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Ensamble Transatlántico de Folk Chileno

Bahia 530, Valparaíso
2381215 Valparaíso
Chile

https://www.facebook.com/ensamblefolk/

EN: Chilean orchestra from Valparaíso (22 musicians). Its main objective is to create and perform traditional music of Chilean inspiration.

public contact

  • phone: +56 982799684
  • eMail: email to Ensamble Transatlántico de Folk Chileno public contact

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activities

  • Artist
    • Agent/Booker
    • Band/Soloist
    • Manager
  • Institution
    • Cult.Inst.
    • Educational

participating in

  • WOMEX 2017
stand number WOMEX 17: 87-88

company description

ESPAÑOL:

El Ensamble Transatlántico de Folk Chileno, es un proyecto autogestionado creado el año 2012 por Ernesto Calderón y Gianela Machuca, dedicado a interpretar composiciones originales basadas en ritmos tradicionales presentes en Chile.

Descritos por Rob Adams del periódico británico “Herald of Scotland” como “una vibrante demostración de cómo mantener los ritmos e instrumentaciones tradicionales con frescura”, desde 2013 comenzaron su proceso de expansión internacional, que los ha llevado a dar conciertos junto a músicos locales en países como Escocia, Inglaterra, Bélgica, España, República Checa, Alemania, Dinamarca, Suecia, Estados Unidos, e India.

El repertorio original, escrito por miembros del Ensamble, abarca estilos muy diversos, como la cueca, el huayno, los ritmos de Rapa Nui, el canto mapuche, e incluso la música afrodescendiente, herencia poco reconocida en nuestro país.

A la fecha han publicado un DVD “Vivo” (2013), y el disco "Volumen I", realizado gracias al apoyo del Fondo de la Música 2015.

Se conforma así una agrupación diversa, multicultural y transversal, que busca representar al Chile de hoy, e invita a re-descubrir nuestra música sin prejuicios ni restricciones.

Además, como asociación cultural, son organizadores del campamento internacional de música folk "ChilEtno", el que se realiza todos los Febrero y que en su última versión tuvo como participantes a 40 músicos de 9 países.

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ENGLISH:

The Transatlantic Chilean Folk Ensemble, is an independent ongoing project created in 2012 by Ernesto Calderón and Gianela Machuca, that gathers diverse musicians from Chile and abroad, where everyone have a place, regardless of their age, social status, religion, or political position.

Its main objective is to create and perform music of Chilean (and other participating countries) inspiration, through an Orchestra formed by all kinds of acoustic instruments, from the classical and folk tradition.

The original repertoire, written by members of Ensemble, includes –in the Chilean side- styles as diverse as the cueca, huayno, "huachaca" (popular) jazz, Mapuche (natives) singing, and even the rhythms of African descent, a legacy which is largely unrecognized in Chile.

Being a non-traditional orchestra, the musicians avoid using sheet music in their concerts, so there is a constant visual communication with the audience, thereby generating a lively atmosphere where everyone is invited to participate, either dancing or singing.

So far more than 100 musicians have been part of the Ensemble, which has currently about 60 active musicians in Chile, located mainly in the regions of Valparaiso and Santiago.

In this way, we have a diverse group, multicultural and transversal, which seeks to represent the Chile of today, connecting it with the rest of the world, inviting everyone to rediscover it's own traditional music without prejudices or restrictions, building a global community who will share and support the different projects that might arise from this experience.

Also, as cultural association, they organize "ChilEtno" a music camp of folk music, what happens every February and its last version had 40 participants from 9 different countries.

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