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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

WOMAD 2018 Feature Artists - Chico Trujillo

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Chico Trujillo have been touring their explosive cocktail of party music around the world for almost 20 years.  With a sound rooted in classic cumbia, they shake up the mix with reggae, bolero and rumba and draw on the energy and feistiness of their ska/punk past.

Chico Trujillo are a New cumbia band merging cumbia, ska, reggae and rock, among other styles.  The band formed in 1999 in Villa Alemana, Zona Central, Chile, following a tour that lead singer Aldo Enrique Asenjo Cubillos - known as “Macha” - undertook with his then band La Floripondio through the cities of Germany, the Netherlands and Austria. Chico Trujillo’s first songs were born of jamming sessions with Asenjo and his friend Antonio Orellana, and their sound gradually attracted new members to the band. This lineup led to their first album, Chico Trujillo y la Señora Imaginación, in 2001.

Chico Trujillo has performed concerts at universities, musical venues, festivals and various events, including the Cumbre Guachaca Chilena at Estación Mapocho and concerts campaigning for the rights of the indigenous Mapuche.[3] They have also featured on the Lollapalooza music festival lineup in both Santiago and Chicago.[4]
Chico Trujillo has also gained a considerable following in Europe, in particular Germany.

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