Víctor Jara

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Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈβiktor ˈliðjo ˈxaɾa marˈtines]; 28 September 1932 – 15 September 1973) was a Chilean teacher, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter, and political activist. A distinguished theatre director, he developed Chilean theatre by directing a broad array of works, ranging from locally produced Chilean plays, to the classics of the world stage, to the experimental work of such playwrights as Ann Jellicoe. He also played a pivotal role among neo-folkloric musicians who established the Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song) movement; this led to an uprising of new sounds in popular music during the administration of Salvador Allende.

Shortly after the Chilean coup of 11 September 1973, Jara was arrested; he was tortured under interrogation and ultimately shot dead. His body was later thrown out into the street of a shanty town in Santiago. The contrast between the themes of his songs, on love, peace and social justice and the brutal way in which he was murdered transformed Jara into a "potent symbol" of struggle for human rights and justice for all the victims of the Pinochet regime.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1967 Víctor Jara (Geografía) 3
1967 Víctor Jara (Odeon) 1
1969 Pongo en tus manos abiertas… 7
1970 Canto libre 1
1971 El derecho de vivir en paz 7
1972 La población 3
1973 Canto por travesura 9
1988 El derecho de vivir en paz / La población 1
1990 Canto por travesura / Desde Lonquén hasta siempre 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1974 Te recuerdo Amanda 4
1975 Presente 9
1975 Canciones póstumas 3
1988 Te recuerdo Amanda / Canto a lo humano 1
1992 20 años después 2
1992 Todo Víctor Jara 1
1993 Complete 1
1993 Canto libre 1
1993 Sus mejores canciones 1
1994 El derecho de vivir en paz 1
1996 Deja la vida volar 1
1997 Haciendo historia: Victor Jara presente 2
2000 De amor y de banderas 1
2001 Antología musical 2
2001 Manifiesto 3
2003 El derecho de vivir en paz: Antología 1
2005 Serie de oro: Grandes éxitos 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1974 En vivo 1
1996 En México 4
2001 Habla y canta: En vivo en La Habana, Cuba 2
2003 En vivo en el Aula Magna de la Universidad de Valparaíso: 29 de mayo de 1970 1

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