Illapu, australian tour
Listening to Illapu's songs is like hearing the whisper of the wind from the Andes. The ensemble, founded in 1971 by four brothers from Antofagasta in northern Chile, became well-
known for their cultivated rendering of Andean folklore and Bolivian rhythms, a fusion that later developed into the "Nueva Canción" movement.
In 1976 they released what was to become a huge radio hit in both Argentina and Chile, and they subsequently rose to fame for their guitar-based songs featuring strong vocals, pan flutes and enrapturing rhythms.
Exiled form their beloved Chile by the Pinochet dictatorship, they lived in France and Mexico till
their return in 1988 where they were cheered by throngs of fans, and performed to over 100,000 people. Since then, Illapu have continued to produce folkloric explorative music with songs about love, life and justice.
ILLAPU return to Australia for their sixth tour in March 2013 headlining Womadelaide and
performing in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Visit www.illaputour.com for more information