Inti Illimani

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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Inti Illimani Discography

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Inti-Illimani* Inti Illimani (Album) Jota Jota Venezuela 1969 Sell This Version
none Conjunto Inti-Illimani* Si Somos Americanos(LP, Album) Impacto (2) none Bolivia 1969 Sell This Version
Inti Illimani Canto al Programa Dicap Chile 1970 Sell This Version
Inti-Illimani* Inti-Illimani ("Cóndores Del Sol") (Album) Odeon Chile 1970 Sell This Version
Inti-Illimani* Autores Chilenos (Album) Dicap Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
Isabel Parra / Inti-Illimani* Isabel Parra / Inti-Illimani* - Canto Para Una Semilla (Album) Dicap, Dicap Chile 1972 Sell This Version
Inti-Illimani* Viva Chile! (Album) I Dischi Dello Zodiaco Italy 1973 Sell This Version
Inti-Illimani* Inti-Illimani 2 - La Nueva Cancion Chilena (Album) I Dischi Dello Zodiaco Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Inti-Illimani* Inti-Illimani 4 - Hacia La Libertad (Album, Comp) I Dischi Dello Zodiaco, Dicap Italy 1975 Sell This Version
Inti-Illimani* Inti-Illimani 3 - Canto De Pueblos Andinos (Album) I Dischi Dello Zodiaco, Dicap US 1975 Sell This Version
LP-19399 Inti Illimani Taita Salasaca(LP) EMI LP-19399 Ecuador 1975 Sell This Version
Inti-Illimani* Inti-Illimani 5 - Canto De Pueblos Andinos Vol. II (Album) I Dischi Dello Zodiaco Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Inti Illimani Canto De Pueblos Andinos (Album) Pathé Marconi EMI France 1977 Sell This Version
Inti-Illimani* Inti-Illimani 6 (Album) I Dischi Dello Zodiaco Italy 1977 Sell This Version
Inti-Illimani*, Isabel Parra, Edmonda Aldini Inti-Illimani*, Isabel Parra, Edmonda Aldini - Volume 7-Canto Per Un Seme (Album) EMI Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Arja Saijonmaa Och Inti-Illimani* Arja Saijonmaa Och Inti-Illimani* - Jag Vill Tacka Livet (Album) Metronome Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
Inti Illimani Canción Para Matar Una Culebra (Album) Movieplay US 1979 Sell This Version
Inti-Illimani* En Directo (Album) EMI Spain 1980 Sell This Version
Isabel Parra / Inti-Illimani* Isabel Parra / Inti-Illimani* - Canto Para Una Semilla (Elegía) (Album) Movieplay Spain 1981 Sell This Version
Inti-Illimani* Palimpsesto (Album) EMI Italy 1981 Sell This Version
Inti-Illimani*, Guamary Inti-Illimani*, Guamary - Flight Of The Condor (Album, Comp) BBC Records And Tapes US 1982 Sell This Version
Patricio Manns - Inti-Illimani* Patricio Manns - Inti-Illimani* - Con La Razon Y La Fuerza (Album) Movieplay Spain 1982 Sell This Version
Inti-Illimani* Imaginacion (Album) Inti-Illimani US 1984 Sell This Version
Holly Near And Inti Illimani Holly Near And Inti Illimani - Sing To Me The Dream (Album) Redwood Records (3) US 1984 Sell This Version
D.50036 Inti Illimani Chant Pour Une Semence(LP, Album) Dom (2) D.50036 France 1985 Sell This Version

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Amancay

Amancay

August 5, 2016
edited about 1 month 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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