The Music of Chile

  Many countries are known for a unique style or genre of music, Chilean music speaks to the diversity and richness of its culture as social and regional subjects influenced its past and present sound. Cueca The national dance of Chile is the “cueca,…

Alien Gun’s debut album: Dreaming at 1420 MHz

Alien Gun, a four-piece prog rock band from Santiago de Chile are currently about to release their debut album, Dreaming at 1420 MHz, which is currently available as a free mp3 download. We spoke to the band about the album and their music. Chileno: So…

Interview with The Ganjas!

So, we all know that the Wigan garage band, The Verve as a unit are over...or... are...they? Err...well yes they are. But you could be mistaken for thinking that they have been reincarnated... in Chilean form! The Ganjas, hailing from Santiago, are a Ch…

Nano Stern: Interview

Fernando Stern, aka Nano Stern, is a young, football-loving, Chilean artist riding the crest of the New Wave of musicians that has emerged in the country in recent years. His style is an Indie-Folclor-Rock fusion; deeply rooted in traditional Chilean mu…

Inti-Illimani: Interview

Inti-Illimani are currently celebrating a 45 year milestone in their long and varied history as Chile’s best known pioneers of la Nueva Canción Chilena. Champions of the Andean tradition with a social and political conscience, Inti-Illimani have long be…

Are Los Bunkers the best rockeros in Chile?

Los bunkers, arguably Chile's most famous rock quintet, originally hail from the southern Chilean city of Concepcion and moved to Santiago a year after forming in 1999, but have been based in Mexico since 2008.

Madonna threatens to cancel show in Chile

Recently, on her South America tour 2012, Madonna recently threatened to cancel her only show in Chile. The singer told the gathering crowd in Santiago that she would stop the show if people would not stop smoking. In a video posted by the celebrity gos…

Ana Tijoux interview

eNtR berlin interview Ana Tujoix about her life living as a child with her family as an exile in France before moving back to Chile, winning a Grammy and becoming the singer-activist who wrote the song "shock" that became one of the theme songs for the…

Camila Moreno: Don’t mention the F word

Camila Moreno's newly released album Panal (honeycomb) is the latest and third offering from the young Chilean musician. In something of a departure from her earlier work (e.g. about half the songs in her debut album almismotiempo are heavily influenced…

Download Chilean music

We are big music fans here at chileno.co.uk and talk a lot about Chilean music. While it is certainly possible to get hold of some Chilean artists (the most well-known or traditional artists) from the usual sources, it can be extremely frustrating/impos…