Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez was a Chilean teacher, theater director, poet, singer-songwriter and political activist tortured and killed during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. He developed Chilean theater by directing a wide range of productions, from domestically produced plays to world classics, as well as experimental works by playwrights like Ann Jellicoe. He also played an important role among the neo-folk musicians who founded the Nueva Canción Chilena movement. This led to a revolt of new sounds in popular music under the administration of President Salvador Allende. Jara was arrested shortly after the Chilean coup of September 11, 1973, toppling Allende. He was tortured during interrogation and eventually shot dead, and his body was dumped in the streets of a slum in Santiago.
|Birth name||Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez|
|Born||September 28, 1932, San Ignacio, Chile|
|Origin||Chillán Viejo, Chile|
|Died||September 16, 1973, Santiago, Chile|
|Genres||Folk, Nueva canción, Andean music|
|Occupation(s)||Singer/songwriter, poet, theatre director, academic, social activist|
|Instruments||Vocals, Spanish guitar|
|Labels||EMI-Odeon, DICAP/Alerce, Warner Music Group|
|Associated acts||Violeta Parra, Patricio Castillo, Quilapayún, Inti-Illimani, Patricio Manns, Ángel Parra, Isabel Parra, Sergio Ortega, Pablo Neruda, Daniel Viglietti, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Joan Baez, Dean Reed, Silvio Rodríguez, Holly Near, Cornelis Vreeswijk|
|Website||Víctor Jara's Official site|
|IMDb||Víctor Jara's IMDb|
Chilean theatre director and neo-folk singer who was in the music group Cuncumen.
He was already doing land labor when he was six years old due to his family's poverty.
He was imprisoned after the Chilean coup of September 1973 and was brutally tortured before being shot dead.
He was born to peasant farmers.
He was born in the same country as singer Alejandro Silva.
- The victim was tortured in Chile
- Politicians of the Chilean Communist Party
- Chilean folk singer
- Chilean Theater Directors
- Communist Chile
- Chilean Christians
- Graduated from the University of Santiago, Chile
- People murdered in Chile
- The Chileans have been murdered
- Latin American folk singer
- Chilean Marxists
- Chilean educators
- Musician by Nueva canción
- Marxist humanists
- Writers have done
- Chilean male actor
- Murder victim in Chile
- Chilean poets of the twentieth century TM_VZ! Chilean male poets
- Alumni of the University of Chile
- Roman Catholics before
Latest information about Víctor Jara updated on June 14 2021.