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For more than 30 years, Inti-Illimani (the name means “Sun God”) has held a beacon for Chilean music, both traditional folk designs and the more sophisticated nueva cancion. Back 1967 several learners at Santiago’s Techie University produced a band to execute folk music. Acquiring their name from the Aymaran Indian vocabulary from the Andes, they started playing traditional music — something few do in the past — and quickly gained a popularity around the administrative centre, becoming a lot more adept on the instruments. With the ’70s they’d harvested into a politics beast, dealing with the nueva cancion (actually “new melody”) of several young groupings, and getting quite outspoken lyrically — more than enough to have no choice but into exile in 1973, where they’d stay for 15 years. Nevertheless, they refused to become cowed with the Chilean dictatorship. Basing themselves in Rome, Italy, they continuing to record, and toured even more heavily then in the past, earning a robust reputation around the world, and becoming extremely unofficial ambassadors of Chilean music, in addition to opponents towards the ruling routine. Furthermore to executing with several well-known, politics statistics like Pete Seeger and Mikis Theodorakis, these were included on the well-known 1988 Amnesty International Tour, alongside Sting, Peter Gabriel, and Bruce Springsteen. It had been, probably, their highest profile minute, a minimum of in worldwide conditions, and established the stage because of their go back to their homeland, where they’ve stayed outspoken. While they’ve continued to be a drive in globe music, their profession within the U.S. was hampered by having less any consistent record offer until 1994, if they agreed upon with Green Linnet offshoot Xenophile. Ahead of that, just a few of the 30-plus discs managed to get into local U.S. record bins. The eight-piece lineup continued to be steady until 1996, when Potential Berru made a decision to stop working from music after nearly three decades, soon after the group have been celebrated using a Greatest Of disk in Italy (never to end up being baffled with the 2000 Greatest Of on Xenophile, which gathered tracks off their last four produces only). Rather than changing him, they’ve continuing since like a septet. 1997 noticed the music group honored having a U.C. Berkeley Human being Rights Award for his or her labors before. Since that time, although they’ve continuing release a albums and tour, they’ve scale back on their previous hectic schedule, but additionally widened their musical horizons, as 1999’s Amar de Nuevo viewed the complete spectral range of Latin origins music and its own Creole heritage.

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Full Name Inti-Illimani
Music Songs Samba Lando, Venceremos, El Aparecido, El Mercado Testaccio, Senora chichera, Alturas, Rin del angelito, Ojos Azules, Fiesta de San Benito, La Fiesta Eres Tú, Tatati, Dolencias, Amores Hallarás, La fiesta de San Benito, Lo Que Mas Quiero, Taita salasaca, Huajjra, Salake, Vuelvo, Negra Presuntuosa, La Pajita, Canción del poder popular, Antes de Amar de Nuevo, Papel de Plata, Sensemaya, Lamento Del Indio, En libertad, Medianoche, Sobre tu Playa, Cándidos, El canelazo, La Partida
Albums Viva Chile!, Lugares Comunes, Antología en Vivo, Canto para una semilla, Autores chilenos, Cantos de pueblos andinos, Canto al Programa, Canción para Matar una Culebra, Andadas, Fragments of a Dream, The Flight of the Condor, Viva italia, Arriesgaré La Piel, Hacia La Libertad, De Canto y Baile, Sinfonico, Leyenda, Canto per un seme, Canto de pueblos Andinos, Volume I, La Nueva Canción Chilena, Eva Ayllón + Inti-Illimani Histórico, Performs Victor Jara, Mundo Pequeño, Canto de Pueblos Andinos Vol. II, Amar de Nuevo, A la Revolución Mexicana, Lejanía, Chile resistencia, Con la razón y la fuerza, Palimpsesto, Imaginacion, Si somos americanos, La rosa de los vientos, Sing to Me the Dream, En directo, Inti Illimani, Inti-Illimani, En vivo en el Monumental, La muerte no va conmigo, The Return of The Condor, Jag vill tacka livet - 13 sånger av Violeta Parra, Conciertos Italia '92, La Maquina del Tiempo. 45 Años, Vol. 2 (En Vivo), La Maquina del Tiempo. 45 Años, Vol. 1 (En Vivo), The Best of Inti-Illimani Live, Inti-Illimani i Sverige, La máquina del tiempo, El Canto de Todos
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Best Folk Album, British Academy Television Craft Award for Best Original Television Music

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Blood Red Roses 1986 TV Series composer - 3 episodes
Chile: Hasta Cuando? 1986 Documentary music
The Promised Land 1973 musician



Doremix 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Los Bunkers: Vida de Perros 2006 Video documentary performer: "Arpa Peruana"
The Devil's Miner 2005 Documentary arranger: "Amores Hallaras" / performer: "Alturas", "Bailando Bailando" / writer: "Amores Hallaras"



Eran unos que venían de Chile 1987 Documentary
Die Kolonie 1987 TV Movie
In der Wüste 1987
El día de las Mercedes 1985



Inti-illimani - Dove cantano le nuvole 2011 Documentary Themselves
Musica per la libert 1975 Documentary Themselves
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar 1963 TV Series Themselves - Performers

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