Chilemúsica accompanies your quarantine days with chilean music lists
Every week we will release lists with historical and heritage material on Spotify.
As a way to make Chilean music visible, at a time when the world is turning to a digital life as a result of COVID-19, as a team at Chilemúsica, a sector brand that promotes the Chilean music industry abroad, we made a selection that will discover the most important musical milestones in our country by decade, starting in the 1940s.
The investigation was based, mainly, on the material offered and ordered chronologically by Musicapopular.cl, press of the time and testimonial files. In addition, we will have lists by genres, labels and themes, with the support and collaboration of experts and authorized voices of Chilean popular music in its curatorship.
“In these moments of crisis, we want to contribute to promoting Chilean music through digital streaming. We believe that we should start by showing the foundations of the Chilean music industry, in chronological order and by decade. Then connect cultural and commercial relationships with target markets; Mexico, Peru and Spain. Finally we will begin to make visible by genre and fundamental artists in specific playlists. We must take advantage of the time for the reality to which the Coronavirus has forced us, in need new opportunities and bridges are born to face what is to come”, said Oliver Knust, director of Chilemúsica.
The lists will feature great exponents of the country’s musical history, various genres such as jazz, folklore, learned, pop and indie, among many more.
Rodrigo Ulloa, part of the editorial committee of Chilemúsica, comments that it has been a gratifying work where “we have tried to select old and current material and, although we still have to digitize music from other times and styles, we have found some findings such as Nahuel Jazz Quartet, one of the forerunners of the genre, plenty of material by Claudio Arrau and pieces rescued in digital format by Chito Faró and Ester Sore that music lovers will surely appreciate.”
Chilemúsica was created thanks to the work of the Independent Music Industry Association of Chile (IMICHILE); ProChile, the Undersecretariat of Cultures and Arts, the Production Promotion Corporation (Chilecreativo) and the Chilean Society of Musical Authors and Interpreters (SCD) to focus the work done with the export of national music.