|Born||March 18, 1968|
María Francesca Ancarola Saavedra (born 18 March 1968) is a
Ancarola began her musical career in the 1980s, winning a prize at a festival organised by the magazine La Bicicleta y el Café del Cerro, a publication associated with the Chilean New Song movement.
She graduated from the
Ancarola’s first album as a soloist was Que el canto tiene sentido (English: For a song has meaning) in 1999. The album’s title was a tribute to the song Manifiesto by
Her subsequent albums, Pasaje de ida y vuelta (Return ticket - 2000) and Jardines humanos (Human Gardens - 2002), further developed her Latin American fusion style, the former receiving an
Ancarola again paid tribute to Jara in 2006 with the release of her album Lonquén, where Ancarola covers some of Jara’s songs using “more contemporary language”. “Victor came from a poor family, but despite this he managed to transcend and cultivate himself... to become an icon of our music,” Ancarola said regarding the album’s release. The album earned the musician her second
In 2008, Ancarola released Arrullos (Lullabies), an album of children’s songs, which was nominated for an Altazor Award.
Ancarola’s album Templanza (Temperance) was released in 2012.
In 2016, she released a full album titled Espejo de los Sueños.