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100 Violets

  • Red Gallery 1-3 Rivington Street London, England, EC2A 3DT United Kingdom (map)

An events marking the centenary of Chilean folk singer Violeta Parra.


Commemorating the various aspects of Violeta Parra´s artistic production from a Latin American perspective, bringing them together in a magical fusion of colour and rhythm, guaranteed to deliver an unforgettable evening filled with all the ambience and energy of this vibrant continent.


  • Latin American Street Portraits 2012-2013Alvaro Sanchez (Mendoza, Argentina)
  • A stroll through authentic street scenes, the beating heart of Latin America.
  • Violeta Presente 2017.  Mauro Ferrada (Chile)

Scenes of an emblematic neighbourhood in the heart of Santiago, Chile, named in memory of Violeta Parra.  Mauro, founder of the itinerant gallery‘Instant City´,  seeks to capture urban reality and identity on its own terms within a variety of city settings. 


  • ‘Arte-Factos’ Ignacio Rivera Volosky (Chile)
  • This audiovisual installation highlights the visual works of Violeta Parra, including patchwork pictures from Roberta Bacic´s private collection and an audiovisual creation that provides an interactive approach to the artist and her creative processes. Ignacio specialises in the compilation and diffusion of Violeta Parra’s poeticand musical ouvrage.
  • ‘Altar-Ofrenda a Violeta’ Angela Camacho (Bolivia), Jimena Pardo Zamora (Chile), Jeanette Rojas ‘Phaxsi Coca’ (Bolivia)
  • We will lovingly dedicate this altar to Violeta Parra on the first of November, which traditionally marks ‘Day of the Dead’. Ever since pre-Columbian times, various indigenous cultures have maintained their belief in an annual home-coming of departed souls for one day every year.  Each home joyfully celebrates their return with music before an altar festooned with offerings of food, drink, fruit, and flowers. Here in London, there will be a collective offering of the ´blanket of 100 Violets’, embroidered by women from our local Latin community with their own history of struggle, which pays homage to the particular style of embroidery pioneered by Violeta Parra.


  • ‘La Carpa, un sueño Violeta’ 2013. 12’
  • Director Gaston Orellana, Screenwriter & music Natalia Contesse
  • A documentary that tells the story, through the voices of those close to her, of Violeta Parra’s dream, as yet unfulfilled, to create the first Folklore University in Santiago, Chile.


  • Bandoneon para Violeta: Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik: A series of Violeta’s works re-arranged for the large accordion by Daniel Macmillen. Musician, writer and educator, Daniel has published ‘Partituras para el Viento’ (Sheet music for the Wind), a book of short stories and poetry. He has performed music at various festivals and venues, from Sarajevo to Sydney to New York. His musical performances are concert-conversations that fuse songs and stories to deliver a polyglot history of music and human expression.
  • The Runruns: Director, M. Bernardita Batle. : ‘The Runruns’ are a Violeta Parra Tribute Band that has come together especially for this occasion, whereby Latin American musicians from different traditions have joined to present fresh and creative reinterpretations of some of the most wonderful creations of Violeta’s artistic genius.
  • Lokandes & Erkki Nylund: Lokandes continue to make their mark as one of the truly exceptional live acts to emerge from the Latin community in London. The band brings together musicians and instruments from Peru, Bolivia, Spain and the UK. Collaborating with musician Erkki Nylund, they have prepared new musical arrangements of Violeta´s songs specially for this occasion.
  • Ernesto Estruch Latin Jazz: Musical-director, violinist & pianist, Ernesto (born, Santiago de Cuba) graduated from Havana’s National School of Arts. He began his musical career at five years old, performing with the national children’s television choir, before launching his professional career as first-violinist with Cuba’s National Symphony Orchestra. Later, he was to work at the renowned music venue of 50’s Cuba, the ‘Cabaret Tropicana’. He moved to London in 1998, and continues to bring the very best of pure Cuban sounds to the city’s nightclubs.

DJ Carlos Nino

  • Promoter of Latin American culture/arts/entertainment & professional Architect. Carlos serves up a quality mix of ancestral and contemporary rhythms in an energy-filled session that will leave you begging for more.

Wednesday, 1st November, 2017

6,30 pm – Midnight , Entrance £15

To buy Tickets HERE

Earlier Event: 25 October
SSSHAKE Creative Gathering #5
Later Event: 2 November