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Victor Jara

Author, Spanish
Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (1932–1973) was a Chilean teacher, theater director, poet, singer-songwriter, and political activist. A distinguished theater director, he developed Chilean theater by directing a broad array of works, ranging from locally produced Chilean plays to the classics of the world stage, as well as the experimental work of such playwrights as Ann Jellicoe. He also played a pivotal role among neo-folkloric musicians who established the New Chilean Song movement. This led to an uprising of new sounds in popular music during the administration of Salvador Allende.
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