Two weeks ago, we had the honour and pleasure to run an inspiring online streaming event dedicated to Chilean music and some of its most gifted artists. It featured acts reflecting in their music “another Chile”, portraying their everyday life and setting to sound the joys as well as the efforts and struggles of common Chileans fighting for a more just and equal society in these COVID days.
If you missed Yo Canto a la Diferencia or if you enjoyed it and would like to re-watch it, we hope to “make your heart sing” by sharing it on our youtube channel. But please, as we repeated almost to the point of exhaustion throughout the streaming, help the musician who performed!
We have decided to keep the donation link open and any additional donations will be given directly to the artists to support them and their work in these hard times: https://bit.ly/3aKVmjp
Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna are dedicated and brilliant followers of the Chilean Nueva Cancion giants. Their sound moves from their country and its significant cultural heritage and meets with India “to create a joyful and complex music that mixes carnival with politics and expresses itself at the same time with fragility and verve”.
Newen Afrobeat, although unfortunately lockdown restrictions and online streaming limits didin’t allow us to host a full Newen Afrobeat set. Still, the acoustic version that some of the musicians gave life to did justice to the energy and drive of the “pure rhythm” big band from Santiago and their fusion of West African vibes and Chilean indigenous culture.
La Deyabu: is a Santiago-based rapper and narrator of her city’s everyday life, has a brilliant way with words and plain-spoken points of view on religion, patriarchate and women’s plight in Chile.
Carmen Lienqueo is a singer-songwriter, composer, charango player and percussionist, but most of all she is a true and sincere voice of her people, the Mapuche. Throughout her career, she has always been a keen promoter and advocate for indigenous causes and her songs are unequivocal depictions of the condition in which indigenous people live across Latin America.
Ruzica Flores with her straightforward and incisive rhymes and cutting-edge beats bringing on board electronic influences and industrial sounds, she unearths and portrays the Chilean urban everyday.