Movimientos welcomes back Chico Trujillo - one of the most important bands in Chile - for a big Saturday night cumbia party as part of the band’s European Summer tour.
They are the soundtrack to all Chilean parties, from Arica to Punta Arenas. Their blend of brass fuelled classic Cumbia, Bolero, Latin American music, Punk-rock, Balkan and Reggae, has assured them an audience across all generations and lifestyles..
The group began as a branch of the punk / ska band La Floripondio in 1999 in Valparaiso. Twelve years and five albums later, they have come to symbolize a unique cocktail that has its roots in the cumbia of pre-Pinochet days and has managed to incorporate all aspects of Chilean popular and folkloric culture. They have been able to mix pieces of the past with the global influence of the alternative culture and have fused everything under the Pan American flag of cumbia. The exuberance of the band represents a welcome return to the world of the dance party and night time pleasures by vindicating the popular sounds of traditional fiestas.
In addition to touring extensively in Chile and South America they have conquered the European festival scene with countless shows at the likes of Roskilde and Paleo fuelling their growing reputation as one of the world’s top party bands.
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