Music from Chile – Violeta Parra // Folk

She was one of the most popular and greatest musicians from Chile: Violeta Parra (1917-1967). Have a listen to her great song “Volver A Los 17″ (english: Being Seventeen-Old Again):

Music from France/Chile – Ana Tijoux

Anamaría Merino Tijoux (born 1977), commonly known by her stage name Ana Tijoux or Anita Tijoux, is a French-Chilean musician. She became famous in Latin America as the female MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late 1990s. In 2006, she crossed over to the mainstream of Latin pop after her collaboration with Mexican songstress Julieta Venegas in the radio hit “Eres para mí”. Tijoux has often been praised for “exploring sensitive matters devoid of violence.” She gained more widespread recognition following her second solo album, 1977.(wiki)

Here is her song “1977”

Music from Peru – Tania Libertad

Tania Libertad de Souza Zúñiga (born 24 October 1952), better known as Tania Libertad, is a Peruvian singer who has lived in Mexico since 1978. Considered as one of the greatest singers in Latin America today, she has been named an Ambassador for Peace by UNESCO, Comendadora by the Peruvian government, and a member of the Order of Rio Branco by the Brazilian government.  In 2009, she received the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for musical excellence to honor her outstanding career. She has recorded 38 albums and has sold over 40 million copies.

Here is her song “Anda Mareado”

Music from Chile – Violetta Parra

Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval (4 October 1917 – 5 February 1967) was a Chilean composer, songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist. She set the basis for “Chilean’ New Song”, the Nueva canción chilena, a renewal and a reinvention of Chilean folk music which would absorb and extend its influence far beyond Chile. In 2011 Andrés Wood directed a biopic about her, titled Violeta Went to Heaven.

Here is her song “Gracias a la vida ”

Music from Chile – Gondwana

The Chilean reggae band Gondwana was founded in 1987 by I Locks Labbé in Santiago de Chile. The charismatic singer Quique Neira, who joined the band in 1997, contributed significantly to the success of the band in Chile and abroad.

Music from Chile/US- Nicolas Jaar

Nicolas Jaar (January 10, 1990 in New York City) is a Chilean-American musician and rising star in the electronic music scene. His father is the visual artist Alfredo Jaar.

Music from the US/Chile – Nicolas Jaar

Nicolas Jaar is an american-chilean minimal, electro and house musician. Here’s his great “Fall 2008” mix!

Music from the US/Chile – Nicolas Jaar

Nicolas Jaar is an american-chilean minimal, electro and house musician. Here’s his noce song “El Bandido”: