Daughter of Violeta Parra, New Chilean song movement's most significant figure, Isabel Parra always lived in a musical environment. At the age of 13, the artist made her debut record, with her mother playing guitar. In 1964, along with her brother Angel Parra, she founded Peña de los Parra, which became an important meeting place for people related to local culture. During her exile, Isabel Parra continued her solo career in the Latin neighborhood of Paris. In 1988, her contribution to Chilean culture was recognized with a Golden Laurel award.