Angel Parra

Angel Parra

Angel Parra was born in Valparaiso in Chili in 1943. He grew up in misery. At the age of 2, he started on stage beside his mother and his sister Isabel. At the age of 10, he familiarized with the« guitarrón », a Chilean guitar of about 25 strings. He then started on European stages, still playing with his mother and his sister. In 1964, Angel Parra enlisted beside Salvador Allende. He acted for the musical culture of his country and created with his sister a fabled project « La Peña de los Parras » : the most famous meeting place of the New Chilean and Latino music. The artist recorded his first albums on his own « Angel Parra y su guitarra». After Pinochet took over the country, Anger Parra was sent to a concentration camp in the North of Chili. During his internment, he wrote new songs and sung them with other prisoners. Exiled, Angel Parra traveled all around the world in order to denounce the bad condition of Chili. He took advantage from all these travels and encounters to develop his artistic career, always beside his sister. He then settled in France. In 1997, he played few astonishing and memorable concerts at the Nesle theatre in Paris.