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Los Tetas

Chilean Latin rock foursome los Tetas made their debut with the release
of Mama Funk in 1995, climbing on local rock charts with "Corazón de
Sandía" and "Hormigas Blancas." The band, mostly influenced by 1970s
modern funk, started touring Latin America after releasing an EP called
Cha Cha Cha. They played in Argentina in 1997 along with hardcore rap
act Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas, issuing La Medicina that same
year. In 1999, los Tetas moved to the U.S. to make Independiente,
followed by 2000's Independiente Edición ll and Latin Funk All Stars, a
greatest hits album released by EMI.
Tiro de Gracia

Chilean hip hop/urban threesome Tiro de Gracia was formed in the mid-'80s by
friends Juan Sativo and Lengua Dura, later joined by singer Zaturno, keyboardist
Patricio Loaiza, and multi-instrumentalist Camilo Cintolesi. The band made its debut
with the release of two independent records, Arma Calibrada and Homosapiens.
After successfully performing at a local TV show and releasing El Demo Final, Tiro
de Gracia signed up to EMI. They recorded Ser Humano in 1997, with contributions
from well-known Chilean acts such as Chancho en Piedra, los Tetas, Joe
Vasconcellos, and Matahari's Ema Pinto. Soon, the group hit the charts with "El
Juego Verdadero." The following album, called Decisión Final, was recorded in the
U.S. and released in 1999. In June of 2000, Zaturno left the act to join a new project
called Tapia Rabia Jackson.
Los Ex

Los EX is a Chilean alternative rock band from the 90's whose sounds was inspired
by Sonic youth and the Grunge years. The band was created in 1996 by Colombina
Parra (vocals, rythm guitar), Pablo Ugarte (Bass guitar), Hernan Edwards(Lead
Guitar) and Octavio Bascuñán (Drums).
Their first album "Caída Libre" was highly popular in Latin America making their
videoclips a constant request in MTV Latin America. They disbanded some time
after attempting to release a second album. Years later in 2006 the band returned
with "Cocodrila" in 2006 and later with "Pistola de Plástico" in 2008.
Mama Soul

Chilean female group Mamma Soul, mostly inspired by Afro-American music, made
its debut while joining local bands to pay tribute to Chilean rock heroes Los
Prisioneros, featuring "Estrechez De Corazón" on Tributo a Los Prisioneros. After
releasing a single called "Consecuencia," Mamma Soul was voted Best Female Band,
soon, signing up to EMI, recording Fe.
Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna

Pascuala Ilabaca is a Chilean singer and songwriter, noted for her voice with
accompaniment on accordion and piano. She is part of Samadi, which compiles
ethnic music of India, Africa, Latin America, Middle East, and Europe.
Los Jaivas

Chilean folk-rock band Los Jaivas got involved in the local scene in the '60s,
becoming the pioneers of their music style and debuting in 1971 with the
independently released El Volantin. Todos Juntos followed in 1972. A year later, Los
Jaivas led an international festival, called Los Caminos Que Se Abren, playing along
with Argentinean, Peruvian, and Brazilian numbers. They later decided to settle in
Buenos Aires and then moving to France soon after. In 1978, Los Jaivas performed a
historic concert at Paris' Olympia Theater, achieving recognition throughout
Europe. Classic Las Alturas de Machu Pichu, based on Pablo Neruda's poems, was
released in 1981. The folk-rock number returned to their native country in 1983 to
participate in Viña del Mar festival, being acclaimed by their unconditional fans. In
1988, percussionist Gabriel Parra passed away after a car accident. When everybody
was expecting a breakup, the group announced a new drummer, Gabriel's daughter
Juanita Parra, would take over. After issuing a compilation, called Trilogia -- El
Reencuentro, Sony Music released Arrebol in 2001. Around the same time, the five-
piece act celebrated their 30th anniversary with a major performance at Santiago's
Estadio Nacional.
Carlos Gardel

Carlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardès; 11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935)
was a French Argentine singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and the most
prominent figure in the history of tango. Gardel's baritone voice and the dramatic
phrasing of his lyrics made miniature masterpieces of his hundreds of three-minute
tango recordings. Together with lyricist and long-time collaborator Alfredo Le Pera,
Gardel wrote several classic tangos.
Gardel died in an airplane crash at the height of his career, becoming an archetypal
tragic hero mourned throughout Latin America. For many, Gardel embodies the soul
of the tango style. He is commonly referred to as "Carlitos", "El Zorzal" (The [Song]
Thrush), "The King of Tango", "El Mago" (The Wizard), "El Morocho del Abasto"
(The Brunette boy from Abasto), and ironically "El Mudo" (The Mute)
GIOVANNI BOTTESINI

Giovanni Bottesini (1821 - 1889) was not only among the most famous double bass
players of his time, but was also a conductor of some distinction and a composer. He
conducted the first performance of Verdi's opera Aida in Cairo in 1871 and won
success with some, at least, of his own ten operas. Known to some as the Paganini of
the double bass, he significantly extended the technical possibilities of the
instrument.
Double Bass Music, Bottesini's compositions include a number of double bass
concertos, some for double bass and piano, as well as works for solo violin and
double bass and for two double basses. His Metodo completo per contrabasso is an
important addition to the pedagogical literature of the instrument.
Chamber Music, In 1849 Bottesini played the cello part in London in a quintet by
George Onslow. His own chamber music includes a Gran Quintetto for two violins,
viola, cello and double bass. He wrote eleven string quartets and arranged his
Second Double Bass Concerto for solo instrument and string quartet.
Ramón Ayala

Accordion king Ramón Ayala, son of musician Ramón Cobarrubias, began playing his
favorite instrument at a very young age. Inspired and supported by his parents, he
performed in different public places to help his modest family. Ramón Ayala's first
band experience was a group called Los Jilgueros de Marin; he later joined Los
Pavoreales. After moving to Reynosa, the talented musician met Cornelio Reyna and
formed Relampagos del Norte; the group soon made a self-titled debut album that
featured the hit single "Ya No Llores." When Cornelio Reyna passed away, its name
was changed to Los Bravos del Norte. This group (also commonly billed as Ramon
Ayala y Sus Bravos Del Norte) recorded the tribute En Las Alas De Un Ango A
Cornelio Reynas shortly after his death.
Beginning in 1998, they kept to a prolific recording and touring schedule, often
issuing more than two records in a single year--not counting the many compilations
that flooded the market. Ayala and Los Bravos Del Norte recorded For Freddie
Records most often, but titles appeared on Rosita, P&G Music and Fonovisia as well.
Over 60 titles were released between 1998 and 2016, offering a wide range of love
songs, rancheras, corridos, and dances done in classic norteno style.
Sophie Milman

Jazz vocalist Sophie Milman is a sophisticated and torchy singer with a bent toward
American popular songbook standards. Born in Russia of Jewish heritage, Milman
spent much of her childhood in Israel, where her parents moved after the fall of the
Berlin Wall. In the early '90s, Milman's family emigrated once again to Toronto,
Canada. Having sung from a young age, the then teenage Milman was already
familiar with such iconic vocalists as Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Stevie
Wonder, and others. In 2004, a chance performance at "Real Divas" night - a local
Toronto jazz series - brought Milman to the attention of producer Bill King, who
then secured a few showcase performances for the burgeoning star. Subsequently,
Milman signed a recording contract with Linus Entertainment and released her self-
titled debut album. Make Someone Happy followed on JVC in 2007.