Inti Illimani

Also known as Conjunto Inti Illimani, Gruppe Inti Illimani, Inti Illimani Historico, Inti-Illimani, Inti-Illimani 8, Inti-llimani
Members of Inti Illimani: Ernesto Pérez De Arce, Horacio Durán, Horacio Salinas, Jorge Ball, Jorge Coulón, José Miguel Camus Vargas, José Seves, Marcelo Coulón, Max Berrú, Pedro Yáñez, Renato Freyggang
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.inti-illimani.cl, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inti-Illimani

Discography of Inti Illimani:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Venceremos 2 Audio 1973 ETERNA
2 Viva Chile! 12 Audio 1974 AMIGA
3 Lugares Comunes 10 Audio 2003 Green Linnet
4 Viva Chile! 12 Audio 1975 Monitor Records (2)
5 Viva Chile ! 12 Audio 1976 Vrije Muziek
6 Viva Chile! 12 Audio 1973 Hungaroton
7 Kígyóölő Ének (Sensemaya, Canto Para Matar Una Culebra) 12 Audio 1980 Hungaroton
8 Andadas 11 Audio 1993 EMI
9 Alturas - Pavesi Sound Remix '96 3 Audio 1996 Soundcheck
10 Inti-Illimani 2 - La Nueva Cancion Chilena 12 Audio 1974 I Dischi Dello Zodiaco
11 Inti-Illimani 3 - Canto De Pueblos Andinos 12 Audio 1975
12 Inti-Illimani 4 - Hacia La Libertad 10 Audio 1975
13 Inti-Illimani 5 - Canto De Pueblos Andinos Vol. II 12 Audio 1976-07-08 I Dischi Dello Zodiaco
14 Canto De Pueblos Andinos 2 12 Audio 1978
15 Lied, Um Eine Schlange Zu Töten 12 Audio 1980
16 Resistencia 10 Audio 1978
17 Palimpsesto 9 Audio 1982
18 De Canto Y Baile 9 Audio 1986 Messidor
19 Inti-Illimani Volumen 2 - La Nueva Cancion Chilena 12 Audio
20 La Nueva Canción Chilena 10 Audio 1975 Movieplay
21 Hacia La Libertad / La Nueva Cancion Chilena 22 Audio 1990 Fonomusic
22 Leyenda 9 Audio 1990
23 Fragments Of A Dream 11 Audio 1987
24 Jag Vill Tacka Livet 13 Audio 1979 Metronome
25 Imaginacion 12 Audio 1984 Inti-Illimani
26 Viva Chile! 12 Audio 1983 Inti-Illimani
27 Inti-Illimani 2 - La Nueva Cancion Chilena 12 Audio 1983 Inti-Illimani
28 Sing To Me The Dream 11 Audio 1984 Redwood Records (3)
29 Fragments Of A Dream 11 Audio 1987
30 Flight Of The Condor 18 Audio 1982 BBC Records And Tapes
31 Jag VIll Tacka Livet 13 Audio 1990 WEA
32 Viva Chile! 12 Audio 1973 I Dischi Dello Zodiaco
33 Inti-Illimani 6 10 Audio 1977 I Dischi Dello Zodiaco
34 Return Of The Condor 14 Audio 1984 BBC Records And Tapes
35 Canto De Pueblos Andinos 12 Audio 1978 Movieplay
36 Viva Chile! 12 Audio 1974
37 Inti-Illimani 3 - Canto De Pueblos Andinos 12 Audio 1975 EMI Italiana S.p.A.
38 Canción Para Matar Una Culebra 12 Audio 1979 EMI Italiana S.p.A.
39 Palimpsesto 9 Audio 1981 EMI
40 Palimpsesto 9 Audio 1982 Dom (2)
41 Inti-Illimani 3 - Canto De Pueblos Andinos 12 Audio 1975 Monitor Records (2)
42 La Muerte No Va Conmigo 8 Audio 1986 Aconcagua
43 La Muerte No Va Conmigo 8 Audio 1986 Alerce
44 Charagua / El Aparecido 2 Audio 1971 Dicap
45 Autores Chilenos 10 Audio 1971 Dicap
46 Flight Of The Condor 18 Audio 1982 BBC Cassettes
47 Lejanía 10 Audio 1998-07-14 Xenophile Records
48 Flight Of The Condor 18 Audio 1982 BBC Records And Tapes
49 Inti Illimani 6 - Chile Resistencia 10 Audio 1977 Inti-Illimani
50 Inti-Illimani 3 - Canto De Pueblos Andinos 12 Audio 1975


Inti-Illimani (Inti-E-gee-manee), from the Aymara dialect, means "Sun of the Illimani," in reference to a mountain at La Paz, Bolivia. Latin American folk music ensemble from Bolivia & Chile. The band was formed in 1967 by a group of university students: Pedro Yañez (musical director), Jorge Coulon, Max Berrú, Horacio Durán, Oscar Guzmán, Luis Cifuentes and Ciro Retamal. That same year Luis Cifuentes was replaced by Luis Espinoza, and Ciro Retamal and Oscar Guzmán quit the band, joining them Horacio “Loro” Salinas. Pedro Yáñez also left the band in 1968.

They acquired widespread popularity in Chile for their song "Venceremos" (We shall win!) which became the anthem of the Popular Unity government of Salvador Allende. At the moment of September 11, 1973's Chilean coup they were on tour in Europe and were unable to return to their country where their music was proscribed by the ruling military junta. In Europe their music took on a multifarious character, incorporating elements of European baroque and other traditional music forms to their rich and colourful Latin American rhythms - creating a distinctive fusion of modern world music. They are perhaps the best internationally known members of the nueva canción movement.

Owing to personal problems, in 2001 they split in two bands (as [a=Quilapayún]): Inti-Illimani "Histórico" (directed by Horacio Salinas, with H. Salinas, J. Seves, H. Durán, Jorge Ball, Fernando Julio, Danilo Donoso and Camilo Salinas) and Inti-Illimani "Nuevo" (Jorge and Marcelo Coulón, Manuel Meriño, Daniel Cantillana, Efrén Viera and César Jara)


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