Víctor Jara

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Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbiktor ˈliðjo ˈxaɾa marˈtines]; September 28, 1932 – September 15, 1973) was a Chilean teacher, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter, political activist and member of the Communist Party of Chile. A distinguished theatre director, he devoted himself to the development of Chilean theatre, directing a broad array of works from locally produced Chilean plays, to the classics of the world stage, to the experimental work of Ann Jellicoe. Simultaneously he developed in the field of music and played a pivotal role among neo-folkloric artists who established the Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song) movement which led to a revolution in the popular music of his country under the Salvador Allende government. Shortly after the Chilean coup of 11 September 1973, he was arrested, tortured 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 symbol of struggle for human rights and justice worldwide.

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Year Title Rating Releases
1967 Víctor Jara (Geografía) 3
1967 Víctor Jara (Odeon) 1
1969 Pongo en tus manos abiertas… 7
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 Rating Releases
1974 Te recuerdo Amanda Compilation 4
1975 Presente Compilation 9
1975 Canciones póstumas Compilation 3
1988 Te recuerdo Amanda / Canto a lo humano Compilation 1
1992 20 años después Compilation 2
1992 Todo Víctor Jara Compilation 1
1993 Complete Compilation 1
1993 Canto libre Compilation 1
1993 Sus mejores canciones Compilation 1
1994 El derecho de vivir en paz Compilation 1
1996 Deja la vida volar Compilation 1
1997 Haciendo historia: Victor Jara presente Compilation 2
2000 De amor y de banderas Compilation 1
2001 Antología musical Compilation 2
2001 Manifiesto Compilation 3
2003 El derecho de vivir en paz: Antología Compilation 1
2005 Serie de oro: Grandes éxitos Compilation 1

Album + Live

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

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