El Canto de Todos
In advance of their 50th Anniversary tour Inti-Illimani will release El canto de todos (Song of All) celebrating the centenary of the birth of Violeta Parra, the most important Chilean artist of all time.
Ten compositions by Violeta Parra are the basis of "El canto de todos", with original arrangements inspired by the search for more modern sounds that update these songs and bring them closer to our times.
To this end, they invited some of the luminaries of the Chilean, Latin American, [Canadian, and Spanish] artistic scenes: Silvio Rodríguez, Isabel Parra, Tita Parra, Joan Manuel Serrat, Pablo Milanés, Roberto Márquez of the group Illapu, Pancho Sazo of the group Congresso, Francesca Gagnon of the Cirque du Soleil company, Raly Barrionuevo, the Mapocho Orchestra, and the aforementioned Mon Laferte, among others.
This year, Inti-Illimani celebrates the 50th anniversary of its formation in 1967: a long history that has established them as one of the most influential Latin American groups the world over, a cultural reference across borders. Its celebration coincides with the centenary of the birth of Violeta Parra, a figure with whom Inti-Illimani has been intimately linked from the beginning, and to whom they wanted to pay homage through a series of activities, among which the launch of this album, "El canto de todos," stands out.