University, Texas
“Honoring Violeta Parra the Day She Took Flight: Preserving Collective Memories and Reaffirming Shared Identities”

4:30pm Coffee Break

4:45pm Screening of Mimbre
(Sergio Bravo, 1957; Music Violeta Parra)

5:00pm Music by Violeta Parra performed by Chilean musicians
  Arrangements by composer Sergio Torres-Letelier

5:30pm Reception

Cost: Free & Open to the Public

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Sponsor(s): UCLA Center for Southern Cone Studies, UCLA Center for Mexican Studies, UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA Center for Latino Arts , The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Latin American Studies, Cal State LA