Inti Illimani

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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 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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VBP-267 Inti Illimani - A La Resistencia Española / A La Revolución Mexicana album art Rolando Alarcón* / Inti Illimani Rolando Alarcón* / Inti Illimani - A La Resistencia Española / A La Revolución Mexicana (Album) Hit Parade (20) VBP-267 Chile 1969 Sell This Version
JJL - 05 Inti Illimani - Inti Illimani album art Inti Illimani Inti Illimani (Album) Jota Jota JJL - 05 Chile 1969 Sell This Version
none Inti Illimani - Si Somos Americanos album art Conjunto Inti-Illimani* Si Somos Americanos(LP, Album) Impacto (2) none Bolivia 1969 Sell This Version
JJL-10 Inti Illimani - Canto Al Programa album art Inti-Illimani* Canto Al Programa (Album) Dicap JJL-10 Chile 1970 Sell This Version
(S)LDC-35254 Inti Illimani - Inti-Illimani ("Cóndores Del Sol") album art Inti-Illimani* Inti-Illimani ("Cóndores Del Sol") (Album) Odeon (S)LDC-35254 Chile 1970 Sell This Version
LP-001 Inti Illimani - Autores Chilenos album art Inti-Illimani* Autores Chilenos (Album) Dicap LP-001 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
JJL - 16, JJLS - 16 Inti Illimani - Canto Para Una Semilla album art Isabel Parra / Inti-Illimani* Isabel Parra / Inti-Illimani* - Canto Para Una Semilla (Album) Dicap, Dicap JJL - 16, JJLS - 16 Chile 1972 Sell This Version
(S)LDC-36823 Inti Illimani - Canto de Pueblos Andinos Vol. 1 album art Inti Illimani Canto de Pueblos Andinos Vol. 1 (Album, Comp) EMI (S)LDC-36823 Chile 1973 Sell This Version
VPA 8175 Inti Illimani - Viva Chile! album art Inti-Illimani* Viva Chile! (Album) I Dischi Dello Zodiaco VPA 8175 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
VPA 8207 Inti Illimani - Inti-Illimani 2 - La Nueva Cancion Chilena album art Inti-Illimani* Inti-Illimani 2 - La Nueva Cancion Chilena (Album) I Dischi Dello Zodiaco VPA 8207 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
VPA 8265 Inti Illimani - Inti-Illimani 4 - Hacia La Libertad album art Inti-Illimani* Inti-Illimani 4 - Hacia La Libertad (Album) I Dischi Dello Zodiaco, Dicap VPA 8265 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
MFS 787 Inti Illimani - Inti-Illimani 3 - Canto De Pueblos Andinos album art Inti-Illimani* Inti-Illimani 3 - Canto De Pueblos Andinos (Album) I Dischi Dello Zodiaco, Dicap MFS 787 US 1975 Sell This Version
VPA 8305 Inti Illimani - Inti-Illimani 5 - Canto De Pueblos Andinos Vol. II album art Inti-Illimani* Inti-Illimani 5 - Canto De Pueblos Andinos Vol. II (Album) I Dischi Dello Zodiaco VPA 8305 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
VPA 8355 Inti Illimani - Inti-Illimani 6 album art Inti-Illimani* Inti-Illimani 6 (Album) I Dischi Dello Zodiaco VPA 8355 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
MFS 794 Inti Illimani - Inti-Illimani 4 - Alborada Vendra album art Inti-Illimani* Inti-Illimani 4 - Alborada Vendra (Comp) Monitor Records (2) MFS 794 US 1978 Sell This Version
MLP 5554 Inti Illimani - Canto Per Un Seme album art Inti-Illimani*, Isabel Parra, Edmonda Aldini Inti-Illimani*, Isabel Parra, Edmonda Aldini - Canto Per Un Seme (Album) EMI MLP 5554 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
MLP 15.647 Inti Illimani - Jag Vill Tacka Livet album art Arja Saijonmaa Och Inti-Illimani* Arja Saijonmaa Och Inti-Illimani* - Jag Vill Tacka Livet (Album) Metronome MLP 15.647 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
MFS 817 Inti Illimani - Inti-Illimani 8 - Canción Para Matar Una Culebra album art Inti Illimani Inti-Illimani 8 - Canción Para Matar Una Culebra (Album) EMI MFS 817 US 1979 Sell This Version
17.2100/9 Inti Illimani - En Directo album art Inti-Illimani* En Directo (Album) EMI 17.2100/9 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
MLP 15.667 Inti Illimani - Inti-Illimani I Sverige album art Inti-Illimani* Inti-Illimani I Sverige(LP, Album) Metronome MLP 15.667 Sweden 1980 Sell This Version
172695/1 Inti Illimani - Canto Para Una Semilla (Elegía) album art Isabel Parra / Inti-Illimani* Isabel Parra / Inti-Illimani* - Canto Para Una Semilla (Elegía) (Album) Movieplay 172695/1 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
3C 064-64522 Inti Illimani - Palimpsesto album art Inti-Illimani* Palimpsesto (Album) EMI 3C 064-64522 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
BBC 22440 Inti Illimani - Flight Of The Condor album art Inti-Illimani*, Guamary Inti-Illimani*, Guamary - Flight Of The Condor (Album, Comp) BBC Records, BBC Records And Tapes BBC 22440 US 1982 Sell This Version
17.3380/0 Inti Illimani - Con La Razon Y La Fuerza album art Patricio Manns - Inti-Illimani* Patricio Manns - Inti-Illimani* - Con La Razon Y La Fuerza (Album) Movieplay 17.3380/0 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
RRC 407 Inti Illimani - Sing To Me The Dream album art Holly Near And Inti Illimani Holly Near And Inti Illimani - Sing To Me The Dream (Album) Redwood Records (3) RRC 407 US 1984 Sell This Version

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Amancay

Amancay

August 5, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
I think this profil has to be updated, since the band "Inti-Illimani" as one unit does not exist anymore. There are now 2 differents bands, since they broke up 2004:

- The one faction is the "Inti-Illimani Histórico" ("Historical Inti-Illimani"), with the both "Horacio & Camilo Salinas", José Seves & Horacio Durán.

http://www.musicapopular.cl/grupo/inti-illimani-historico/

The other one is the "Inti-Illimani (R)" or "Inti-Illimani ®" (as they owned the original name), leaded by the both "Coulon Brothers" (Jorge & Marcelo):

http://www.musicapopular.cl/grupo/inti-illimani-r/

Because I see here, all kind of releases using the name "inti-Illimani" under one single umbrella. Although the fact, that many people (for example in his natal Chile), already understand, they are 2 completelly different bands now. It just maybe guide to some confussion, IMO.
panax1959

panax1959

February 3, 2015
The official website shows the "-" between Inti and Illimani. So, Inti-Illimani is RAN, thus "Inti Illimani" is ANV

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