Co-presented with the International Latino Cultural Center
Inti-Illimani, one of Chile’s cultural treasures, gives a one-night-only performance at Dominican University Performing Arts Center in this special co-presentation with the International Latino Cultural Center.
September marks 50 years since the Augusto Pinochet seized power in a 1973 military coup that deposed the Popular Unity government of President Salvador Allende, ending civilian rule.Inti-Illimani was formed in 1967 by a group of university students and 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 the September 11th, 1973 Chilean coup, they were on tour in Europe and were unable to return to Chile where their music was prohibited by the ruling military junta of Augusto Pinochet. They remained in exile in Italy for 15 years.Their music is a distinctive fusion of world music, incorporating elements of European baroque and other traditional music forms with rich and colorful Latin American rhythms. Their song “El Pueblo Unido” (The People are United) is one of the most famous protest songs in the world.