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Víctor Jara

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Birthday ***, 1932
Place of Birth Lonquen, Chile
Death day September 16, 1973 (40 years old)
Zodiac Sign Libra
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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
Years active 1959–1973
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

About Víctor Jara

Chilean theatre director and neo-folk singer who was in the music group Cuncumen.

Víctor Jara before fame

He was already doing land labor when he was six years old due to his family's poverty.

Achievement of Víctor Jara

He was imprisoned after the Chilean coup of September 1973 and was brutally tortured before being shot dead.

Víctor Jara family life

He was born to peasant farmers.

Associations of Víctor Jara

He was born in the same country as singer Alejandro Silva.

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Latest information about Víctor Jara updated on June 14 2021.