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Tita Parra says thanks to the life of her grandmother

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Tita Parra, granddaughter of famed Chilean artiste Violete Parra. PICTURES MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMNENT, CULTURE AND THE ARTS

Admission is free this evening when Gracias A la Vida- Violeta Parra is staged at the Central Bank Auditorium from 7 pm. This event is being held in celebration of the centennial of the Chilean artiste Violeta Parra, one of the pioneers of the Chilean New Song- the Nueva Canción Chilena. The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts and the Embassy of Chile in T&T are the producers of the concert.

This event features well-known artistes Tita Parra, grand-daughter of Violeta Parra, Greco Acuna as well as the National Symphony Steel Orchestra (NSSO) of T&T.

Founded ten years ago, the NSSO, led by Artistic Director Akua Leith, exclusively uses the Genesis pans (G-Pan). The G-Pans were developed at UWI, St Augustine by a team led by national award winner Professor Brian Copeland, UWI St Augustine Campus Principal. The ensemble represents the pinnacle of musical excellence in the arena of steelpan development.

Gracias A la Vida- Violeta Parra will further promote cultural exchanges between Chile and T&T and provide a rich cultural experience.

Admission is ticketed and for more information call 225-4030 (extension 4030).