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Thu 7 Mar 2013, 7:00pm–11:00pm

Where: The Tivoli Theatre, 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $89.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: nicole72

Chilean folk band Illapu are playing at the Tivoli on the 7th of March, bringing with them the unique and compelling sounds and songs of Latin America.

Illapu formed in 1971 and 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 in 1981, they lived in France and Mexico until 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 peace and the emerging and urgent problems of Chile, Latin America and humanity.

Illapu are no strangers to Australia having toured here several times and were awared the prize "Media Peace Award" from SBS TV in 1987.

The onstage presence of Illapu is an unforgettable one - They use a variety of musical instruments from different sources. The ancient aerophones: panpipes, flutes, quenachos, Tarkas, sicuras, moceños, trutrucas, pifilca. Besides flute and saxophone. In Latin America the ropes running mandolin, Venezuelan cuatro, charango from Bolivia, Colombian tiple, together with electro guitars, bass and keyboards. Also play various percussion instruments such as drum legüero, Peruvian cajon, congas, bongo, kultrún, djembe, Latin percussion and drums.

“Their voices are wonderful without exception, with perfect harmony they give us words of love… these musicians give themselves to the music with endless happiness”… La Depeche

ILLAPU returns to Australia for their sixth tour in March 2013 headlining Womadelaide and performing in Brisbane.

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