Violeta Parra was a member of the artistically influencial Parra family. A visual artist but also a musician, she is best remembered for her reinvention of Chilean folk music, especially the song 'Gracias a la Vida'.
She lived a colourful and sometimes tempestuous life, which has now become the subject of a new feature film. You can see the trailor below. There is also a link to 'Gracias a la Vida'.
Image from violetaparra2010.blogspot.com